Policy Positions

Sustainable Architecture - Public

Towards a high-quality Baukultur for Europe - Signed on 22 January 2018 in Davos (Switzerland).


Future shapers (12/06/19)

Getting the measure of Baukultur (4-5/11/19)

Statement  of  the  Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) at the World  Circular  Economy  Forum,  4-­5  June 2019, Helsinki

ACE policy recommendations to close the gap between the expected and achieved energy performance of buildings (‘performance gap’).

On Friday 23 November, the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) organised in Leeuwarden, the 2018 European Capital of Culture, a conference on the Adaptive Re-Use and Transition of the Built Heritage. On this occasion, a Declaration supported by the European Federation of Fortified Sites (EFFORTS), the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), Europa Nostra, and Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) was presented.

Since buildings are a long-term investment, it is crucial to calculate their value in aspect of their impact over a long-term period. It is important to understand the life cycle performance of buildings and the integrated and comprehensive, investment evaluation approach.

This manifesto highlights the key issues that the NEB brings to the fore explaining the role of architecture therein and calls on architects to take their place in the NEB movement.

Download the ACE Manifesto on the New European Bauhaus.

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".

Declaration adopted on the occasion of the UIA World Congress in Durban recognising the architects' central role in planning and designing the built environment, and the need to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and provide equal access to shelter.

Achieving Quality in Architecture / Baukultur

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