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The world’s largest Architecture and Urban Planning forum, the 27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2021RIO is designed as a transformative event for architects, triggering shifts in professional paths and new commitments to a better world, with attention paid to the environment and the climate, while striving to lessen intra-urban inequalities.

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The 27th World Congress of Architects is now expanded to facilitate the participation of people from all over the world who would have difficulty being present in Rio de Janeiro.

The UIA2021RIO starts in March, with extensive 100% digital programme, accessible on all continents, trilingual, covering the four thematic axes until July.
Some content will be open to the public, for a limited period. This content will subsequently be limited to congress attendees, as well as several others.

Programme


All times are in Rio de Janeiro local time (GMT-3)

Current Local Time

23:29

Saturday, July 24, 2021(BRT)

PREMIERES

Open digital content published at specific times

LIVES

Interactive digital discussions

TALKS

Digital lectures restricted to congress attendees

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

22

08

UIA2021RIO DIGITAL OPENING

Sérgio Magalhães, Thomas Vornier, authorities and partners

09

THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOCIAL INCLUSION

Fabienne Hoelzel (Switzerland)
Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho (Brazil)
Moderation by Mariana Barros

23

09

JUST WHAT IS THE PERIPHERY?

Alfredo Brillembourg – USA/Venezuela
Interview by Fernando Serapião

24

09

FAVELA ARCHITECTURE

Alejandro Echeverri (Colombia)
Jorge Jáuregui (Argentina/Brazil)
Moderation by Evelise Grunow

25

11

LIVE WEAKNESSES AND INEQUALITIES

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

ArchiTalks

Adriana Levisky (Brasil)
Anupama Kundoo (India) e Renata Semin (Brasil)
Edson Diniz (Brasil)
Gilson Rodrigues (Brasil)
Marcos Boldarini (Brasil)
Xie Xiaoying (China)

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

19

09

GENDER AND CULTURE

Gabriela de Matos (Brazil)
Zaida Muxi (Spain)
Moderation by Tainá de Paula

20

09

CITIZENSHIP AND HERITAGE

Fuensanta Nieto (Spain)
Marcelo Ferraz (Brazil)
Moderation by Aline Cruz

21

09

GLOBALITY AND SINGULARITY

Juan Román (Chile)
Rusty Smith (USA)
Moderation by Kristine Stiphany

22

09

UIA SESSIONS

Live restricted to congress attendees, chaired by members of the UIA or its working groups.

11

LIVE DIVERSITY AND MIXTURE

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

ArchiTaks

O Norte - Oficina de Criação (Brasil)
Cazú Zegers (Chile)
Celso Rayol (Brasil)
Fernanda Barbara (Brasil)
Yolande Daniels (EUA)
Li Xinggang (China)
Lua Nitsche (Brasil)
Mario Figueroa (Brasil)
Peter Rich (África do Sul)
Rocco Yim (China)
Zhao Xing (China)

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

17

09

EMERGENCE OF A NEW ARCHITECT

Esteban Benavides – Al Borde (Ecuador)
Jane Hall (UK)
Moderation by Francesco Perrotta-Bosch

18

09

CLIMATE CHANGES

Ailton Krenak (Brazil)
Interview by Igor de Vetyemy
Luiz Alberto de Oliveira (Brazil)
Interview by Margareth da Silva Pereira

19

09

TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES

Silvio Meira (Brazil)
Ester Carro (Brazil)
Moderation by Igor de Vetyemy

20

09

UIA SESSIONS

Live restricted to congress attendees, chaired by members of the UIA or its working groups.

11

LIVE CHANGES AND EMERGENCES

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

First fortnight

Habitar América Latina

The content of the event, promoted by the Latin American Biennial Network, will be available on the UIA2021RIO exclusive platform in the first half of May.

ArchiTaks

Estúdio 41(Brasil)
Giancarlo Mazzanti (Colômbia)
Gustavo Martins (Brasil)
Jô Vasconcellos (Brasil)
Lilian dal Pian (Brasil)
Li Hu (China)
Mapa Arquitetura (Brasil/Uruguai)
Matheus Seco (Brasil)
Ma Yansong (China)
Patrícia Llosa (Peru)
Paulo Henrique Paranhos (Brasil)
Paulo Musa (Brasil)
Tang Yan (China)
Tia Kansara (Reino Unido)

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

21

09

MIGRATIONS AND DIASPORAS

Rahul Mehrotra (India)
Zulu Araújo (Brazil)
Moderation by Daniella Abreu

22

09

NEW PRACTICES

Edgar Mazo (Colombia)
Carmen Silva (Brazil)
Moderation by Carlos Leite

23

09

TRANSITORY AND EPHEMERAL

Raquel Rolnik (Brazil)
Claudio Acioly (Brazil)
Moderation by Abílio Guerra

24

09

UIA SESSIONS

Live restricted to congress attendees, chaired by members of the UIA or its working groups.

