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sia international joins The European Platform for Architectural Design Competitions (ARCH-E)


The European Platform for Architectural Design Competitions (ARCH-E) is a project co-funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe framework (CREA).

sia international joins this project led by the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants as cooperation partner.

The main objectives of this project with 10 European partners and 5 cooperation partners are to promote high-quality architectural solutions for the built environment by increasing the use of architectural design competitions (ADC) in Europe and overcoming cross border market barriers in the market for architectural services. Design Competitions are determined by national frameworks and traditions. Due to a lack of information and exchange, there is very low transnational participation. This information lack excludes many architects from participating in the (cross border) market and thus hinders competition. Promoting Design Competitions will lead to a better implementation of the Davos Declaration for Baukultur and of the New European Bauhaus in European planning and building projects on a daily basis and will help to meet the climate challenge and to improve the quality of the built environment.

sia international will coordinate good practice inputs by SIA-commissions and SIA-bodies related to competitions and procurement.

The main interest in participation in this project are:

  • the involvement in the planned surveys and benefitting from potential insights,

  • extending the transnational network and contact with other European architectural chambers,

  • crosslinking well established websites publicizing competitions nationally with international competition platforms,

  • sharing the projects results as input for the further evolution of competition culture in Switzerland.