The NEBC online conference 'Common Ground : making the Renovation Wave a cultural project'

On 29 April, the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) held its first online conference 'Common Ground: Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project’. Read the conference report. Watch the video of the conference.


The 2020 ACE Sector Study is now available on the ACE website and on the ACE Observatory. Read the 2020 ACE Sector Study in PDF. Discover ACE observatory.

The Value of Architecture II

The Value of Architecture II shows the importance of using research to evidence the environmental, social, cultural and economic performance of built environment projects. Download the study here.

ACE 2020 Annual report and 2021 Outlook

On 23 April 2021, in the framework of its online General Assembly, the Architects' Council of Europe presented its 2020 Annual Report and 2021Outlook. Read more

ACE Barcelona Statement: Perspectives: Young Architects’ Forum

On  23  November  2019,  the Architects’  Council  of  Europe organised a  conference  with  the  title 'Perspectives' inviting young  architects  from  all  over  Europe to  express  their  views  on  the  profession and  their  visions  and  aspirations  for  the  future. Read more

Architectural Design Competitions: A Key Policy Tool to Ensure Quality in the Built Environment

The ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions, took place on 25 October 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more


On 2 October 2019, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment. Read more


On 4 May 2019, in Innsbruck (Austria), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented a Statement on Achieving Quality in the Built Environment, on the occasion of its Conference on the theme “How to Achieve Quality in the Built Environment: Quality assurance tools and systems”. Read more

Leeuwarden Declaration

The Declaration recalls that the adaptive re-use of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society, for present and future generations. Read more

A talk with European Architects

ACE interviews reflect on the future of architecture and the quality of the built environment. Read more


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Still time to join the BIM competition and design an energy savings renovation project!


BIM-SPEED launches EU BIM for Building Renovation Competition for construction professionals and students The EU project BIM-SPEED invites architects, engineers, construction professional and students to participate in the “EU BIM for Building Renovation Competition”. The challenge is to develop a...

The ACE publishes the Value of Architecture II


This study is commissioned by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, with the aim to support the development of research in architectural practice across Europe. Meaning finding suitable tools to document and evaluate t...

EU Week of Regions and Cities: Sign up to ACE workshops


As part of the EU Week of Regions and Cities, the Architects’ Council of Europe is co-organising two workshops to debate with and promote high-quality architecture towards local and regional public authorities. Tuesday 12 October, 9:30 to 11:00 CET: Quality architecture for all cities and regi...


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Communication of the EU Commission: An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe


The ACE welcomes the initiative of the EU Commission to address the challenges that SMEs face and invites it to pay special attention to the specificities of the liberal professions, which are principally made up of micro-enterprises. Indeed, the vast majority of architectural offices in the EU...

Public Procurement & Architecture Design Contest Workgroup: Results of the ACE Public Procurement survey


The survey ran for over a year and elicited responses from 26 countries (out of 31). At the time of writing, responses were outstanding from EL, LUX, SK, UK and SRB;General impact – was mixed. Many said the new Directive had made no change or had had no positive impact. However, there were...

Summary of the ACE positions developed by the Environment Sutainable Architecture Workgroup since 2013


Most people in the EU spend approximately 90% of their time in buildings and 100% in the built environment. Buildings shape social and cultural constructs and affect the health, well-being and productivity of people. Buildings also account for over 40% of EU carbon emissions, while half of all raw...

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