4 December 2019—MADRID, SPAIN—On the occasion of COP25, the United Nations climate conference meeting in Spain, the International Union of Architects (UIA) calls for immediate political action to enforce responsible […]


15 December 2021 at 14:00 – 16:00 CET   Keynote speakers: Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Architect, 2018 Pritzker Prize winner, India Sara Topelson de Grinberg, Grinberg & Topelson Arquitectos, Mexico Opening remarks: […]


In recognition of the challenges posed by the pandemic, the UIA and UN-Habitat have decided to extend the deadline for the first edition of the UIA 2030 Award, which promotes the work of architects contributing […]

International Ideas Competition: Larissa, Greece

International Ideas Competition: The Design of the Area Surrounding the Ancient Theatre A’ in Larissa, Greece The Municipality of Larissa in Greece has launched an International Open Ideas Competition for the […]

Barcelona for 2026 UIA World Congress

In a much-anticipated election that saw Barcelona (Spain) and Beijing (China) bid to host the 2026 UIA World Congress of Architects and become the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture throughout […]

Copenhagen: World Capital of Architecture 2023

The city of Copenhagen has been officially designated as the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2023 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the General […]

UIA International Forum in Madrid

Removing barriers to affordable housing: 18-20 May 2022 Housing is a basic universal right specified in the SDGs and is a fundamental reference for the future of countries and the […]

Logo Competition: 2022 Year of Design for Health

In July 2021, the UIA General Assembly declared 2022 the “UIA Year of Design for Health”. This commitment urges all UIA Member Sections to encourage architects and their clients to […]

UIA 2030 Award Launch

The UIA, in partnership with UN-Habitat, today launches the UIA 2030 Award to promote the work of architects contributing to delivery of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with the New Urban […]