EU Competition Culture Dictionary

EU Competition Culture Dictionary

During the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the concept of the proposed EU Competition Culture Dictionary, a vocabulary to avoid misunderstandings, was discussed by Architectuur Lokaal. The reason for compiling a glossary is that there is a lot of confusion on the terms used in international discussions. In Europe, most of […]

Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year, Amsterdam 2017

Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year, Amsterdam 2017

Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year. 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 […]

Conference Competition Culture in Europe, Amsterdam 2017

Conference Competition Culture in Europe, Amsterdam 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 […]

Architectural competitions in Latvia (1860 – 2013)

Architectural competitions in Latvia (1860 – 2013)

Abstract – Architectural competitions are traditionally considered as a method of research and innovation in order to create esthetical and technical solutions, define social values and develop critical approach to the implementation of architectural projects. These competitions initiate debates on the balance between artistic quality and market demand, individual work […]