Grenfell Tower fire - ACE recalls the responsibility that architects and building professionals have to society


The Architects' Council of Europe expresses its deepest symapthy for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London and deplores this disaster which could almost certainly have been avoided. "This incident underlines the huge responsibility architects - and all professionals involved in the building industry - have to society” says Luciano Lazzari, ACE President. 

With an investigation underway, we certainly cannot comment on the causes, but we can say that the specification of materials and their application does fall directly under our remit and we therefore urge our members to be extremely careful in their choices, mindful of the great impact our specifications may have on the safety and well being of our citizens. 

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