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Prekvalificering – arkitekttävling vs markanvisningstävling
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. (arc•plan)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Prequalification – architectural competition vs developer competition (English)
Abstract [en]

This report presents result from a research project on prequalification in restricted com-petitions. Three restricted architectural competitions are compared with three restricted de-veloper competitions in the research project. The competition task includes both senior hous-ing and ordinary apartments. All the six competitions have been organized by the public sec-tor in Sweden.


The overall aim was to describe and understand how organizers select design teams for restricted competitions. The methodology includes inventory of competitions, case studies, document reviews and interviews of 20 members in the organizers’ selection committees.


The organizer starts prequalification by inviting candidates to competitions. General con-ditions, submission requirements and criteria for the evaluation of applications are parts of an established practice. Demands in the invitation refer to requirements in the procurement law. Criteria for evaluations are based in professional practice. This is the case both for architect-tural and developer competitions.


One important difference between architectural competitions and developer competitions is the number of applications. The three architectural competitions generated 120 applications from architecture firms. The organizer invited 11 design teams (9%). The three developer competitions attracted 21 applications from constructing companies and real estate managers. 16 became invited (76%). The selecting committees had only one meeting for choosing can-didates in developer competitions. In architectural competitions the selection committees used three to four meetings. The procedure for selection was based on (a) identifying differences in professional quality, (b) personal preference and (c) scoring merits. Choosing candidates in the developer competitions was much more simplified, which can be explained by the less number of applicants. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, 2012. , 62 p.
Trita-ARK. Forskningspublikationer, ISSN 1402-7453 ; 2012:3
Keyword [en]
Architectural competitions, developer competitions, restricted competitions, invitation, prequalification, selection, organizer.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109753OAI: diva2:583986

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