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Company News, 2006-05-15, 01:07 PM

Architectural Project Competition for New Development in Essen

With the following public announcement, the ThyssenKrupp Group launches the architectural project competition for the office and administrative buildings to be newly constructed in Essen:

Thyssen Krupp AG is planning the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen, to be built on an inner-city plot of approx. 15 hectares. Projected for a total of over 2,000 staff, it will constitute the new ThyssenKrupp Headquarters as well as other office and administrative buildings of the Group. Besides a multi-purpose building housing the ThyssenKrupp Academy, Conference Center and hotel, the project includes other uses with a total of approx. 100,000 sq m of gross-floor area (GFA). The ensemble is to be executed as an outstanding piece of innovative architecture.

To this end, ThyssenKrupp AG, represented by ThyssenKrupp Real Estate GmbH, is sponsoring a worldwide open two-stage architectural project competition. Following an anonymous Stage One, Stage Two will be conducted as a cooperative procedure, with approx. 8 to 12 competitors. Eligible for participation are architects who, in a responsible capacity, at least have rendered services as per Service Phases 2 to 5 HOAI for an implemented office block or administrative building of over 10,000 sq m of GFA.

The prize money amounts to a total of 260,000 Euro, and Stage-Two competitors will receive an additional remuneration of 25,000 Euro each, for services rendered. The jury will be composed of distinguished architects, specialist planning professionals and representatives of the Sponsor, the City of Essen and the State of North-Rhine Westphalia.

Online registration for participation is possible with immediate effect until June 30, 2006. Competition documents for Stage One will be released on June 19, 2006. For details and access to the registration page, please visit

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