The UIA world congresses are a forum for professional and cultural exchange among all the world's architects, and bring together thousands of participants from around the globe. Each event focuses on a pertinent theme, developed by eminent personalities from the international architectural, planning, and construction fields. Debates, exhibitions, tours and festivals make them the perfect meeting place for colleagues and friends, and students of architecture are always welcome.

 

24 congresses have been held since the UIA's creation in Lausanne in 1948. Durban hosted the 2014 congress on the theme 'Other way architecture'. The following congress will take place in Seoul, Korea, in 2017, on the theme 'Soul of the City'.

 

UIA congresses are organised by a host UIA Member Section. Congress bids are submitted to the UIA general assembly and selected by vote six years in advance of the event.

all congresses

2020
All the worlds. Just one world. Arc...


2017
Soul Of City


2014
Architecture Otherwhere


2011
Design 2050


2008
Transmitting Architecture


2005
Grand Bazaar of Architectures


2002
Ressource Architecture


1999
Architecture of the 21st Century


1996
Present and Futures. Architecture i...


1993
Architecture at the Crossroads - De...


1990
Cultures and Technologies


1987
Shelter and Cities - Building Tomor...


1985
Present and Future Missions of the...


1981
Architecture, Man, Environment


1978
Architecture and National Developme...


1975
Creativity and Technology


1972
Architecture and Leisure


1969
Architecture as a Social Factor


1967
Architecture and the Human Milieu


1965
The Training of Architects


1963
Architecture in Underdeveloped Coun...


1961
New Techniques and New Materials


1958
Construction and Reconstruction


1955
Architecture and the Evolutions of...


1953
Architecture at the Crossroads


1951
How Architecture is Dealing with it...


1948
Architecture Faced with its New Tas...