Design Competitions

Architectural Design Competitions

A Key Policy Tool to Ensure Quality in the Built Environment Full Press Release transcript from the Conference on International Design Competitions organised by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), 25 October 2019. UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. Declaration Architectural design competitions (ADCs) are among the most effective ways to…

TheFulcrum.eu – Expanded and Relaunched

TheFulcrum.eu the first international portal for architecture commissions covering all European countries has now been relaunched. It remains free to all but with its new and expanded form it now covers thirty-nine European Countries. TheFulcrum.eu offers greater access and insights into public procurement and competition culture in Europe, contributing to improving construction culture across the…

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices is now available in hardcopy from the RIBA bookshop This publication comprises a series of essays by distinguished architects, competition organisers, scholars and commentators in 22 chapters on architectural competitions. The case studies, project data, discussions and interpretive glossary, that together include reflections on historic, contemporary and future competitions and…

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices is a publication from Project Compass on architectural competitions, with a series of essays by 17 distinguished architects, competition organisers, scholars and commentators in 22 chapters, covering 11 countries. The case studies, project data, discussions and interpretive glossary, that together include reflections on historic, contemporary and future competitions and their practices, opportunities and potential, in Europe and beyond,…

25 May 2018, 7.00-8.30pm, Palazzo Widmann, Venice

Competition Culture in Europe will be gathering and launching the publication ‘Competition Culture in Europe: Voices’ on 25 May 2018, 7.00-8.30pm, Palazzo Widmann, Cannaregio, Venice (Calle Larga Widmann 30121 Venice).   The publication arises from the European call in December 2017 for essays on architectural competitions. The detailed programme is below. In 2017 the collaboration of Project Compass…

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With & Within Architecture

  The Competition Grid: Experimenting With & Within Architecture Competitions   (Theodoru. M., Katsakou A. (eds) RIBA Publishing, 2018. Project Compass Director Walter Menteth has contributed Chapter 10, ‘E-Procurement Delivering Better Design Competitions’ in Part 3-‘Experimenting with Architectural Competitions’.  “This is an engaging and extensive review of architectural competitions. Merging the immediacy of practitioners’ competition experience…

Central Government Framework Agreements Survey

Frameworks bedevil SME Design Professionals so please take this opportunity to complete this survey here on Government Framework Agreements to communicate your views and help formulate better policy for SME access & engagement, before the 31st of March deadline. The survey results will be reported on Project Compass in due course. The letter transcribed below sets out the…

Open Call for the Venice Biennale 2018

PLEASE NOTE: the deadline for submissions has now been extended to 23 March 2018. Short illustrated articles on your experiences of architectural competitions in Europe are invited for the Venice Biennale 2018. This Open Call is part of a project that aims to improve architectural competitions and  design contests by appraising comparative performances, procedures and outputs…

Project Compass Newsletter December 2017

The Project Compass Newsletter December 2017 highlights some of our activities  over the past 18 months, the publications that have been output, a procurement trends report and our anticipated future activities. Information on our exciting programme and the range of new activities we plan may be of particular interest to all our supporters and site…

‘Competition Culture in Europe 2013-2016’ published

Competition Culture in Europe

‘Competition Culture in Europe 2013-2016’ is a new publication resulting from a pan-European survey executed by Project Compass CIC, Architectuur Lokaal and A10 new European Architecture Cooperative.