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UIA World Congress for Architects

On July 2–6, 2023, Copenhagen is hosting the UIA World Congress of Architects – the world’s largest congress on sustainable architecture and construction. Included in the congress ticket is unlimited free admission to Danish Architecture Center, which will be buzzing with activity every day until 10 pm.

Architects, NGOs and decision-makers from around the world will be making their way to Copenhagen in July to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. The construction industry is responsible for 40% of all CO2 emissions, and overall cities are thought to be responsible for 75% of global emissions. So radical change is needed if we are to create sustainable cities for everyone – and that is the theme of the upcoming UIA World Congress.

For the duration of the congress, Danish Architecture Center will serve as an informal hub for Copenhageners, Danish architects and visitors from around the world.

DAC events during the congress

    Architecture run for everyone

    Run through the world capital of architecture

    July 2, 2023, 10 am

    The UIA week starts on Sunday with the popular DAC Architecture Run. The run provides a unique opportunity to run or walk through museums and buildings that are normally closed to running visitors. This year, several special locations have been added to the route in celebration of the World Capital of Architecture.

    UIA at a Glance

    An international union of architects

    The Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) was established in 1948 – when Europe faced the daunting task of rebuilding after World War II. Now, we are facing a new crisis – one which requires radical new thinking by architects and the entire construction industry in order to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. UIA has more than 1.3 million members, giving members the opportunity to meet at the World Congress every three years. In 2023, the UIA is celebrating its 75th anniversary and the World Congress will be hosted for the first time in a Nordic country.