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ACE Recommendations for Architectural Design Competition & Master Brief


The Architectural Design Competition (ADC) is a quality based and solution orientated selection procedure. ‘ADC’ means those procedures, mainly in the fields of architecture, engineering and urban landscape planning, which enable the contracting authority to acquire a plan or design selected by a jury after being put out to competition with or without the award of prizes.  

The Architects’ Council of Europe consequently promotes the design competition as a procedure perfectly tailored to the awarding of architects’ services; it defined several recommendations concerning the implementation of this tool.

This publication is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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