The President’s Message to Member Sections

It is a great honour to reach out to the world’s architects following my election as President of the International Union of Architects during our General Assembly held on 6-9 July in Copenhagen, Denmark.

As I explained during my speech to the Assembly before my election, I have outlined three priorities:

  • For the UIA: Reboot the UIA and ensure its future; implement a more transparent and collegial governance and transpose the recommendations of the Task Force Group
  • For our profession: Follow and survey the evolution of the profession, redefine the role of the architect and recommend appropriate education
  • For sustainable development: Contribute with architectural expertise

Regina Gonthier elected UIA President

The International Union of Architects (UIA) met in Copenhagen (Denmark) on 6-9 July 2023 for its General Assembly, during which Swiss architect Regina Gonthier was elected to head the Union for the 2023-2026 term. She succeeds José Luis Cortés, who will take the role of Immediate Past President.

Copenhagen Lessons

The UIA World Congress of Architects, held in Copenhagen (Denmark) on 2-6 July 2023 concluded with the “Copenhagen Lessons”. These are 10 principles for a rapid and radical change in the built environment to reach the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

High-quality Architecture and Built Environment

On the occasion of a workshop organised as part of the UIA World Congress of Architects, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and UIA Region I have released a joint publication entitled ‘High-quality Architecture and Built Environment: a Political Goal’.

Barcelona named UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2026

The city of Barcelona has been officially designated as World Capital of Architecture for 2026 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. The designation was made on the recommendation of the Joint UNESCO-UIA Committee for the World Capital of Architecture that is presided by the eminent architect, Dominique Perrault.

Winners of the UIA 2023 Triennial Prizes

To encourage merit, recognise talent and reward achievements of international consequence, the International Union of Architects (UIA) awards prizes every three years during the UIA World Congress of Architects. The […]