QUESTION OF THE MONTH
Does BIM make the practice of your profession as an architect easier?
Result of last question: Do you support the development of an EU Building Passport?
On 9 April 2017 the Barbara Cappochin Foundation and the Italian National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists (CNAPPC) launched the 2017 edition of the Barbara Cappochin Prize, founded in remembrance of architecture student Barbara Cappochin.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE in Austria 2018
ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich grants a studio apartment in Krems as well as a scholarship financed by the Federal Province of Lower Austria to architects, spatial planners, landscape architects, theorists and curators focusing their work on architecture.
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today the list of 356 works competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award.
The Architects’ Council of Europe responds to the EU Commission’s consultation on indicators for the assessment of environmental performance of buildings.
Last week, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) submitted a response to the public consultation of the EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) on draft indicators for the assessment of the environmental performance of buildings. While welcoming this initiative, ACE calls for greater recognition of architecture in the project development.
In its Communication of July 2014 on Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector, the EU Commission announced the development of a EU framework of indicators to assess the environmental performance of buildings. These indicators shall help building professionals and their clients to prioritise their focus for making environmental improvements, as well as facilitate greater comparability of data and results from assessment and certification schemes.
ACE welcomes this initiative: transparent and harmonised metrics are needed to transform our built environment to require significantly less natural resources, to be healthy, comfortable and productive. Furthermore, these indicators may help to establish a new consensus on the definition of building quality.
ACE expresses grave concerns following the arrests at the Istanbul Chamber of Architects
On Tuesday 31 May, police arrested 15 people in the building of the Istanbul Chamber of Architects, including the President of the Chamber of Architects of Turkey (CAT) and Board Members and employees of the CAT Istanbul Branch. The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) expresses grave concerns at this event.
The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) aims to support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future. YTAA has emerged from curiosity about and interest in the initial stages in these students’ development and a desire to support their talent as they enter into the professional world.
The AR is looking for outstanding examples of contemporary one-off house projects. If you have completed an exceptional house project in the last five years, enter the AR House category to gain global exposure and recognition.
Entry deadline: 10 March – enter now
The 2016 WAF Awards are open for entries, enter today and the next stop's Berlin!
Make 2016 matter. Raise your profile internationally, enter new markets and prove yourself on a global stage. Take the first step and enter the World Architecture Festival Awards now.
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