Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, welcomes the success of this 5e National Architecture Days held on October 16, 17 and 18, 2020.

The success of this event shows the growing interest of the French for architecture.   Beyond the promotion of architectural professions, this event was an opportunity to offer all audiences keys to understanding architectural practice and practice.

From Paris to Mayotte, from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region to Brittany, from the Hauts-de-France to Nouvelle-Aquitaine, this year the Journées Nationales de l'architecture have been placed under the sign of the architecture of everyday life throughout the territory. With more than 1,100 events, this fifth edition allowed us to meet architecture professionals to develop projects, to see in a new light the buildings that they rub alongside daily or to discover the architectural and urban riches of their regions.

The diversity of the offer offered to the public - urban walks, visits to construction sites, exhibitions, films, meetings with professionals (architects, heritage animators, volunteers of the houses of architecture, etc.) allowed visitors to discover, in a new light, buildings that they work alongside on a daily basis (housing, schools, crèches, workplaces, etc.).

The first day of the event, Friday, October 16, was once again dedicated to school audiences with the “Look up!” organized in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. From kindergarten to grade 12, students were invited to leave their classes to familiarize themselves with contemporary constructions. An operation that aimed to raise awareness of the challenges of today’s architecture.

The Ministry of Culture would particularly like to thank all those involved in architecture who made this event a success: the architects who showed their achievements, those who advised individuals or those who presented the issues and the daily life of their beautiful profession.

The networks of architecture in the territory have contributed strongly to the success of these Days: the City of Architecture & Heritage, the National Council and the Regional Councils of the Order of Architects, the National Federation of Architectural Councils, urban planning and the environment, the network of houses of architecture, the network of cities and countries of art and history or even the national higher schools of architecture.

Also, the renewed partnership with À Vivre has allowed the involvement of more than 300 private owners, offering visits to their homes, an initiative also praised by the Ministry of Culture.

Finally, this edition also benefited from the support of the Mutuelle des architectes français, France Télévisions, 20 Minutes, Phoenix stories and Tema.archi.