Susanne Pedersen

Director for Science and Data, The International Union for Conservation of Nature

Ms. Susanne Pedersen is the new director of IUCN in Geneva. Prior to joining UDP, she had worked as the Assistant Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute, Managing Director of Climate-KIC Nordic Aps. Susanne has 25+ years of professional experience from both international organizations, the innovation community, industry associations, and consulting engineering firms. She has also held board positions and international honorary posts in Korea, Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark within sustainability, climate and innovation.

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

Leave No One Behind is a commitment to explore how architecture can be more sustainable, affordable and accessible.

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NEXT GEN

The amazing presence and contributions of the next generation was an incredible gift to the Congress and to all that attended.

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SCIENCE TRACK

The Science Track presented +250 Scientific Papers, identifying solutions to some of the most pertinent challenges facing architecture and sustainability today.

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THE UIA WORLD CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTS STATES A NEW SUSTAINABLE BEGINNING

More than 6,000 participants from 135 countries attended the world’s largest event for sustainable architecture, the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen, this week. Prominent researchers and practitioners across borders and generations discussed how they can design to combat climate change, increase biodiversity and promote social inclusion. The congress concluded with the launch of 10 principles for rapid and radical change in the built environment – titled “The Copenhagen Lessons”.

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The Tour of Wind

Experience the Tower of Wind, a sustainable architecture monument celebrating meteorology’s history and our fight against climate challenges. Join our event featuring inspiring speakers and captivating performances, exploring the intersection…
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Next Gen Keynote with Nyasha Harper-Michon & H.Y. William Chan: How to Make an Impact

Speakers: Nyasha Harper-Michon & H.Y. William Chan Master of Ceremonies: Connie Hedegaard

In recent years, we have seen a rise in young activists within various disciplines, including the environmental field, as well as architecture and urban planning, raising awareness, inspiring action, and rallying support for a better future. They are driven by a passion for challenging the status quo and empowering people, companies, and policy makers to address the global issues concerning us all. But above all, they are determined to make an impact and drive the transition to an inclusive and sustainable built environment. This session addresses the need for activism in architecture, with important conversations and insights from three influential activists and change makers, Jerome Foster II, Nyasha Harper-Michon and Councillor H.Y. William Chan, who are using their voices to drive action towards making an impact in tackling the climate challenges we face.

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Keynote Dialogue with Bjarke Ingels & Margrethe Vestager: The EU Goes Green

Speakers: Bjarke Ingels & Margrethe Vestager Master of Ceremonies: Connie Hedegaard

The challenges facing the built environment are urgent – the building sector accounts for nearly 40% of the annual, global CO2 emissions, consumes raw materials in unsustainable quantities, and continues to produce too much waste which is not recycled or reused. The environmental challenge is matched by issues regarding the social sustainability of the built environment. A more inclusive and equitable built environment must be given equal priority. These challenges are global. But in this keynote dialogue with Margrethe Vestager and Bjarke Ingels our starting point is European. Drawing inspiration from the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, we will explore how European institutions and businesses and European values can contribute to shaping a more sustainable and equitable future in the built environment. Not just in Europe, but globally.

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VENUE & HOW TO GET THERE

ALL THE PRACTICAL INFO YOU NEED We look forward to welcoming you at the UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 on 2-6 July in Copenhagen. Please see below some practical…
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Hedda Foss Lilleng

Hedda is a design strategist, concept developer & writer, combining analytical skills with creative power. Educated in industrial & product design (MSc), with almost 20 years in the design industry,…
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Online Tour of The House of Disability Organisations

Get an online tour of one of the world’s most accessible office buildings. Here, 300 employees are able to move around and work on equal terms – whether they have a disability or not. The building is built on the ideas of universal design and continues to be a beacon for inclusive architecture.

