International Competitions Commission

Through its advisory role, the International Union of Architects guarantees the prestige of international competitions such as those that led to the construction of contemporary landmark buildings like the Sydney Opera House, Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Tokyo International Forum, and the Alexandria Library in Egypt.

Drawn up jointly by UNESCO and the UIA and approved by the UNESCO General Conference, the UNESCO-UIA Regulations for International Competitions outline the conditions required to run an international architectural competition and specify the respective rights and obligations of promoters and competitors. The UIA is the sole body mandated by UNESCO to oversee the application of these rules  and to approve competitions organised according to them.

Find out more about UIA competitions and prizes

Directors

Regina Gonthier
Switzerland
Jerzy Grochulski
Poland

Members

Mirona CRĂCIUN
Romania
Sofia Cattinari
Italy
Patrick Colombier
France
Wassil Elnaghi
Lebanon
Tibor Fatyol
Hungary
Marta Gonzalez
Colombia
Kin Wai Stephen Ho
Hong Kong SAR China
Paula Huotelin
Finland
Aleksei Komov
Russia
Kan Liu
China
Alberto Moletto
Chile
Antonio Carlos Moraes de Castro
Brazil
Conrado Pintos
Uruguay
Kyriakos Pipinis
Greece
Ujjwal Shakya
Nepal
Cristobal Tirado
Chile
Dong Wei
China
Park Yu
South Korea