The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz chose a two-part process to arrive at the winning design for the new museum building at the Kulturforum.
An open ideas competition entitled “The Museum of the 20th Century and its Integration into the Urban Environment” was held before the actual design competition. Ten prizewinners from the ideas competition qualified to enter the design competition.
The design competition is a two-phase process. In the first phase, an additional 19 teams of architects and landscape architects qualified in a worldwide competition. In addition, 13 architecture firms were invited to take part in the design competition.
Now the field of entrants for the second phase – the final round of the design competition – consists of 42 shared offices made up of architects and landscape architects.