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Leave No One Behind Award Ceremony

We are finally ready to announce the winners of our international Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind short film competition. For more than a year, CAFx has been collecting films…
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Malmö architectural decades, from 1900 to today; Self-guided tour

Self-guided walking tour of architecture in Malmö from ten different decades. Experience architectural gems in central Malmö from 1900 to 2013. The buildings span from national romanticism to a contemporary market hall in a transformed freight depot by one of Sweden’s most renowned architects. Hosted by Architects Sweden

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Olivia Flynn

Olivia is a multidisciplinary urban designer, researcher and strategist, motivated to creating cities that make people’s lives happier and healthier. Through data collection and analysis, creative storytelling and design, Olivia…
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Eirik Bruun

Eirik Bruun recently graduated his master’s in landscape architecture spc. Urban Design at Copenhagen University with a thesis on nature-based solutions for urban resilience in post-Industrial Heritage Landscapes. “As urbanization…
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THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARCHITECTURE CONGRESS SET TO OPEN NEXT WEEK IN COPENHAGEN

The highly anticipated UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 will take place in Copenhagen from July 2nd to 6th. The congress will explore and highlight architecture’s potential to shape better societies and create a more sustainable built environment. The programme is filled with keynote dialogues, presentations and exhibitions in Bella Center – and guided tours, social events and experimental pavilions all around Copenhagen.

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Urban Interventions at Sundholm

A tour of the district Sundholm and eight site-specific design interventions created by landscape-architecture students (University of Copenhagen). The area, housing facilities for homeless citizens, is approached based on inclusivity…
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EXPLORE THE SCIENCE TRACK

The Science Track gathers some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields to identify solutions to some of the most pertinent challenges facing architecture and sustainability today. The challenges…
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Laura Viscovich

As the Executive Director of the Holcim Foundation since January 2022, Laura Viscovich brings over a decade of experience in stakeholder engagement and sustainability communications and reporting, including several years…
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ASF-dialogues

Why should architects and their associations care about humanitarian action? This question is asked at this event, that demonstrates the diversity and reach of Architecture Sans Frontières (ASF) member organisations.…
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Louis Becker

As Design Principal and partner, Louis Becker comprises half of the executive management at Henning Larsen, together with CEO Mette Kynne Frandsen. Over the years, he has played an integral…
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Song Yehao

Professional Experience Tenured Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Director of the Institute of Architecture and Technology, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Deputy Chief Architect, THAD (Architectural Design and Research…
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Sharif Uddin Ahammed

Md. Sharif Uddin Ahammed is a practicing architect from Bangladesh. Having a Graduation from Khulna University in 2005, he founded his own practice “Sthapotik” with the motto; Responsive Environments in…
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Shahab Ghani Khan

Practicing Architect with 35 years of extensive professional experience in Architecture and Interior Design of a wide range of projects from small housing projects to multi-storey buildings, institutional, corporate, recreational…
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Bruno Demers

Bruno Demers is the Executive Director of Architecture Sans Frontières Québec (ASFQ), an NGO that represents the official humanitarian arm of the Ordre des Architectes du Québec (OAQ). He has…
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REBUILDING ON THE PROGRAMME

Rebuilding of the built environment is severely needed in societies facing conflict or natural disasters, be they immediate disasters and devastation, or ongoing irreversible climate change. These built environments are…
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Daria Borovyk

Ukrainian architect and urban planner. After graduation from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, has gained experience from working in architectural practices in Denmark, the Netherlands and Ukraine working in strategic development…
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Aarhus City Center

Tour Aarhus by foot, walking through new and historic districts of the city, visiting Aarhus school of architecture, Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus university campus and more.

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Søren Nielsen

Søren Nielsen is architect and co-owner of Vandkunsten Architects in Copenhagen, one of the country’s leading socially and environmentally engaged offices. Responsible for Vandkunsten’s R&D activities, Søren is devoted to…
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Kathryn Larsen

Originally from New Jersey, but based in Copenhagen and the Netherlands, Kathryn Larsen is an Architectural Technologist & Architect MAA that specializes in natural constructions. She is the founder of…
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Lewerentz and The three in Lund; Buildings for everybody – learning from the past

The tour features a range of public buildings of high quality, built 1916–1976. Predominantly from the post-war era, they represent a Nordic architecture thought to be socially responsible, contextually responsive, and spatially, as well as tectonically, expressive. It includes several works by Sigurd Lewerentz, one of the most prominent Swedish architects of the 20th century. Hosted by: Architects Sweden

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HOE 360 Consulting

The best the city offers its cyclists
Ride the city with Niels, a Copenhagener, who knows the city from 20 years of professional experience with Active Mobility and Urban planning.

