Following the increasing number of natural catastrophes occurring around the world, the UIA expresses its concern faced with the tragic loss of so many human lives. Thousands of people have […]
Following the XXIX UIA General Assembly that took place in Copenhagen on 9 July 2023, Beijing has been elected the host city of 2029 UIA World Congress of Architects and […]
The International Union of Architects Sustainable Development Goals Commission (SDGC) has announced the results of its Call for Proposals for the 2023 edition of the “UIA Guidebook for the 2030 Agenda”. […]
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
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.
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’.
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.