Non-open Urban Development and Investor Competition ‘Weiße Kaserne‘ – Zweibrücken

Non-open Urban Development and Investor Competition ‘Weiße Kaserne‘ – Zweibrücken

Submission: August 17, 2021
Registration: May 7, 2021
Language: English, German
Location: Zweibrücken, Germany
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Professionals


The association Zukunfts Region Westpfalz e. V. intends to develop the area of the ‘Weiße Kaserne’ in coordination with the city of Zweibrücken and the owners. The former barracks area is centrally located in the city of Zweibrücken/ Germany (in close proximity to the Ramstein US Airbase), not far from the city center. The approx. 4.5 ha large area is to be sold for development. For this purpose, a combined urban development and investor competition is being held to find a coherent urban development and architectural development and utilization concept, for which an investor is prepared to enter into purchase negotiations with the owners and, in the event of a positive conclusion to the talks, to develop the site in accordance with the concept.

The following goals in particular are being pursued with the urban development reorganization:

  • Integration of the new development into the existing development structure,
  • Strengthening the residential and commercial function in the vicinity of the central downtown area,
  • Creation of a high-quality neighborhood,
  • Revitalization of a brownfield site in the inner area.
Mainly residential development as well as a commercial or public part (e.g. offices, restaurants, leisure, culture, etc.) are to be implemented. As part of the process, urban-architectural and usage concepts are sought, which increase the attractiveness of the location and represent an important component in the urban development of Zweibrücken.


Natural and legal persons who meet the professional requirements are eligible to participate. Both individual investors and investor consortia can submit applications and bids. Consortia must al-
ready designate a common representative during the competition procedure and adopt a legal form for the acquisition of the land.
Investors are free to decide whether the draft documents, submitted with the application/bid, are made by an external architectural firm planning team chosen by the investor (preferred) or by architects employed in the company.

This is an international, non-open, two-stage investor competition for which an association of investors with architects is permitted.


The awarding authority provides a competition sum of 30,000 € for the architect of the participating consortium (1st prize: 15,000 €, 2nd prize: 10,000 €, 3rd prize: 5,000 €).
The jury is composed of representatives of the owners, the awarding authority, the city of Zweibrücken and renowned external experts.


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Date: May 4, 2021