22 February 2024 – Invited by the Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen, I was appointed – along with Birgit Rapp and Meinrad Morger, among others – as a jury member for a competition for a housing project in Berlin Mitte.

On Tuesday, I was in Berlin to set the competition rules:
. 82 residential and commercial units
. an expert jury of 20 people
. detailed competition rules, binding on all parties
. resulting from two years of preparation
. aimed at actual realisation
. clear ambition in architecture, heritage and housing quality.
And remarkable: mechanical ventilation is prohibited for sustainability reasons.

The Netherlands can dream of this kind of competition.