Breaking boundaries: Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020

Breaking boundaries: Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020

The publication Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020 that was published today shows a large number of activities, research and education projects on the subject of architecture competition culture in Europe, carried out as part of a four year project initiated by Architectuur Lokaal. Twenty European countries were involved in the […]

Portfolio Competition Culture in The  Netherlands 1993-2020

Portfolio Competition Culture in The Netherlands 1993-2020

In 2021, Architectuur Lokaal published the Portfolio Competition Culture in The Netherlands 1993-2020, an updated inventory of the developments in the culture of design contests in the Netherlands, based on 80 contests that Architectuur Lokaal was closely involved. Holding design contests is not an aim in itself. Contests are an […]

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 […]

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions, recently published by Leeds Beckett University, builds a bridge between theory (competitions as a policy instrument) and practice (competitions as an aid to innovation in the built environment), on the basis of which conclusions are drawn about political, legal and social […]