MACE supports teachers and learners to increase their knowledge about architecture and construction engineering, it maintains teaching and learning processes and offers a set of various possibilities to utilise the MACE portal and the competence toolset in education. This project enables access to learning units and digital architectural contents irrespective of provenance and language. It provides services for meta-tagging and content navigation as well as search and reuse functions via different possibilities. MACE allows visitors to navigate metadata in order to access content repositories through a toolset for a critical mass of digital content for learning with semantically well-defined metadata and associated formal descriptions that give meaning to metadata. These tools enable the application of quality content based services. MACE contributes an infrastructure that allows interested visitors to participate, even after the project has ended. The competence toolset is part of this infrastructure.
In order to judge the relevance of metadata types from an architect's point of view and create a well-founded basis for system, user interface and metadata design, we conducted a requirements analysis.