Competition sponsor: A P Møller Foundation, Realdania, Danish Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties (SLKE) and Nyborg Municipality
The competition: Nyborg Castle and its environs are to be revitalised so that they will become a new coherent cultural heritage site that provides better understanding of the historical fortress structure on the castle island, enhanced cohesion between castle and town, and new facilities for presentation, interpretation and exhibition. In addition to the masterplan that is to include the town hall square and the ramparts, existing listed buildings are to be restored and a new exhibition building is to be established within the castle perimeter.
The design competition is organised jointly by the A P Møller Foundation, Realdania, the Danish Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties (SLKE) and Nyborg Municipality. The competition is both ambitious and highly unusual, as entrants are asked to present proposals for the addition of new buildings to a listed ancient monument and to add new facilities to a listed building complex. A multitude of considerations are to be given to the listings, archaeological traces and ruins in and on the ground, and the response proposed to these challenges will be decisive in the assessment of entries. The Danish Agency for Culture is therefore a key party in this competition and will also act as adviser to the assessment panel.
It should be noted that the actual exhibition design is not part of this competition.
The competition sponsor would like applicants to form teams with the competencies and qualifications needed to realise the vision. Such teams may comprise both Danish and international enterprises.
The competition sponsor intends to shortlist six teams for participation in the competition and to select up to three equal winners of the competition who will be invited to participate in the negotiated procedure. The negotiations will be conducted with each winning team individually, and there will be several negotiation meetings with intermediary submissions of the entrants’ adjusted designs.
The total construction budget is in the region of DKK 200 million exclusive of VAT. This amount includes building site costs, winter measures and contingencies, but not consultants’ fees. It excludes the cost of exhibition design and furniture.
SLKE intends to enter into a lead consultancy agreement with the entrant that submitted the most economically advantageous tender.