DetailsThe UIA World Congress programme features influential and innovative profiles in the built environment. The speakers have all been carefully selected for their strong contributions to architecture, science, business and politics, as well as sustainable approaches to new solutions and methods.
Dedicated and creative architects, landscape architects, designers, developers, clients and owners, advisors, urban planners, scientists and researchers, students, project leaders from the building industry, art and culture associations, politicians, global decision makers and business leaders will meet in Copenhagen to discuss how architecture can contribute to a sustainable future - leaving no one behind.
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 features architects who are actively working with daylighting in their projects.
The OBEL AWARD TALKS highlight architectural contributions for people and the planet, with award-winning projects that challenge the status quo.
HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE CONTRIBUTE TO THE UN 17SDGS?
The 6 congress themes are based on a dual commitment to environmental and social sustainability. They cut across and synthesize content from the 17 Sustainable goals without sacrificing the complexity and interdependency of the sustainability agenda in the built environment.
The 6 themes are:
DESIGN FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION
DESIGN FOR RETHINKING RESOURCES
DESIGN FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
DESIGN FOR HEALTH
DESIGN FOR INCLUSIVITY
DESIGN FOR PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHANGE
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
Together with the keynote dialogues, the congress programme will include a wide range of sessions which will explore how architecture and the built environment can contribute to a more sustainable future.