Architectural and landscape quality
The Architecture Department supports architectural creation and ensures the promotion of architectural and landscape quality in urban and landscaping and construction. It ensures that architectural quality is taken into account in all the laws governing the development of spaces and construction activity.
The Architecture, Construction and Living Environment Sub-Directorate ensures, with the support of the Interdepartmental mission for the quality of public buildings, the consideration of the architectural and landscape quality by professionals and contractors, in conjunction with decentralized services, in particular as regards Ministry Contracting Operations.
In liaison with the other ministerial departments, it draws up legislative and regulatory provisions which have an impact on the quality of construction and layout. It ensures the application of these provisions, in particular with regard to planning, housing policy, city policy, the qualification of public spaces and promotes innovative projects.
It shall contribute, in liaison with the competent ministries, to the definition of the landscape policy and the sustainable development.
It participates in the definition and implementation of the public policy conducted by the Directorate-General, in particular as regards public awareness of the architectural quality and the quality of the urban and landscape living environment. It contributes to the development of educational activities in these areas.