Architectural Competitions as a Knowledge System

On-going, upcoming and completed design or design and build competitions implemented by public and private contracting authorities – at a glance 

The applied research project at hand consists of building a web-accessible database to systematically gather and provide knowledge and information on design or design and build competitions in Switzerland. Its objective is to improve the quality and enhance the efficiency of design competitions and to provide data for applied as well as basic research related to the building industry.

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Scope of services

The project is carried out in collaboration with the foundation Stiftung Forschung Planungswettbewerbe (Research Design Competitions) and twelve other project partners (see below). It has received funding from the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). The web-accessible database has been put into operation in 2013.


2010 to 2013
Collaboration external:
Strittmatter Partner AG
ERR Raumplaner AG
Buchhofer AG
Studi Associati SA
Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz
Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Kanton Basel-Stadt
Amt für Hochbauten der Stadt Zürich
Raiffeisen Schweiz
Kanton Aargau, Architektur und Entwicklung Immobilien
Hochbauamt Stadt St.Gallen
Service d’architecture de la ville de Lausanne
Archives de la construction moderne, EPF Lausanne
ETH Zürich, Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur GTA
Kommission für Technologie und Innovation KTI