The Fulcrum is the independent, non-commercial portal on competition culture in Europe in the field of architecture. read more
The Fulcrum is the independent, non-commercial portal on competition culture in Europe in the field of architecture. The Fulcrum aims to promote a healthy European building culture. By increasing the transparency in the market for architecture and promulgating best practices, the Fulcrum intends to lower entry barriers to public contracts, to increase the efficiency and proportionality of public procurement and to stimulate cross-border trade. The Fulcrum is an initiative of Architectuur Lokaal (NL) and the result of an ongoing collaboration with many European partners.
Architectuur Lokaal is the independent national centre of expertise devoted to building culture in The Netherlands (since 1993). The foundation brings together public, private and incidental patrons, professionals who provide design services, and all other parties involved in building culture. We cater in particular for public parties. The Procurement & Design Competition Office (Steunpunt Architectuuropdrachten & Ontwerpwedstrijden) advises public and private clients about (European) procurement procedures and competitions. The KOMPAS light digital manuals (free of charge) are compiled on the initiative of the Chief Government Architect. The manuals are widely endorsed by the Chief Government Architect, various ministries, designers’ groups, corporations, developers and the Association of Dutch Municipalities.