World Congress of Architects

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.

The UIA World Congresses are key events for professional and cultural exchange among all the world’s architects, bringing together thousands of participants from around the globe. Each event focuses on a different architecture-related theme, developed by eminent personalities from the international architectural, planning and construction fields. Debates, exhibitions, tours and networking events make the UIA Congresses the perfect meeting place for experts, colleagues, friends, and students of architecture.

23/06/1999 - 26/06/1999

Beijing 1999

Architecture of the 21st Century

More than 6000 participants, of which 2500 architecture students, met in Beijing from 23 to 26 June 1999 to take part in the activities of the XX World Congress of […]

15/06/1993 - 21/06/1993

Chicago 1993

Architecture at the Crossroads

Congress Declaration (English)

13/07/1987 - 17/07/1987

Brighton 1987

Shelter and Cities - Building Tomorrow's World

Congress Declaration (English)