Architectural Competition:Beton Hala Waterfront Center, Serbia

Deadline: 28 April 2011
Open to: professional architects
Prize: 30.000 EUR

The City of Belgrade is launching an international one-stage architectural competition to design the Beton Hala Waterfront Center in Belgrade. The Waterfront Center is envisioned as the principal new access point from the capital’s riverfront to its historic core, and a contemporary architectural anchor point for a vibrant pedestrian zone in one of the city’s oldest continually inhabited parts.


Subject of the competition
The subject of the architectural competition is the preparation of the Preliminary Architectural Design for the new building: Beton Hala Waterfront Center and the surrounding area near the Sava Port.

Purpose of the Competition
The purpose of the architectural competition is to choose, on the basis of a comparison of designs submitted, the best entry by a participant capable of creating the most suitable design in fulfillment of the promoter’s requirements as laid down in these Terms, Program and Relevant Documents.

The ambition of competition is to identify proposals that successfully address the requirements of the Beton Hala Waterfront Center and the surrounding site.


Meeting professional requirements
Architects (architectural teams) may participate in the competition, if they meet the following requirements:

  • Architects participating in the competition shall be licensed / certified / registered / authorized in a professional body in their country,
  • Architectural teams participating in the competition shall have at least one licensed/certified/registered/ authorized architect who will be the team leader.

At the time of registration, competitors shall prove their pro­fessional competence by submitting copy of a formal document on their license /registration / certification/ authorization. Should a winner of the competition not meet the set forth professional prerequisites (or should he/she give false data in his/her portfolio), the commission shall discuss with the next ranked competitor.


A total amount of 70.000 EUR will be available for prizes and honorable mentions. It will be distributed as follows:

  1. prize    30.000,00
  2. prize   20.000,00
  3. prize  10.000,00
  4. Honorable Mentions, 5.000,00 each.

The Promoter undertakes to pay the prize money within 50 days of the announcement of the competition results.
The winner of the best entry shall conclude a contract and col­laborate with an authorized architects/architectural team from Republic of Serbia on all development phases of a project. The Promoter will select the authorized architects and engineers from the Republic of Serbia (according to Public procurement law article 2 paragraph 9) in collaboration with the winner.

Submission of Entries

Competitors must ensure that their entries arrive at the Competition Secretariat on or before: 28.04.2011.
Those packages sent from foreign countries must be packed so as to facilitate customs inspection, where required.
In order to preserve anonymity, the Competition Secretariat will discard packages and wrapping materials on reception.
Competitors, who hand-in their entries, will be provided with a receipt by the competition secretariat.

Apply here: [email protected]

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