The competition process

The City of Malmö works for a transparent and open, representative, and inclusive process where as many as possible in the industry get the opportunity to participate. The aim is always for holistic and sustainable long-term solutions.

The City of Malmö’s purpose with architectural competitions is to:

  • Ensure both sufficient ambition and deliverability.

  • Study, improve, compare and assess multiple approaches to find the best response to a project’s expectations. The choice of path, opportunities and consequences are to be clearly raised and discussed.

  • Work for an open and inclusive process.

  • Find the best suited architect or team for the task and continued process.

The result should reflect the basic direction, ambition and agreement between applicants and the City of Malmö. It should run as a common thread through the whole planning and building permit process.