Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year.
09 October 2017 - Last week in Amsterdam, Architectuur Lokaal organized the first two-day conference on Competition Culture in Europe. The results of research in seventeen countries were presented, compared, and supplemented with knowledge from other countries. The meeting served as the start of a four-year project geared towards improving the accessibility and transparency of competitions in Europe. At the close of the conference, concrete agreements were made which are feasible within one year and will be carried out by the representatives of the more than 25 countries that were present.
Conference on Competition Culture
25 July 2017 - How can architects, especially the new generation, find out what design contests are announced in Europe? What considerations should they make to decide if they’re going to participate in an architect selection abroad? And what is the chance a winning plan will be built? Architect selections for commissions below EU thresholds are not published on the official website Tenders European Daily (TED). Smaller commissions stay below the radar and, above all, not all European countries are members of the European Union.
In order to gain better insight into the current situation, Architectuur Lokaal will host a two day international conference in Amsterdam: Competition Culture in Europe, on September 28 and 29. The conference will mark the start of a four-year program on competition culture in Europe.
Design contest portals by country
25 July 2017 - As part of the Competition Culture in Europe program we've published a list of (national) websites for seventeen European countries where design contests are announced. Design contest below the EU thresholds are usually not published on Tenders European Daily. We will continue to update this list. If a country or a website is missing, please notify us by email.