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Kjeld Kjeldsen

Kjeld Kjeldsen graduated from the School of Architecture in Aarhus in 1971. He started curating exhibitions at the Louisiana Museum in 1973. Since 1984, he has had special responsibility for…
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The Biohybrid,

Saad Ben Mostafa

Saad Ben Mostafa is a Bangladeshi architect graduated from BUET in 2017. His works varies from landscaping, architectural documentation, community architecture to emergency Architecture. His works are reflection of his…
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North Atlantic Xperience

Travel to the isolated islands of the north – The Faroe Islands. Enjoy three days where you can relax to the sound of nature and enjoy a fresh wind in your hair. The three days will also include some exploring within the filed of Faroese architectural history.
Tour registration information: info@nax.fo

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THE OBEL AWARD TALKS

THE OBEL AWARD brings you a great selection of professionals working in the field of architecture and design, through five talks at the World Congress, side events their SDG pavilion.…
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Next Gen: Pitch & Panel 2 – Sustainable Futures by Young Entrepreneurs

Be inspired by 14 startup pitches from entrepreneurs representing Mexico, Korea, India, Denmark, Colombia, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya with Live feedback from an international jury. Connect, vote and offer…
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Phil Ayres

Professor Phil Ayres holds the Chair for Biohybrid Architecture, which is located within the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Institute for Architecture and Technology (IBT), Royal…
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The Biohybrid,

Convince or Compel – How to Communicate Effectively to Shape a Sustainable Future with Wooden Buildings

Sustainable wood is a renewable material that contributes to a resilient planet and rural livelihoods and is a viable alternative to fossil-fuel-based building materials. The development of wooden high-rise residential…
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The Hidden Gem of the North

Your North Atlantic Adventure Welcome to the Faroe Islands! Described by some as the Nordic Hawaii. Find out why these islands have been chosen by National Geographic as number 1…
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Historic Talks

Historic Talks offers Historical City Walks highlighting the architecture and urban context of Copenhagen from historical, cultural and political perspectives – as for show-cased in the Power and Architecture in…
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Experience Copenhagen

Experience Ørestad offers city walks, biking tours, bus excursions about urban development, architecture and citylife in and about the new exciting urban area Ørestad and in other new-builder quarters in…
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Aarhus City Center

Tour Aarhus by foot, walking through new and historic districts of the city, visiting Aarhus school of architecture, Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus university campus and more.

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Copenhagen E-Bike Tours

E-bike tours & rentals – experience a whole new way of cycling! Cover lots of iconic sites – either on a guided tour – or rent an e-bike on your…
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Bike Tours Fyn

Go cycling on Funen with Bike Tours Fyn, through the idyllic wonderland of H.C. Andersen, also known as Denmark’s garden, lush with orchards and dotted with more manors and castles…
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woodnwonder

Art & Coffee Creative fitness // Grow the imagination // Form and tell stories with your hands // Work with nature and recycled materials // Good coffee, vibrant community, depth,…
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Tours on Wheels

Tours on Wheels is a non-profit organisation seeking to create more awareness of wheelchair users in urban spaces. We work with a range of service providers and organisations (including Ungdomskredsen)…
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Scale Denmark

Scaledenmark offers a range of study tours to highlight Copenhagen’s roadmap to carbon-neutrality through urban solutions from the macro- to micro- level. Our study tours are designed to provide insight…
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Green Bike Tours

Green bike tours is a nonprofit company offering bike and walking tours with a focus on green and sustainable cities. Our routes take you to different parts of Copenhagen and…
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Growing the new from the old

Join us on a guided tour of the Frederiksberg Hospital grounds and discover a state-of-the-art urban development project envisioning a transformation of the area with its rich historical heritage and…
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Challenging Practice workshop

Join us to learn more about Challenging Practice. This is an independent-learning programme that seeks to enable built environment practitioners to engage critically with the challenge of creating fairer cities.…
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ASF-Award ceremony

