A competitive culture

TD_A Competitive Culture

One of the most important roles of the public competition is to provide an interface between the architectural profession and a broader public. The reality is that for the vast majority of the population, unless you hire an architect you have very little engagement with the architectural process. According to the oft-quoted statistic, architects design less than 5% of new homes in Australia. Extrapolating from that statistic, we can imagine that even fewer people come in to contact with the architectural process for a public building or space. Yet the built environment has a significant impact on the way we live…  One of the most important things a contemporary public competition process can provide is a space where conversation about our built environment takes place in a positive and constructive way.

Read Tania’s article here…

 

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