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Call for projects: UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture 2020

Call for projects: UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture 2020

Rio de Janeiro has been designated as the first UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2020. The city will hold a series of events during the entire year with particular focus on promoting the 11th goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that is, “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. 

Local government institutions in charge of tourism, urban planning and international relations are working in collaboration with the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB) to organise a one-year intensive programme with exhibitions, the Rio 2020 Academic Year, Young Architects’ Competition, workshops, social events, tourism promotion as well as activities by schools, cultural institutions and civil society. 

UIA Working Bodies and Member Sections are invited to participate in the World Capital of Architecture Programme by submitting proposals for events to Rio de Janeiro City Hall, via the link below.

We encourage all interested parties to submit their proposals at their earliest opportunity in order to guarantee the involvement of as many of our members as possible during the entirety of the programme.

Submit your proposal

Reference documents
Statement Thomas Vonier - World Capital of Architecture Rio2020
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Rio de Janeiro has been designated as the first UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2020. The city will hold a series of events during the entire year with particular focus on promoting the 11th goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that is, “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. 

Local government institutions in charge of tourism, urban planning and international relations are working in collaboration with the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB) to organise a one-year intensive programme with exhibitions, the Rio 2020 Academic Year, Young Architects’ Competition, workshops, social events, tourism promotion as well as activities by schools, cultural institutions and civil society. 

UIA Working Bodies and Member Sections are invited to participate in the World Capital of Architecture Programme by submitting proposals for events to Rio de Janeiro City Hall, via the link below.

We encourage all interested parties to submit their proposals at their earliest opportunity in order to guarantee the involvement of as many of our members as possible during the entirety of the programme.

Submit your proposal

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