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Our competition officially closed on April 22nd, 2010. On April 23rd, Protocol Architecture held a jury review at Columbia University. Jurors in attendance were Mark Collins of Proxy, Ed Keller of a|Um, and Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG.

Several other jurors have responded to the entries remotely, including:

Kristen Alvanson, artist
Juan Azulay, Matter Management
Eric Ellingsen, Species of Space and Olafur Eliasson Workshop
Jamie Kruse, smudge studio
Reza Negarestani, author of Cyclonopedia
Roland Snooks, Kokkugia

You can read their comments here. And see videos from the jury review at Columbia here.

Based on the combined results, Protocol Architecture would like to announce the winning entries of the Recovering Berlin [2040] competition.

Entry 1: Expanded Terrain

Entry 12: Synaptic Partitions

Entry 16: Earth-Based BIO (Super) Computer

Thank you to all participants and jurors. Check back for future projects from Protocol Architecture.


The EU HQ project is a seed for reconstituting the politics and economy of matter in Berlin.  It reinterprets the built environment and the rebuilt environment.


The [Recovering Berlin] competition is officially announced. Click the link on the right for the full competition brief. We are currently putting together an official jury list and ironing out some details. Check back for more information soon. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We will post them with answers on this blog as we get them in.

All questions and submissions should be sent to