The aim of the post of Vlaams Bouwmeester is to promote the architectural quality of the built environment, understood as a synthesis of qualities in terms of urban environment, use and perception, image quality, building technology, energy, cost management and so on. This commitment is demonstrated in the support of principals in public and semi-public projects for the design and construction of buildings, public space, landscape and infrastructure, and always related to the changing social challenges and from a cross-sectional perspective of collaboration with players and sectors involved.
ApolitikA - National Guidelines for Quality and Culture of Building
2013 - 2020
The initiative for the development and adoption of the document on Architectural policies was launched by the Department of Architects of the Croatian Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers in Construction and the Association of Croatian Architects at the 1st Congress of Croatian Architects in 2004, and was continued at the 2nd Congress of Croatian Architects in 2007. Within the context of the 3rd Congress of Croatian Architects “Apolitika 2013” held in 2010, guidelines for the development of a Croatian architectural policy were promoted, and work on defining and developing the document began. Recognition of the role of architecture in terms of its cultural, aesthetic and social value led to the signing of a common Statement by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction, the Physical Planning Council of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Chamber of Architects, and the Association of Croatian Architects. With this Statement they committed to promote and actively participate in activities related to the adoption of the document, whereby the creation of a national platform was initiated. The Architectural policies document, which states the public interest in the quality of the overall built environment, will necessarily be integrated into policy as a catalyst in the process of sustainable develoment, and become part of the concern for the public space, the advancement of design values founded on local specificities, the protection of health, the climate and security.
Architecture Policy for Copenhagen 2017 - 2025
2017 - 2025
This policy invites developers, residents and all those involved in the city to help to create buildings and public spaces that put people first and so contribute to the quality of life in our city.
Report of the Expert Group on Spatial Creation
2017 - 2018
The Spatial Creation Expert Group worked at the State Chancellery from July 2017 to September 2018. The task of the expert group was to investigate the state of spatial creation in the country's public sector and to make proposals for improvement. The aim of the expert group was to identify the decision-making processes that influence the shaping and direction of the country's spatial development and living environment and to develop the necessary policy proposals for the development of the sector.
The report examines the challenges of presence and heritage. This is done with a focus on three topics: How do we lead the existing building stock into the future, how can a new conversion culture be astablished, and which processes lead to good results? The Baukultur Report was systematically developed with the help of many experts and relevant experiences. In addition to the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board, the Federal Foundation was advised by an interdisciplinary advisory group.
Icelandic Government Policy of Architecture
2014 - 2018
The first national design strategy for Iceland will enhance the importance of design in all conception, development, and manufacture of products, with the aim of strengthening Icelandic companies’ competitive position and increasing value creation.
Prepared by a work group put together by The Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, the design strategy discusses the role of design in the Icelandic society in the following three categories:
Education and knowledge to develop, promote and strengthen design education
Work and support environment to increase professional emphasis, simplify solutions, and encourage initiatives.
Promotion to instruct, promote and exhibit Icelandic design projects locally and internationally.
Cultural Policy Guidelines 2014-2020 Creative Latvia Architecture Industry Strategy
2015 - 2020
The purpose of this policy is to create the necessary conditions for the creation and sustainability of a quality living space based on high quality architecture, to strengthen the national identity of a country through the use of architectural values, resources and competences, to engage and educate public, as well as representation of the interests of all groups, to promote of the competitiveness of the architectural industry, improvement of its legal framework, creation of favorable conditions for creative business and export of architectural services.
Polish Architecture Policy
The Document sets out the debate on the state and valorisation forms of aestheticisation of public space and on the challenges facing politics architecture in Poland. We have the opportunity recommending enabling solutions for the implementation of effective and at the same time socially necessary institutional interventions and civic. In the texts that make up this publication we will find multidimensional, both in a professional perspective - proxemic - social perspective, as well as the praxeological perspective, an outline actions to be taken for inclusion residents and users of space into real participation and image change district, city and country, i.e. in development territorial communities. The authors of the texts there are outstanding architects involved for years in actions to improve the quality of space public and constitution in Polish the reality of the idea of its aestheticization.
Policy for Designed Living Environment
The Government Bill “Policy for Designed Living Environment” takes an integrated approach to the work on the designed living environment while also providing a comprehensive national architecture policy. The aim is to make the very most of what architecture and design can bring to the development of society, for the benefit and enjoyment of all. This is important for social progress and requires increased awareness and clear ambition on the part of all decision-makers.
A Culture Strategy for Scotland - Draft foc consultation