5.3.5 Architecture and spatial planning
The Law on Architecture provides an overall legal framework for all architectural activities, it determines the responsibilities of central and local administrative bodies regarding architecture and town planning, guarantees architects' author's rights, and stipulates their main tasks, rights and obligations.
According to Article 3, the state supports scientific research in the field of architecture, attracts investments in town planning; organises the training of architects, and ensures the freedom of architectural creation. The state also promotes national and international contests and encourages the creation of outstanding architectural objects.
Article 9 and 10 of the Law state that local and foreign architects working in the Republic of Moldova have the same rights and responsibilities.