ACE recommendations for Architectural Design Contests

The Architecture Design Competition (ADC) is a quality based and solution orientated selection procedure. ‘ADC’ means those procedures, mainly in the fields of architecture, engineering and urban landscape planning, which enable the contracting authority to acquire a plan or design selected by a jury after being put out to competition with or without the award of prizes.
The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE-CAE)’ Council of Europe consequently promotes the design competition as a procedure perfectly tailored to the awarding of architects’ services; it defined several recommendations concerning the implementation of this tool.