The Architects’ Council of Europe seeks talent to develop new visual identity

The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), the representative organisation for the architectural  profession at the European level is currently developing a new strategy for 2021-2025. The future ACE visual identity needs to reflect that new perspective. As Europe boasts a rich mix of people, cultures and architecture, tradition and innovation, ACE has decided to launch a European call for a new all-encompassing visual identity.

The ACE wants to work with the best design talent in Europe. This call aims at encouraging innovative and holistic thinking: designers are welcomed to enter the competition with the same spirit of open minded creativity. The design should embody a sense of the organisation's pivotal role in European architectural practice.

The applications will be reviewed by an International Jury composed of :
Walter Bohatsch (Bohatsch und partner);
Martin Gaffney (DesignWorks);
Jan Kosatko (Studio Kosatko);
georg pendl (ACE President);
Selma Harrington (ACE Vice-President);
Pavel Martinek (ACE Executive Board member).

The selection of visual identity will be based on the following criteria:
Quality, Innovation, Uniqueness, Creativity and Practicability.

Timeline and scope

The application round is two-phased:

Phase 1
Interested participants are invited to submit examples of their work as listed in the brief/Article number 9. After this general call, the jury will select and invite 5 entries. An award of EUR 4000 will be made to each of the 5 pre-selected participants.

Phase 2
The 5 pre-selected participants will be invited to present their concept to the Jury via a video conference.
The winner of the contest will create the new visual identity of ACE with a budget of EURO 30K.


Please send examples of your work to julie.deutschmann@ace-cae-eu with the subject "ACE - visual identity 2021" by email or wetransfer before the 21st of January 2021 including your name, company name and contact information.

For more information please refer to the brief attached.

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