Dear ARCH-E community,

Welcome to the latest edition of our project newsletter! ARCH-E's main objective is to promote high-quality architectural solutions for the built environment by boosting the use of Architectural Design Competitions (ADCs) throughout Europe.

In this section you will find news on:

  • the ARCH-E network

  • the Research Package

  • the ADC map

  • related projects and initiatives around Europe

  • and much more!

We wish you a pleasant reading,

The ARCH-E project team

News from ARCH-E

Join the ARCH-E Network

Find Cooperation Partners for Cross-Border Projects

The ARCH-E Network facilitates to search for cooperation partners in transnational teams, be it other architects or ADC experts, abroad. You can either search the network for potential partners or offer your expertise.

In the framework of the Architectural Design Competition organised by Future Schools for Ukraine (more information below), cross-border cooperations between architects from EU-member states and architects from Ukraine are searched for. In this context the ARCH-E network proves to be a helpful tool for connecting. 

The ARCH-E Research Package is out

Architectural Design Competitions (ADCs) are essential tools for improving the quality of the built environment and encouraging innovation in the architecture field. However, a limitation persists in the way national frameworks are strongly rooted in the competition culture of each country, hindering the participation to the ADCs.
A consistent and long-term strategy for the collection and sharing of data among EU member states has never been developed. This lack of knowledge adds to language barriers and poor information exchange, resulting in a very low rate of transnational participation in ADCs.

The ARCH-E project addressed these issues by developing this Research Package, which focuses on knowledge and information exchange and promotes healthy competition.

The ADC Map

Like a signpost to country specific procurement platforms, chambers, laws and other ADC essentials

The ADC map gathers information about the ADC landscape in Europe. At the moment, information on Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland can be found. As ARCH-E's pool of cooperation partners and projects grows, additions to the ADC map are constantly made. That is not only true about its geographical reach but also concerning the depth of information.

Online Workshop ‘Cross-Border Networking for Architects: Practice, Platforms, Projects’

In an effort to facilitate networking and cooperation among architects throughout Europe and especially Ukraine, the NEB Public Infrastructure for Ukraine initiative, the Architects' Council of Europe, and the ARCH-E project organised the above-mentioned online workshop on 26 April 2024.

ARCH-E initiator Daniel Fügenschuh gave insights into ARCH-E's goals and ambitions, an outlook on the further development of the project and how the already existing online tools, foremost the ARCH-E network, provide a growing international platform for architects to connect, exchange and collaborate.

ARCH-E Consortium Meeting in Berlin

The 10 project partners and the 5 cooperation partners met for the second time in Berlin to enhance, promote and support the Architectural Design Competitions (ADCs). Particular attention was given to the upcoming ‘ARCH-E glossary’ of 100 keywords describing the ADCs procedures in all EU countries.

Many thanks to our partner Bundesarchitektenkammer (Federal Chamber of German Architects) for the warm hospitality and to all other partners for joining!

The consortium will meet again soon in Budapest (Hungary).

ADCs around Europe

Take part in the anotHERVIEWture Award

The anotHERVIEWture AWARD is an award for excellence in female engineering sciences and architecture. There are 1.119 female architects and chartered engineering consultants registered in Austria and 744 of them are actively working in their field of profession. 1.119 women, representing 10% of highly trained and officially accredited experts in Austria who design and create our built environment and develop engineering projects.

The anotHERVIEWture AWARD introduces a number of these women and their work to you and a broader public in order to raise awareness of the female contribution to the building industry and to highlight role models in order to transform this field of profession towards equality and diversity. Female architects will be awarded in four categories, two of them open to female architects internationally.

The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2024.

‘Future School for Ukraine’ competition

Education cannot be put on hold without risking the future of generations. The Central Project Management Agency of Lithuania, in collaboration with the Architects Association of Lithuania, announced the international architectural competition to design the next-generation schools for Ukraine.

Architects worldwide are invited to contribute to this impactful project. The initiative aims not only to rebuild the educational landscape of war-torn Ukraine but to transform it into a more resilient, safe, and forward-thinking environment.

The deadline to submit the projects is 23rd May, 10:00 AM (GMT+2).

The ARCH-E Network provides the possibility to connect with professionals in architecture in the EU, the Ukraine and other countries. This can help you to form transnational teams and working groups to participate and cooperate in the “Future school for Ukraine” and other architectural design competitions.

Our promotional material is now available in multiple languages

Check our leaflet, roll-up poster and infographic giving you a glimpse on the ARCH-E objectives for the upcoming years. Besides English, you can now find it in Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hungarian, Slovenian, and Spanish!

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