21

LIVE TRANSIENCE AND FLOWS

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

30

09

China-Brazil Discussion

Moderator: Zhang Li (China)
Shao Weiping (China)
Ma Yansong (China)
Li Xingang (China)
Xu Tiantian (China)
Taina de Paula (Brazil)
Carlos Eduardo Nunes Ferreira (Brazil)
Marcelo Ferraz (Brazil)
Gustavo Utrabo (Brazil)

First fortnight

Habitar América Latina

The content of the event, promoted by the Latin American Biennial Network, will be available on the UIA2021RIO exclusive platform in the first half of June.

ArchiTalks

Carlos Alberto Maciel (Brazil)
Cintia Menezes Lins (Brazil)
Cristina Garcez (Brazil/France) and Pierre Pranlas-Descours (France)
Haewon Shin (South Korea)
Índio da Costa (Brazil)
Mario Biselli (Brazil)
Noelia Monteiro (Brazil)
Pablo Hereñú (Brazil)
Pablo Moreira (Ecuador)
Pedro Alban (Brazil)
Pedro Varella (Brazil)
Vinícius Andrade (Brazil)

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

05 a 08

08 às 18

Papers and projecs presentations

12

09

China-Brazil Forum

16

09

Brasil / Denmark Symposium

17

09

Brasil / Denmark Symposium

18

8:30

Opening Cerimony

Sérgio Magalhães, UIA2021RIO Executive Committee president
Thomas Vonier, International Union of Architects president
Maria Elisa Baptista, president of Brazilian Institute of Architects
Oskar Metsavaht, member of UIA2021RIO Honor Committee
Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of the City of Rio de Janeiro
Cláudio Castro, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Nadia Somekh, President of the Brazilian Architecture and Urban Planning Council
Eleonora Mascia, President of the National Federation of Architects (FNA)

09

Welcome from Honor Committee

09:10

Special partners meeting

Sponsors Lounge,
UIA2021RIO Expo
Networking lounges and virtual exhibitions

09:40

Tribute table UIA2021RIO to the Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Carla Juaçaba (Brazil)
Eduardo Souto de Moura (Portugal)
Nuno Sampaio (Portugal)

11:30 às12:30

All the Worlds Exhibition and 30 years of CIALP

Opening of the exhibition and celebration of CIALP's 30th anniversary with the film-exhibition Emerging Dialogues

12 às 19

UIA2021RIO EXPO

13

Round table Weaknesses and Inequalities

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

13

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Francis Kéré (Burkina Faso)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Marina Tabassum (Bangladesh)

16

UIA TALKS - • Teaching a New Generation of Architects

Amira Osman (Sudan/South Africa)
Elisa Silva (Venezuela)
Anna Heringer (Germany)
Magda Mostafa (Egypt)
Marilys Nepomechie (USA)

18

Round table - World of Work

FNA advisers and guests

19

Cultural Activities - World of Books

Launch of the Oscar Niemeyer Award digital catalog
Launch Rio Books
Launch of the book "Compilation of projects, reflections and achievements of the Architect Marcos Konder Netto"

21

REDBAAL Exhibition

Opening of the exhibition of the Latin American Architecture Biennial Network

19

07 às 12

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

08

UIA Session

Introduction by Thomas Vonier, UIA president
UIA Innovation in Architectural Education Prize, organised by the UIA’s Education Commission

09

KEYNOTE SESSION

Cui Kai (China)

10

KEYNOTE SESSION

Zhang Li (China)

11

KEYNOTE SESSION

Francine Houben (Netherlands)

12

National Exhibition and Awards

12

ARCHITALKS

Dong Gong (China)
Estúdio Chão (Brazil)
Laurent Troost (Brazil)
Sonali Rastogi (India)

12 às 21

UIA2021RIO EXPO

13

Round table Diversity and Mixture

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Elizabeth de Portzamparc (France/Brazil)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Anna Heringer (Germany)

16

KEYNOTE SESSION

Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico)

16

CAU/BR Presentation

18

CEAU Presentation

20

Cultural Activities - World of Movies

21

REDBAAL Magisterial Conference

Latin American Architecture Biennial Network (REDBAAL)

