“Mies van der Rohe
Architecture in Europe represents not only a rich heritage, but it is also a vibrant part of the cultural and creative sectors. Architecture provides some of the most beautiful examples of creativity in many respects – conceptual, technical, and in terms of innovation. It moreover brings about significant economic benefits. It directly employs more than half million people, while over 12 million are more employed in the construction industry. And to put these figures into a broader perspective, the cultural and creative industries in the European Union as a whole contribute up to 4.5% of EU GDP and employ more than 8 million people.