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UIA World Congress of Architects: ACE/ UIA Workshop 'High-quality architecture and built environment: a political goal' 4 July 2023


In recent years, there has been a growing awareness within the European political realm of the positive contribution a high-quality built environment can make to the common good. Several recent policy initiatives have put a strong focus on the need to adopt an holistic, culture-centred approach to the built environment and have elevated an understanding of architecture’s key role to a higher political level.

As part of the UIA World Congress of Architects, taking place this year in Copenhagen, the Architects' Council of Europe and the Region I of the International Union of Architects are co-organising a workshop on Tuesday 4 July 2023 (8.30 - 10.00 am CET) to discuss recent developments in Europe in terms of architecture policies. In particular, participants will learn about new national architectural policies, the Davos process, the concept of Baukultur and the New European Bauhaus.

Speakers will share their views on the following issues:
- How to instill high-quality architecture and Baukultur principles in public policies?   
- How public policies can contribute to achieving a high-quality built environment?   
- How economic operators can be encouraged to favour quality approaches and adhere to high-quality Baukultur principles?
- What tools do we need to assess Baukultur and quality in the built environment?

Speakers and panelists will include:

- Ciaran CUFFE, Member of the European Parliament
- Helena BJARNEGÅRD, Sweden State Architect;
- Oliver MARTIN, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Head of the Baukultur section;
- Iñaqui CARNICERO, Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Secretary General for Urban Agenda and Architecture;
- Ruth SCHAGEMANN, ACE President;
- George KUNIHIRO, past President of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA);
- Donatien KASSEYET, President of the African Union of Architects (AUA);
- Emily GRANDSTAFF-RICE, President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 
Moderation by Tillman PRINZ, Secretary General, Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK).
Download the programme here.

Date: 4 July at 8.30 am
UIA World Congress of Architects - Bella Center Copenhagen
Room: B3 M5-6

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If you are attending the UIA World Congress of Architects, don't miss out the ACE exhibition "20 European architectural projects against climate change." Discover 20 projects that demonstrate that  an holistic architectural approach can  generate and integrate fundamentally different approaches and options in  order to  design creative and adaptive buildings and urban projects. Stand C2-031

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