After the national Order of architects, it is the turn of the National Union of French Unions of Architects (Unsfa) to defend the obligation of the architectural competition listed in the law CASL. Details.
The architects intend to defend the obligation of the architectural competition listed in the framework of the law CASL. While the USH and then the ESH have expressed their opposition to this obligation for the construction of social housing, the architects remind us of the use of this device. Yesterday (editor’s note : June 26, 2017), Catherine Jacquot, president of the National Council of the Order of Architects (CNOA) called “the cultural responsibility of social landlords“. On 26 June, it is the turn of the National Union of French Unions of Architects (Unsfa) to react.
In a press release, Governed Chaumont informs that “the UNSFA supports without reservation the position of the president of the College of architects, Catherine Jacquot, on the duty of the architectural competition listed in the Law CASL“. He recalls that “thechoice of an architectural project by way of a contest is the best warranty offered in the master of public work to obtain a realization of quality serving the general interest“.
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The Unsfa also points out that “the competition is a difficult exercise, risky and challenging for an architect” and believes that “there is no other best practice that could be used with as much grandeur as the public thing“. As the president of the CNOA, it insists on the fact that “the construction of social housing is one of the key drivers of the quality of life” and therefore considers that “the requirement of this quality requires to choose his actors through a procedure virtuous, demanding, and transparent, which produces the best project possible“.
Finally, the organization confirmed what had been said by the Order the day before : “the contest is necessary in the context of the procedures regulated which are excluded small projects“, and therefore believes that it “holds back nothing in the construction of the housing and ensures the quality of major operations“.