6th FCAA Biennial of Caribbean Architecture, Curacao
30th September to 3rd October 2007
conference theme Caribbean Civic Architecture
Civic Architecture refers to buildings that are necessary for exercising the tasks of the government such as parliament buildings or court buildings and prisons however also refers to buildings that are financed by the government like schools, libraries or hospitals. Since the public interest prevails within civic architecture its role is mostly social. It can be used to strengthen the identity of the people, the state or the city and can be a catalyst for the private sector.