The Foundation is a corporate body under public law, established by a federal act of parliament. It is a nationwide platform for the promotion of good design, planning, and construction. It is not a funding body, but instead organises wide-ranging public dialogue on the criteria for Baukultur, drawing attention to and stimulating interest in the subject amongst stakeholders and the general population, thereby creating a supportive climate for good Baukultur. By highlighting good examples, it underscores the importance of Baukultur in Germany as a nation of culture and an attractive location. In this way, it strengthens the demand for quality, improves the market opportunities of architects and engineers, and supports the international competitiveness of the German design and construction sector.