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Contest for new Rosa Luxemburg headquarters begins

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A design competition has been launched for a new £9 million headquarters for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin

Organised by developer GrundstücksgesellschaftStraße der Pariser Kommune 8, the contest seeks proposals for a new 3,500m² home for the left-wing political education organization on the site of a former post office.

Located in the German capital’s Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district, the new ‘multifunctional office and administration building’ will feature a library, gallery, events spaces and workspace for 155 staff.

Founded in 1990, the foundation - named after the Marxist theorist Rosa Luxemburg - promotes political education and is associated with Germany’s democratic socialist Left Party. The organisation is currently based inside a 1974 office block originally built for the New Germany newspaper (pictured).

According to the contract notice, proposals must be ‘recognizable in shape and appearance’ and combine ‘high design quality, functionality, robustness and flexibility to fit into the emerging environment.’

Up to 25 teams will be invited to develop detailed designs in the competition’s second stage following an open, conceptual first round.

Judges include foundation chief executive Dagmar Enkelmann, Berlin-based architect Donatella Fioretti and Regula Lüscher of the city’s Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment.

A £100,000 prize fund will be shared between the top entries. The deadline for requests to participate is 29 October.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Dip.-Ing. Architektin Ulrike Lickert
Grundstücksgesellschaft der Pariser Kommune 8 GmbH & Co. KG
(für die Zwecke der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung e. V.)
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
Berlin
10243
DEUTSCHLAND

Tel: +49 3047378230
Eail: mail@ulrike-lickert.de
Fax: +49 3047378229

 

 

 

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