World Congress of the International Union of Architects to be held in Tokyo next year

The next World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from September 25-29, 2011. The UIA General Assembly will take place from September 29 until October 1, 2011.


“Design 2050” is the theme of the congress, which is divided into three sub themes: Environment, Cultural Exchanges, and Life. Architects from around the world are welcome to share their architectural visions for the second half of the century.


The congress’s site now presents a monthly newsletter as a video on YouTube. The first edition introduces the Tokyo International Forum, a flagship building, which will host the Congress. An international competition for the design of the Forum was organized in 1989 with the UIA. Rafael Viñoly won the competition, and the building was completed in 1996.


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