Architecture Sans Frontières International (ASF-int) organizes a bi-annual prize-award, which rewards and promotes architectural projects in line with the shared values of the ASF-international network. Join us at this award-ceremony…
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Programme

 PROGRAMME Download MAY PDF – info may have changedThere is plenty for you to learn and engage with in our official programme. Find above the INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME LISTING from the…
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Meet a resilient community in Avedøre

The side event is a guided tour through the transforming area of Avedøre with three inspiring speakers presenting the unique urban environment. The visit will showcase the transformation of Avedøre…
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ArkiTours consulting

ArkiTours consulting develops international and Danish study programs about sustainable architecture and livable city development. We tailormake your visit program/study tour based on goals you have with the trip.
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Malin Kock Hansen

DOGA is a driving force for sustainable value creation through design and architecture. Malin approach is to solve societal challenges in a holistic and sustainable manner. Putting co-creation with citizens…
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UIA WORLD CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTS COPENHAGEN 2023 SUSTAINABLE FUTURES LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND More than 6000 participants from 135 countries, 150 sessions, 250 science papers & 400 speakers – all…
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Social Events

SOCIAL EVENTS LOCATION: DANISH ARCHITECTURE CENTER ARCHITECTURE RUN JULY 2 – FROM 10:00 TIL 13:00 The DAC Architecture Run is an opportunity to combine sight-seeing with movement and fun.  Run…
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Arild Gustavsen

Arild Gustavsen holds a MSc degree in environmental physics (1996) and a PhD degree in building physics (2001). He has worked as an associate professor (2001-2006) and full professor (2007-)…
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Olavur Gregersen

Olavur Gregersen has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He is the Managing Director of Ocean Rainforest, which is one of the largest seaweed cultivation companies in…
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Jonas Olsson

Jonas has extensive experience in leading, developing and running operations, in analysis, innovation and development work with a starting point in the design area. During his professional carrier Jonas has,…
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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

The UIA World Congress of Architects is serious on involving students and young professionals all of which have a bearing on the built environment. The programme already includes sessions curated…
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Exhibition House of Peace

House Of Peace by junya.ishigami+associates, Svendborg Architects, and SUPERFLEX, designed to emphasize the meeting between sky and water, connecting above and below, where humans and interspecies can co exist, a safe haven…
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Thomas Chung

Thomas Chung is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Thomas is a multiple international award-winning architect who graduated from the University of Cambridge.…
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Planned City Cinema

Works by Union Gaucha Productions, Black Audio Film Collective, Dora Budor, Noah Barker, Karimah Ashadu, Harun Farocki, and Pilvi Takala document, dissect, and scrutinize the production, maintenance, and medialization of the built environment, prompting a reflection…
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Irma Hünerfauth Speaking Boxes

Yhe first posthumous solo exhibition of German artist Irma Hünerfauth (1907-1998) that brings together her complex oeuvre of kinetic multimedia objects made between the early 1970s and mid-1980s.
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Irma Hünerfauth Speaking Boxes

Yhe first posthumous solo exhibition of German artist Irma Hünerfauth (1907-1998) that brings together her complex oeuvre of kinetic multimedia objects made between the early 1970s and mid-1980s.
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PRACTICING RESEARCH/RESEARCH IN PRACTICE

In an increasingly complex world, design disciplines often remain tied to rigid modes of practice. Framing design as a place for collaboration, where competences can be shared, mixed and innovated,…
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Opening of exhibition House of Peace

House Of Peace by junya.ishigami+associates, Svendborg Architects, and SUPERFLEX, designed to emphasize the meeting between sky and water, connecting above and below, where humans and interspecies can co exist, a safe haven…
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Arkadiusz Ptak

Graduate of the Institute of Political Science and Journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. He obtained his PhD in 2005, and since 2017 he has…
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Platform Ceremony – Exhibition

In the spaces of the original waiting hall, utopian infrastructure motifs will merge with the everyday spaces of public transportation. Platform Ceremony is an open invitation to professionals and the…
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Platform Ceremony – Exhibition

In the spaces of the original waiting hall, utopian infrastructure motifs will merge with the everyday spaces of public transportation. Platform Ceremony is an open invitation to professionals and the…
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NEW DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Welcome to the graduation exhibition at The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation. We proudly present 250 new graduates, their projects demonstrate how architecture and design can generate change,…
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Jorge Lobos

Architect from University of Chile FAU, Co-founder of Puri Global and founder of Architecture & Human Rights (ARCH+H.R.) Denmark, Italy and (AEiDH) Chile, Director Postgraduate Master ‘Emergency & Resilience’ IUAV…
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SCIENCE TALK 4 – WITH TOBIAS THEIL KONISHI

Looking for inspiration on designing with biodiversity in mind? Join Tobias Theil Konishi, a highly experienced architect and Project Director with a passion for sustainable development. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s top experts in sustainable design.

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DUSK – Film, Sensory Tour

I.N.S.E.C.T. Summercamp 2022 Documentary film. We invite curious participants – no matter whether you’re already part of the Design and Posthumanism network – to gather for a string of sensory…
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ARCHITECTURE PAVILIONS IN CPH

How can architects and the building industry contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? It is the starting point for several architecture pavilions – titled the SDG Pavilions.

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The Canal District, Sluseholmen

Explore the southern part of Copenhagen Harbor with the former city architect, Jan Christiansen – we will see a residential and urban area where the water of the harbor and…
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Stepan Bärtl

Stepan Bärtl is the director and co-founder of the Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP), a multimedia gallery and an urban-planning hotspot in Prague. Since opening in 2017, CAMP…
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Architects, not Architecture

“AnA”, gives guests the chance to get to know world-renowned architects on a more personal level as there is only one golden rule: speakers are not allowed to talk about…
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Poetic Daylight

Daylight gives us an understanding of where we are in the world and of the spaces, we find ourselves in every day. The ‘Poetic Daylight’ pavilion, unfolds the spatial qualities of daylight, where the perceptual, aesthetic and poetic potential of daylight can be experienced in a series of spaces.

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Landscape-based storm surge protection

With the completion of Lynetteholm, stone dams and landscape itself will provide protection against future sea level rise. Copenhageners will gain a new coastal landscape with recreational beach areas, while…
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Nørrebro walking tour

Walking tour with guiding experts in architecture and urban sustainability. Nørrebro is a multicultural and culturally dynamic neighborhood, where in addition to an exceptional atmosphere there are great examples of…
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Biennial of Mexican Architecture 2022

The Federation of Colleges of Architects of the Mexican Republic, National Section of the International Union of Architects, has the honor to invite you to the exhibition of selected projects…
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NEW DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Welcome to the graduation exhibition at The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation. We proudly present 250 new graduates, their projects demonstrate how architecture and design can generate change,…
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Nina Louise Jensen

Nina is an architect from Royal Danish Academy KADK, Co-founder of Puri Global and Social Cities, 15 years of experience with social architecture, sustainability concepts, community designs and entrepreneurship. Puri…
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BOOK TOURS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Make sure to book tours at the end of each congress day and reserve your seat for unique experiences at historic Copenhagen City Hall or converted industrial area Øksnehallen.

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Stenbrudsruten // The Quarry Route

As one of the last active granite quarries in Denmark, Moseløkken holds great potential to demonstrate the impact of excavation and the source of our built environment. This exhibition shows…
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Stenbrudsruten // The Quarry Route

As one of the last active granite quarries in Denmark, Moseløkken holds great potential to demonstrate the impact of excavation and the source of our built environment. This exhibition shows…
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Denmark’s most sustainable youth housing

Denmark’s apprentices have built their bid for Denmark’s most sustainable youth housing. The exhibition is a 27 m2 finished home with the most sustainable construction methods within the pre-accepted solutions…
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Reflections in Common

Architecture is only given meaning once we interact with it. The concept of the Pavilion ‘Reflections in Common’ is materialised in the design, which allows people to look at themselves against the backdrop of the city.

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The Greenhouse

A space inviting entrepreneurs, visitors and the local community to reconnect with nature and learn the importance of nurturing ecosystems for current and future generations.

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Exhibition: The Housing Lab

The exhibition ‘The Housing Lab’ will show seven different approaches to new ways of living, which will stand as 1:1 examples within the next few years as part of the…
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Sustainable City Walk: Nordhavn

Explore the new urban area and learn how urban development contributes to sustainable efforts in the city environment using the DGNB certification system. You will see different examples on protection…
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Sustainable City Walk: Ørestad

Gain insights into Ørestad as a new urban area and learn how urban development contributes to making sustainable efforts in city environments using the DGNB certification system. You will explore…
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Graduation exhibition

Experience inspiring proposals for what an alluring sustainable future can look like when we exhibit six specially selected graduation projects at The Danish Association of Architects. The six projects address…
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PAVILIONS

THE 15 SDG PAVILIONS Explore The SDG Pavilions around the city center of Copenhagen. The SDG Pavilions are 1:1 experimental projects for the World Capital of Architecture and the UIA…
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Green and Thriving Public Spaces Marathon

“Superblock in Barcelona”, “15-minute City” in Paris, “Open Piazza” in Milan, “Reffen” in Copenhagen across Europe and beyond. Cities are transforming their neighbourhoods. They reclaim space from cars to create…
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OBEL AWARD: unPAVILION

The unPAVILION is a statement piece – that prompts curiosity, debate, and reflection on our contemporary and future uses of resources. It also points to the counterproductive nature of greenwashing.

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Tower of Wind

A monument celebrating sustainable architecture, in which the public can experience a journey through the history of meteorology.

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The Raft

A sensory structure landing on one of Copenhagen canal’s floating platforms, aiming at offering visitors a direct and playful sensorial experience with the water.

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(P)RECAST

Investigating the role of precast concrete in sustainable equitable urban development. Is it possible to reuse the building components of these buildings in new construction, minimizing resource consumption?

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From 4 to 1 Planet

How do we reduce climate impact from residential buildings to a fourth of the current level without compromising on attractivity and liveability?

Find three different answers to this question in our three pavilions, developed by next generations architects.

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Bricks in Common

The brick pavilion ‘Bricks in Common’ brings our attention to this double bind: brick has a potentially long lifespan – it is, however, also a very energy-consuming material to produce. If we want brick to play a larger part of the sustainable development, we need further innovation, development, and more design for disassembly.

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Plastic Pavilion: Building Sustainable Societies

Future building materials need to be sustainable, meaning that they are reusable or recyclable, and preferably made from recycled content. Many of the synthetic materials, plastic, and other polymers have these properties while at the same time being durable, lightweight, cheap, and easy to shape.

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Living Places Copenhagen

Living Places Copenhagen – the first seven prototypes of the concept, show how we can develop sustainable buildings with a three times lower CO2 footprint and a first-class indoor climate. The concept holds the lowest CO2 emissions in Denmark, demonstrating that we do not have to wait for future technology to build more sustainably

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Feed Back

Different lenses on food systems. The pavilion uses virtual spatial design to guide the audience through an exhibition that explores the content of the publication in a gallery-like experience. Users take part of the exhibit space by using their own mobile devices through virtual reality features.

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Bio-centre

Architects Without Border’s pavilion is an interpretation of one of their actual development projects, the “Bio-Centre”. Through basic sanitary functions, a bio-center provides crucial services in a densely packed slum – while creating a social focal point.

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Stenbrudsruten // The Quarry Route

As one of the last active granite quarries in Denmark, Moseløkken holds great potential to demonstrate the impact of excavation and the source of our built environment. This exhibition shows…
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Soundscapes Walks

Join a 90-minute walk, around central Copenhagen, and explore the role of the sound environment in how we engage with our cities, communities, and people. During the soundscape walk attendees…
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OBEL AWARD Talks x Louisiana

Ungrounding is a concept that explicitly aims at destabilizing – pointing to an understanding of space as marked by conflicts and politics. Addressing an unstable world order, the conversation will…
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Goodbye to Consumer Culture

Alternative architectural practices operate outside consumer-driven centers, prioritizing resource efficiency, local materials, and skilled labor. They create dignified environments for basic needs like water, education, and housing. The real-world case…
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Goodbye to Consumer Culture

On July 1st at 17 pm, CICA member Prof. Dr. Horacio Torrent, Escuela de Arquitectura, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will give a keynote lecture with the title ‘Just what…
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Damn critics!

·         Experiment 1 Critique: A House Made for Walking by the Norwegian architecture critic Mari Hvattum./ Form: Three Attempts at Giving Form to a House Made for…
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SCIENCE TALK 3 – WITH SOO JUNG RYU

BLOXHUB & UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 invite you to join our 3rd Science Talk in a series of nine given the title `Leave No One and Nothing Behind´. In each talk, we will dive into how we can reach a future, where we leave no one and nothing behind. In fact, a future where we leave more behind than we take. But how

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Marta Vall-Llossera

Marta Vall-Llossera Ferran (Lleida, 1962). Architect from the School of Architecture of Barcelona. She held the position of President of the Official Order of Architects of the Balearic Islands from…
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Book Launch and TALK

Presentation of “The Nordic Window” by author Prof. Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) followed by a talk with preface author and journalist Karsten Ifversen about the importance of daylight, with a focus…
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Side Events

70+ SIDE EVENTS Before and after congress hours, all congress days will be packed with partner events and activities to join – all hosted by friends and partners of the…
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Regenerative, Resilient and Equitable Built Environment: The Role of Cities and Architects

Current construction practices are fundamentally misaligned with cities’ visions for climate neutral, resilient, circular, equitable, and healthy communities. The construction sector is responsible for more than 23% of the world’s…
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Cécile Faraud

Cécile Faraud leads the Clean Construction Programme at C40, the network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. Her team supports cities in reducing embodied carbon and shifting…
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DIVERSITY AND DIALOGUE

The programme for the World Congress has now been launched and features influential and innovative profiles in the built environment.

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Ruth Reichstein

Ruth Reichstein works in I.D.E.A., the Advisory Board of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She works with Green Deal related issues and coordinates the New…
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Dynamic Capabilities – why we need to change how, who and what we teach

Our common global community are facing challenges more complex than ever before. Complexity calls for new perspectives, skills and capabilities amongst the already prac-ticing stakeholders in the built environment and…
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Soundscapes Walks

Join a 90-minutes walk, around central Copenhagen, and explore the role of the sound environment in how we engage with our cities, communities, and people. During the soundscape walk attendees…
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Misael Serrano

Architect and Urban Planner graduated from the UNIDERP University, IN CAMPO GRANDE – MS – BRAZIL. Master’s Degree in Hospital Architecture INBEC – UNICID IN CAMPO GRANDE – MS –…
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Darius Nduwamungu

Darius NDUWAMUNGU is a Managing Director of DC Studios Ltd; an Architectural Firm based in Kigali Rwanda and at the same time the Chairman of Board of Practice / Architects’…
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Edelmira Nina Machaca

Graduated in Architecture Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (1994), Master in Territorial Ordering and Urban Planning – MOTPU (2015), was a member of the Departmental Tribunal of Professional Ethics CDALP.…
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Natalia Brener

Natalia Brener Maceiras is an urbanist architect from Uruguay, graduated from the School of Architecture, Universidad de la República UDELAR and Master in Territorial Planning and Urban Development from the…
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Rosario Julieta Santo Cardozo

Architect graduated from the Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia De San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca. Master’s Degree in Territorial Ordering and Urban Planning from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres,…
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Hua Li

Professor and Deputy Director at Institute of Architectural History and Theory, School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. She was trained as an architect in Chongqing and practiced in Shenzhen.…
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Roberto Agustin Ghione

Architect Agustín Ghione, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, 1982. Architectural heritage, Urban planning and Architectural criticism skilled by Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina. President of Institut of Architects of Brazil…
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UIA Public Spaces Work Programme

Public space is like an open space, that induces the communication among the users. It has several alternatives: can walk freely, having each one the right of going and coming,…
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Talking exhibition

Come and meet some of the architects who are part of DAC’s big ‘Copenhagen in Common’ exhibition. The exhibition is about Copenhagen and communities. It features some of the most…
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DUSK – Open House

  Scandinavia is famous for its long summer days, the liminal time bridging sunny brightness with dark nights. DUSK then is the threshold, known for creating an atmosphere of calm…
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DUSK – Forest Garden Salon

Conversation with experts about urban biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics. Scandinavia is famous for its long summer days, the liminal time bridging sunny brightness with dark nights. DUSK then is the…
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JUSThood game: Inclusive Urban Futures

JUSThood invites everyone to put themselves in the shoes of the most unprivileged and join a game-based workshop driven by participatory futures to envision the hotspot of Copenhagen. You will…
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PEER REVIEWERS – THANK YOU!

The peer review process has been an enormous and crucial undertaking and we want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone involved for having contributed with their time and expertise!…
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PEER REVIEWERS- THANK YOU! 🎖

The peer review process has been an enormous and crucial undertaking and we want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone involved for having contributed with their time and expertise!…
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OBEL AWARD Talks: Embodied Emissions

CO2 is being discussed everywhere, but what are the enablers and barriers for architects to take a leading role in driving down emissions? This panel discussion, with Q&A, will touch on embodied…
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Biennial of Mexican Architecture 2022

The Federation of Colleges of Architects of the Mexican Republic, National Section of the International Union of Architects, has the honor to invite you to the exhibition of selected projects…
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NEW DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Welcome to the graduation exhibition at The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation. We proudly present 250 new graduates, their projects demonstrate how architecture and design can generate change,…
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Denmark’s most sustainable youth housing

Denmark’s apprentices have built their bid for Denmark’s most sustainable youth housing. The exhibition is a 27 m2 finished home with the most sustainable construction methods within the pre-accepted solutions…
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Architectural guided tour in Nordhavn

The participants will get an insight into the planning principles behind the development of the new urban district Nordhavn in general and the neighborhood of Århusgade in particular. We will…
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Copenhagen Partner Forest Launch

The Copenhagen Partner Forest Launch will showcase a floating pavilion built with “conservation timber” from tropical forests. This evening on the harbour will showcase unique infrastructure and perspectives in the…
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BOOK ACCOMMODATION

The UIA World Congress and its partner CAP Partner want to make sure you have a place to stay while attending the World Congress in Copenhagen in July so we…
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Anne Marie Galmstrup

Anne Marie is a practicing architect specialised in cultural and community projects. Her practice’s work revolves around the civic sphere varying in scale from new build and transformation of museums,…
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Exhibition: The Housing Lab

The exhibition ‘The Housing Lab’ will show seven different approaches to new ways of living, which will stand as 1:1 examples within the next few years as part of the…
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Nature, Health & Design Laboratory: Arboretum

Journey out of town to Arboretum, a full-scale out-of-doors HDLA [health design in landscape architecture] laboratory, featuring three accessible, inclusive and health-promoting landscape projects, instrumental to the implementation of UN SDGs, without leaving vulnerable groups behind.

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Harbor cruise – a harbor in transition

Cruise Copenhagen’s Harbor, the pulse of the city. Just mere decades ago, a waterway obscured by industry, freight ships, warehouses, and polluted water. Today, a harborscape transformed, with swimmers, pleasure boats, and innovative sustainable architecture. Learn about the key decisions that led to this new blue park.

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Tours

TOURS We recommend exploring the city of Copenhagen while you are here. We have arranged for an array of Architectural themed tours taking place after the congress programme ends in…
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Landscape-based storm surge protection

With the completion of Lynetteholm, stone dams and landscape itself will provide protection against future sea level rise. Copenhageners will gain a new coastal landscape with recreational beach areas, while…
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Platform Ceremony – Tour & Introduction

In the spaces of the original waiting hall, utopian infrastructure motifs will merge with the everyday spaces of public transportation. Platform Ceremony is an open invitation to professionals and the…
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Harrestrup Stream

How will the city face cloudbursts in the future? Get an unique and immersive experience that disseminates the story of Harrestrup Stream as Denmark’s largest climate adaptation project, and see…
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Billy Law

Mr. Billy Law graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong and he joined the Architectural Services Department of HKSAR Government in 2007. He is currently…
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Thomas Nørgaard

Thomas Nørgaard is an architect and partner at the Copenhagen based office Christensen & Co architects (CCO). CCO is striving to improve quality in learning culture in both public and…
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