27th World Congress of Architects UIA 2020 RIO

Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 8 AM — Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 8 PMEDT

Rio de Janeiro, BR

UPDATE FROM UIA“The International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB) today announced that the 27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO would be postponed. Initially scheduled for July 19 – 23, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, it will now be held on July 18 – 22, 2021.”

When we open the registration for the 27th World Congress of Architects UIA 2020 RIO, i’m pleased to ask architects and concrete planners from everywhere the planet to hitch us in Rio de Janeiro, the Marvelous City.

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 match experiences associated with the development of the space of social life. With architecture and urbanism as catalysts, we’ll debate and formulate proposals for the longer term of cities.

“All the Worlds. Just on ne World. Architecture 21.” is that the theme that structures the 2020 programming, in tune with the goals of the UN and UNESCO. It are often known during this same site, along side the four thematic axes that complement it.

The World Congress will happen within the Center of Rio de Janeiro, the historical site of the town , which can 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 among the foremost important buildings of recent Architecture, the previous 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 first risk of Le Corbusier , Capanema Palace are going to be one among the headquarters of the 27th World Congress of Architects.

A capital schedule is under development, including the participation of quite 100 speakers, also as workshops, roundtables, materials and systems fair, international undergraduate competition, international awards for architecture projects, urbanism and landscaping , among other activities.

Throughout the year, the town will host debates, lectures, exhibitions, and other cultural activities with the aim of enhancing the architecture and architecture of the town . culture, consistent with the millennium’s challenges and therefore the objectives of the UN.

The World Forum of UNESCO Cities also will happen on July 18 and 22 (new dates!), bringing together as guests the mayors of the city-headquarters of the planet congresses and political, architectural, business and society leaderships, within the reflection on the longer term of our cities.

Rio de Janeiro is named by Marvelous City due to its rich architectural insertion during a splendid, unique geography that gave the conditions to develop a friendly, warm people with great artistic talent who knows the way to receive their visitors and make them friends . the connection between beaches, forests and built environment is odd, absolutely unforgettable.

Rio, however, is additionally an area to confront important challenges to 21st century architecture. City with relevant contrasts has in favelas one among the urban elements most representative of the difficulties of cities with exponential growth, characteristic of the emerging world. it’s a challenge that Congress will reflect on.

The month of July is one among the simplest for visitation. it’s a light temperature, is typically governed by a warm sun, and allows the ample enjoyment of its natural and cultural beauties.

The city is capital of the homonymous state, also it privileged place. Numerous coastal and mountain towns are permanent attractions.

But Brazil is additionally a rustic filled with opportunities for cultural and tourist enjoyment. it’s worth knowing the charms of the Brazilian land, considered since the start of its colonization as a Paradise on Earth.

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro and to Brazil, dear colleagues from All Worlds.


Sérgio Magalhães, president of the Organizing Committee of the 27th World Congress of Architects UIA 2020 RIO.

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