Design Competitions International Conference - ACE - UIA - Audio
By UIA International Union of Architects and ACE Architects' Council of Europe
This podcast of the ACE - UIA International Conference on Design Competitions combines thematic panel discussions and high-profile keynote speakers who share their experienced perspectives. While there is a broad consensus on the fact that a high-quality built environment impacts positively on people's everyday lives, it can prove difficult for public authorities, project developers and built environment professionals to assess and guarantee the quality of the buildings and urban spaces they commission and design. Through architectural competitions, society benefits from solutions imbued with cultural values that contribute to a sustainable future. In this context, the ACE and the UIA invited high-level speakers to an international conference to reflect on the importance of quality in the built environment and the opportunities stemming from competitions. A series of dynamic presentations and panel discussions about architectural design competitions as a tool for quality in the built environment. You will hear from leading architects and public figures, including Swiss Minister for Culture, Alain Berset, Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and Architect Dominique Perrault. Brought to you by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE).