International Architectural Competitions – Promotion of High Quality Architecture

The UIA promotes excellence in architecture, sustainability and cultural diversity. In 1956, the UIA drew up a set of standard regulations for international competitions in architecture and urban planning, which UNESCO subsequently ratified. Since then, the UIA International Competitions have resulted in some of the most iconic edifices of the 20th century.

The UIA International Competitions Commission Co-Director Regina Gonthier (Switzerland) will host an open forum discussion. The session will open with a presentation on the current and past work of the ICC presenting how the mutual understanding about the essence of architectural competitions is carried forward, serving both eager and skillful participants and clients with a vision.
The history of UIA competitions is not only a legacy that must be passed on, but a proof of a working tool to find new solutions to global challenges and open up opportunities.

The ICC session will also include a presentation of UIA endorsed international ARCH-E project, forming a European Platform for Architectural Design Competitions, a presentation how Architectural design competitions are promoted in Public procurement in Chile and a presentation of findings of HKIA International Forum on Architectural Design Competitions 2022 in Hong Kong.

Discussion moderators:

  • Jerzy Grochulski, ICC Co-Director
  • Paula Huotelin, ICC Advisor
  • Tibor Fatyol, ICC Advisor


Regina Gonthier

Co-Director, UIA International Competitions Commission & President, Swiss Conference of Architects (CSA)

Daniel Fügenschuh

President, Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants / Coordinating Partner of the ARCH-E project

Margit Friedrich

Arch-E Project Manager, Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants

Cristóbal Tirado

Architect PUC Chile, March UPC Spain, Founder of TIRADO architects, ICC Member Chile

Alberto Moletto

Architect UFT Chile, MSc Sustainable Environmental Design, Director at Oficina Arquitectura Alberto Moletto

Stephen Kin Wai Ho

Registered Architect, Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)

Corrin Chan Chui-yi

Registered Architect, Council Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)


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