© International Union of Architects and Institute of Architects of Brazil
UIA2021RIO – 27th World Congress of Architects
New date: 18-22 July 2021

[Following the recommendations of national public authorities concerning the propagation of COVID-19, the International Union of Architects (UIA), the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB) and the UIA2020RIO Executive Committee, in agreement with their institutional partners and other stakeholders, have postponed the 27th World Congress of Architects by one year to 18-22 July 2021.

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Participants’ registration fees will be automatically applied to the new Congress dates.

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Architects from all continents, urban thinkers, researchers, university students, builders, society and youth movements, technology and systems companies, academic and multilateral institutions, political and country representations, under the unique Rio scenario, are invited to compare experiences related to the construction of the space of social life. With architecture and urbanism as catalysts, we will debate and formulate proposals for the future of cities.

“All the Worlds. Just one World. Architecture 21.” is the theme that structures the 2021 programming, in tune with the goals of the UN and UNESCO. It can be known in this same site, along with the four thematic axes that complement it.

The World Congress will take place in the Center of Rio de Janeiro, the historical site of the city, which will hold an architectural patrimony spanning four and a half centuries. This heritage includes magnificent examples from the Colonial Architecture to the Contemporary Architecture, where stands out one of the most important buildings of Modern Architecture, the former Ministry of Education and Culture, today Palazzo Capanema. Designed in 1936 by the team of then young architects, Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, Jorge Moreira, Afonso Reidy, Ernani Vasconcelos and Carlos Leão, under the original risk of Le Corbusier, Capanema Palace will be one of the headquarters of the 27th World Congress of Architects.

A capital schedule is under development, including the participation of more than a hundred speakers, as well as workshops, roundtables, materials and systems fair, international undergraduate competition, international awards for architecture projects, urbanism and landscaping, among other activities.

Excerpt of the UIA Rio 2021 welcome message by Sérgio Magalhães, president of the Organizing Committee of the 27th World Congress of Architects UIA2021RIO.