The programme for the World Congress has now been launched and features influential and innovative profiles in the built environment.
All speakers in the official programme have been selected for their strong contributions to architecture, science, business and politics, as well as sustainable approaches to new solutions and methods. In addition to the programme in Bella Center, the congress will offer a range of tours, pavilions, side events and more.
A programme that promotes diversity and dialogue
The extensive programme for UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 includes:
KEYNOTE DIALOGUES designed as a series of conversations between trailblazing architects and experts from science, business and politics. All keynote dialogues will be moderated by Connie Hedegaard.
NEXT GEN sessions that give space to the young and their voices, to open a window to the future and start the dialogue between generations.
PAPER PRESENTATIONS from all corners of the world – 250 contributors showcase the newest knowledge and push for change by challenging architectural norms and connecting research and practice in new ways.
VELUX DAYLIGHT TALKS explore the significance of natural light in architecture and feature architects who are actively working with daylighting in their projects.
The OBEL AWARD TALKS highlight architectural contributions for people and planet, with award-winning projects that challenge the status quo.
Christian Benimana Senior Principal, MASS Design Group, Director of The African Design Centre
Maria P. Neira WHO Director, Department of Environmental, Climate Change and Health
Architectural Tours and Side Events
The Bella Center in Copenhagen is the venue for UIA World Congress of Architects 2023. In addition to the programme in Bella Center, the congress has arranged for an array of architectural themed tours taking place after the daily activities in Bella Center. All tours require participation in the UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 (and some tours require an additional ticket).
Furthermore, friends and partners of the congress will offer a wide range of side events and social events taking place outside of congress hours around the city of Copenhagen. More details to come on the congress website.
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”.
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.
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.
Press and media professionals can now apply for press accreditation to the 28th UIA World Congress of Architects that will take place in Copenhagen, 2-6 July 2023. More than 10.000 people are expected to participate in the congress.