ACE Conference Climate Change & Built Heritage

On 28 October, we held our first hybrid conference 'Climate Change & Built Heritage". Read the conference statement Watch the video

The NEBC online conference 'Common Ground: making the Renovation Wave a cultural project'

On 29 April, the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) held its first online conference 'Common Ground: Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project.’ Read the conference report Watch the video of the conference

THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSION IN EUROPE

The 2020 ACE Sector Study is now available on the ACE website and on the ACE Observatory. Read the 2020 ACE Sector Study in PDF Discover the ACE Observatory

The Value of Architecture II

The Value of Architecture II shows the importance of using research to evidence the environmental, social, cultural and economic performance of built environment projects. Download the study

ACE Barcelona Statement: Perspectives: Young Architects’ Forum

On  23  November  2019,  the Architects’  Council  of  Europe organised a  conference  with  the  title 'Perspectives' inviting young  architects  from  all  over  Europe to  express  their  views  on  the  profession and  their  visions  and  aspirations  for  the  future. Read more

Architectural Design Competitions: A Key Policy Tool to Ensure Quality in the Built Environment

The ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions, took place on 25 October 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more

ACE POLICY SEMINAR ON QUALITY ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

On 2 October 2019, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment. Read more

ACE STATEMENT ON ACHIEVING QUALITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

On 4 May 2019, in Innsbruck (Austria), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented a Statement on Achieving Quality in the Built Environment, on the occasion of its Conference on the theme “How to Achieve Quality in the Built Environment: Quality assurance tools and systems”. Read more

Leeuwarden Declaration

The Declaration recalls that the adaptive re-use of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society, for present and future generations. Read more

A talk with European Architects

ACE interviews reflect on the future of architecture and the quality of the built environment. Read more

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2021 retrospective. What the Architects' Council of Europe did for you in 2021 & 2022 outlook.

02.01.2022

New year, new perspectives. ACE has summarised the actions completed in 2021 and the planned activities for 2022.  This year, ACE will continue to advocate and raise awareness of the value of architecture and architects in many ways. Events, studies, publications, work groups expertise an...

Season's greetings from the Architects' Council of Europe: Words from the President

20.12.2021

As we approach the end of 2021 and prepare to welcome 2022, georg pendl, the ACE President takes this opportunity to recall what has happened and been achieved during the last four years. "At the time of the last season’s greetings of my term as ACE President I take the opportunity to recall ...

ACE welcomes the Council conclusions on “culture, high-quality architecture and built environment as key elements of the NEB initiative”

02.12.2021

On 30 November 2021, EU ministers responsible for culture adopted Conclusions on culture, high-quality architecture and built environment as key elements of the New European Bauhaus initiative. The Architects Council of Europe very much welcomes these conclusions and congratulates the Slovenian Pres...

POLICIES

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Public Procurement: NEBC Statement (2021)

21.09.2021

Statement of the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) on Public Procurement

Communication of the EU Commission: An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe

27.01.2021

The ACE welcomes the initiative of the EU Commission to address the challenges that SMEs face and invites it to pay special attention to the specificities of the liberal professions, which are principally made up of micro-enterprises. Indeed, the vast majority of architectural offices in the EU...

Public Procurement & Architecture Design Contest Workgroup: Results of the ACE Public Procurement survey

29.10.2020

The survey ran for over a year and elicited responses from 26 countries (out of 31). At the time of writing, responses were outstanding from EL, LUX, SK, UK and SRB;General impact – was mixed. Many said the new Directive had made no change or had had no positive impact. However, there were...

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