FAST FACTS - UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen in 2023
Title: UIA 2023 CPH: Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind
When: July 2-6, 2023
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen will also hold the title as UNESCO.UIA World Capital of Architecture in 2023. The World Congress will be the key event of Copenhagen’s year of architecture
Why: The theme of the World Congress in Copenhagen will be the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and it will focus on architectural solutions for increased sus-tainability, accessibility and affordability
Venue: Bella Center Copenhagen is the main congress ven-ue, and there will be several congress events and exhibitions hosted throughout the city of Copenhagen
Volume: More than 10,000/55,000 (local/online) visitors expected at the congress
What: 500+ events, talks, meetings, de-bates, master classes, symposia, site visits, study tours, social events, etc.
Association: Union Internationale des Architectes (International Union of Architects) was founded in Switzerland in 1948.
Founding Partners: International Union of Architects, Danish Association of Architects, Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation, Aarhus School of Architecture, Realdania, The Dreyer Foundation, Bevica Foundation.
Congress Partners: Wonderful Copenhagen, CAP-Partners, Bella Center Copenhagen, Danish Architecture Center, Creative Denmark, Copenhagen Capacity, Visit Copenhagen
OTHER BONUS INFORMATION
United Nations-approved: Recognized by the UN as an NGO, and as the only architectural union to operate at an international level, the UIA unites the national architects’ as-sociations of the world.
1.3 million architects on board: UIA currently represents more than 100 countries and around 1.3 million architects. The countries are divided into 5 geographical regions with member sections representing areas or countries in each region.
Stay longer – reduce the CO2 footprint: As part of the World Congress’ green profile, we strive to minimise the CO2 footprint of the congress. We also encourage our congress delegates to travel by public transport, stay longer and bring their families along for a vacation in Denmark and the Nordic countries.
Increasing accessibility: To make sure that no one is left behind, the congress will focus on acces-sibility both onsite and online. Universal design solutions will enable access at the congress venue and throughout the tours of Copenhagen, and the option of accessing and interacting with the congress online is available for those prevented from attending the physical congress.
The Nordic countries won the bid: The UIA Nordic Section won the bid for the world congress at the World Congress in Seoul, 2017. The UIA Nordic Section member countries are Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The first congress was in 1948: The first World Congress of Architects was held in 1948, and it is a recur-ring, triennial event. The UIA Rio World Congress 2020 was post-poned to 2021 due to COVID-19.
Cause for celebration: 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of UIA, which has grown from its initial 27 delegations to more than 100 member countries today, reaching all continents of the world.
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For further information: Contact UIA 2023 CPH - CEO Annette Blegvad on (+45) 30 85 90 11 / firstname.lastname@example.org or the undersigned at Wonderful Copenhagen.
Download the official UIA 2023 press kit right here