Architect, [phase eins], Berlin, Germany
"The Architecture of Competitions"
People engage in contests in racing, thinking, playing, computing or writing poetry; they compete for the most beautiful body; and the struggle for power and fame is also a competition of sorts. It is part and parcel of human nature to pit oneself against rivals. This surely is also at the root of the long-established tradition of competition among architects - a lecture on the history of architecture competitions, its rules, the methods for their management and samples from current projects in Europe and Asia.