The present stateIn early April, eight participants submitted their competition entries. The jury decided upon the outcome of the competition on April 25 and 26, 2007 in Tripolis. The result was announced on June 30, 2007, during the UN Habitat Seminar and presented on this page. For more information, click on 'results'.
Sponsor of the competitionGreat Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, represented through the ODAC (Organization for Development of Administrative Centers).
SiteThe site is a 240 ha area located in the south of Tripoli. The area is traversed by the Airport Highway, which connects the city center with the international airport in the south.
Project contentIt is intended to develop an administrative complex of approx. 700,000 sqm GFA in 30 buidlings for the government of Libya.
ProcedureThe competition is a single stage urban design and architecture competition with an application procedure.
JuryArchitectural jurors:
Craig Dykers, Oslo/New York
Guido Hager, Zurich
Prof. Rodolfo Machado, Boston
Prof. Matthias Sauerbruch, Berlin/London
Prof. Peter Zlonicky, Munich

Alternate Architectural juror:
Prof. Bruno Sauer, Valencia

Technical jurors:
Ali I. Dabaiba, Tripoli
Khaled M. Elgwail, Tripoli
Anwar A. Sassi, Tripoli
Dr. Ali Shebani,Tripoli

Alternate Technical jurors:
Salah Abograra, Tripoli
Mohsen M. Ben Halim, Tripoli
Dr. Ahmed M. Shembesh, Tripoli
Hafath Zaidan, Tripoli
Prizes and feesThe total amount of prizes is 300.000 USD:
1st prize: USD 120.000
2nd prize: USD 90.000
3rd prize: USD 60.000
4th prize: USD 30.000

A flat rate fee of 100.000 USD is payed to each paticipant in respect of expenses incurred. Travel costs for the paticipants' colloquium will be reimbursed.
ParticipantsThe following architectural firms have been selected as competitors:

• Architekten von Gerkan Marg & Partner, Hamburg
• Ateliers Lion Architectes Urbanistes, Paris
• Burckhardt + Partner AG, Zurich
• Consolidated Consultants Engineering & Enviroment Jafar Tukan Architects, Amman
• Kisho Kurokawa Architects & Associates, Tokyo
• Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten GmbH, Berlin
• Libyan Architect Group, Tipoli
• Schultes Frank Architekten, Berlin
• Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Meeting of the selection committeeDecember 21, 2006
Jury colloquiumJanuary 23 and 24, 2007
Shipment of competition materialsFebruary 5, 2007
Online forumApril 5 to 16, 2007
Site visitFebruary 20, 2007
Participants' colloquiumFebruary 21, 2007
Submission of entries "Set A"April 2, 2007
Submission of entries "Set B"April 16, 2007
Jury meetingApril 25/26, 2007
ExhibitionJuly 2007