The NEBC online conference 'Common Ground : making the Renovation Wave a cultural project'

On 29 April, the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) held its first online conference 'Common Ground: Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project’. Watch the video of the conference.


The 2020 ACE Sector Study is now available on the ACE website and on the ACE Observatory. Read the 2020 ACE Sector Study in PDF.

ACE 2020 Annual report and 2021 Outlook

On 23 April 2021, in the framework of its online General Assembly, the Architects' Council of Europe presented its 2020 Annual Report and 2021Outlook. Read more

ACE Barcelona Statement: Perspectives: Young Architects’ Forum

On  23  November  2019,  the Architects’  Council  of  Europe organised a  conference  with  the  title 'Perspectives' inviting young  architects  from  all  over  Europe to  express  their  views  on  the  profession and  their  visions  and  aspirations  for  the  future. Read more

Architectural Design Competitions: A Key Policy Tool to Ensure Quality in the Built Environment

The ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions, took place on 25 October 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more


On 2 October 2019, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment. Read more


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”. Read more

Leeuwarden Declaration

The Declaration recalls that the adaptive re-use of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society, for present and future generations. Read more

A talk with European Architects

ACE interviews reflect on the future of architecture and the quality of the built environment. Read more

The Voice of Architects in Europe

ACE is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. Its membership consists of regulatory and professional representative bodies throughout Europe. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 575.000 architects. Read more


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A talk with European Architects: "Architectural policies have a huge impact on all planning processes."


A few weeks ago, ACE talked with 3LHD Architects about the Covid-19 impact, the reconstruction of Zagreb, urban regeneration projects, quality spaces and new trends in architecture. ACE: 3LHD has been committed to minimising the impact of the global pandemic and has not only adapted its  work...

Join us for the 19th edition of the European Week Regions and Cities! Together for recovery. 11-14 October 2021


In the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the Architects’ Council of Europe will organise an online workshop on the New European Bauhaus in collaboration with ICLEI,  a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development....

Join us during the #EUGreenWeek2021: ACE virtual exhibition 20 architectural projects against climate change (1-4 June)


The European Green Week 2021 is dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’. The week itself features and opening event in 31 May and a virtual high-level conference on 1-4 June, but the topic is also addressed in hundreds of partner events around Europe between 3 May and 13 June. Pollution affects ...


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Communication of the EU Commission: An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe


The ACE welcomes the initiative of the EU Commission to address the challenges that SMEs face and invites it to pay special attention to the specificities of the liberal professions, which are principally made up of micro-enterprises. Indeed, the vast majority of architectural offices in the EU...

Public Procurement & Architecture Design Contest Workgroup: Results of the ACE Public Procurement survey


The survey ran for over a year and elicited responses from 26 countries (out of 31). At the time of writing, responses were outstanding from EL, LUX, SK, UK and SRB;General impact – was mixed. Many said the new Directive had made no change or had had no positive impact. However, there were...

Summary of the ACE positions developed by the Environment Sutainable Architecture Workgroup since 2013


Most people in the EU spend approximately 90% of their time in buildings and 100% in the built environment. Buildings shape social and cultural constructs and affect the health, well-being and productivity of people. Buildings also account for over 40% of EU carbon emissions, while half of all raw...

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