StadtBauKultur NRW

What We Do

StadtBauKultur NRW is committed to a livable, sustainable, and well-designed built environment in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is concerned with raising the citizens, contractors, professionals, and local communities’ awareness of and engagement in the culture of building, as well as with promoting quality and innovation in the built practice. StadtBauKultur NRW is a laboratory in which new ideas can be developed and tested for current architectural tasks.

StadtBauKultur NRW works on an operative level by initiating, developing and conduction in their own projects; by participating in cooperative projects; and by supporting foreign projects. In addition, StadtBauKultur NRW is communicative by realizing public events, publications, and other publicity promoting formats.

What Motivates Us

Our built environment is constantly exposed to new challenges and needs to be adapted to new conditions. The current concerns include demographic changes in society (aging, changes in population structure and private households, migration), the requirements of climate change (mitigating and adapting to climate change), economic changes (structural changes and crises in the real estate market and government deficites) the socio-economic changes in society (new living and working forms, new forms of public communication, secularization) as well as the growing public need for transparent and participatory planning processes. The task is to adapt our built environment to the given challenges in innovative, sustainable, but also historically conscious ways. These adjustments can only succeed if we understand this as a joint task, meaning if they become a naturally accepted and practiced part of our culture. StadtBauKultur NRW would like to contribute to this.

Who We Are

StadtBauKultur NRW is part of the state initiative StadtBauKultur NRW 2020, a partnership initiative of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, professional associations and institutions from the fields of architecture, engineering, interior architecture, landscape architecture, research, housing, retail, art, and others. It works closely with the Museum of Architecture and Engineering NRW (M:AI), which is also part of the state initiative StadtBauKultur NRW 2020. The state initiative is funded by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and exclusively pursues charitable purposes.