2023 ICC Special Edition

The UIA International Competitions Commission (ICC) has published the 2nd Special Edition on “Achieving design excellence through international architectural competitions”. Launched during the UIA World Congress of Architects that took place in Copenhagen (Denmark) on 2-6 July 2023, the publication is available in both English and French.

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’.