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...


2017
Soul Of City


2014
Architecture Otherwh...


2011
Design 2050


2008
Transmitting Archite...


2005
Grand Bazaar of Arch...


2002
Ressource Architectu...


1999
Architecture of the...


1996
Present and Futures....


1993
Architecture at the...


1990
Cultures and Technol...


1987
Shelter and Cities -...


1985
Present and Future M...


1981
Architecture, Man, E...


1978
Architecture and Nat...


1975
Creativity and Techn...


1972
Architecture and Lei...


1969
Architecture as a So...


1967
Architecture and the...


1965
The Training of Arch...


1963
Architecture in Unde...


1961
New Techniques and N...


1958
Construction and Rec...


1955
Architecture and the...


1953
Architecture at the...


1951
How Architecture is...


1948
Architecture Faced w...