20

07 às12

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

08

UIA Session

Serban Tiganas, UIA General Secretary
Golden Cubes Awards and the Friendly & Inclusive Spaces Awards, organised by UIA Work Programmes Architecture & Children and Architecture For All

09

KEYNOTE SESSION

Carme Piguem/RCR Arquitectes (Spain)

10

KEYNOTE SESSION

Li Xiaodong (China)

11

KEYNOTE SESSION

Studio Mumbai (India)

12

Rio de Janeiro's Challenges

Rio de Janeiro City Hall's Challenges in the Search for a Better City for All

12

ARCHITALKS

Miguel Pinto Guimarães (Brazil)
Pedro Rivera (Brazil)
Rui Leão (China)
Lucia Cella (Argentina)

12 às 21

UIA2021RIO EXPO

13

Round table Changes and Emergences

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Stefano Boeri (Italy)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Jeanne Gang (USA)

16

UNESCO SESSION - World Capital of Architecture

Ernesto Ottone, Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO
Thomas Vonier, UIA president

Dominique Perrault (France)

16

CEAU presentation

18

Cultural activities

21

REDBAAL Magisterial Conference

Latin American Architecture Biennial Network (REDBAAL)

21

07 às 12

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

08 às 20

UIA2021RIO EXPO

09

CHINA-BRAZIL ROUNDTABLE

9

KEYNOTE SESSION

Rui Leão (Macao/China)

10

KEYNOTE SESSION

Kengo Kuma (Japan)

11

KEYNOTE SESSION

Andra Matin (Indonesia)

12

ARCHITALKS

Gustavo Penna (Brazil)
Xu Tiantian (China)
Rajendra Kumar (India)

12

International Ideas Competition Maré-Cidade

13

Round table Transiense and Flows

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Angelo Bucci (Brazil)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Solano Benitez (Paraguay)

16

UIA SESSION

Achieving design excellence with a UIA Competition

Robert Greenwood, Partner and Managing Director Asia, Snohetta
Nahuel Recabarren, lead architect of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre, in Afghanistan
Daniel Fraile Ortiz, lead architect Vilnius Concert Hall, in Lithuania
Regina Gonthier, UIA International Competitions Commission (ICC) Co-director
Jerzy Grochulski, ICC Co-director
Thomas Vonier, UIA President

17

CEAU Presentation

19

Le Concours Suisse roundtable

20

Cultural activities

21

REDBAAL Magisterial Conference

Latin American Architecture Biennial Network (REDBAAL)

22

ANPARQ Moment

22

08

Charitas Competition Award

08:50

UIA Session - UIA Prizes and Gold Medal

Giovanni Vitaloni, MIDO president
Thomas Vonier, UIA president
UIA Triennial Prizes
Tribute to the UIA 2021 Gold Medalist, Paulo Mendes da Rocha

9:20

Summer School

10

Rio Charter - All the Worlds. Just one world. Architecture 21.

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14:30

Corpos no Mundo

Cultural Activity

15

Closing ceremony speech

Sérgio Magalhães, UIA2021RIO Executive Committee president
Thomas Vonier, International Union of Architects president

15

From Rio to Copenhagen

Transfer of the flag of the World Congress of Architects and the title of World Capital of Architecture

All times are in Rio de Janeiro time zone (GMT-3)
Programme subject to changes.
All content available on the online platform.

More than 80 debates, conferences and diversified content with the world's leading experts in Architecture and Urbanism.

The most prominent names in architecture and urbanism will be gathered to analyze the global panorama and local issues, formulate proposals and present solutions to improve the quality of life in order to reach a more sustainable world.

Exclusive
digital
content

Social
networking activities

International
competitions
and awards

+100
speakers

Personalities
and young leaders

Art and culture

Business
fair

Live broadcasts

GREAT NAMES
OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE

Eduardo Souto de Moura

The most internationally awarded Portuguese architect, also winner of the Pritzker Prize (2011).

Tatiana Bilbao

One of the most awarded Mexican architects today.

Francis Keré

From Burkina Faso, internationally renowned as an agent of social transformation.

Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Carioca living in France for 50 years, with works all over the world.

Solano Benitez

From Paraguay, who with bricks and even debris resulting from catastrophes, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale (2016).

Carla Juaçaba

Carioca based in London, one of the most internationally known Brazilian architects.

Zhang Li

One of the leading names in modern Chinese architecture, he runs the TeamMinus Atelier in Beijing and is the Editor-in-Chief of China’s World Architecture magazine.

Andra Matin

With a Special Mention at the XV Venice Biennale, he is the most notable architect in Indonesia.

Marina Tabassum

From Bangladesh; winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and voted India’s Architect of the Year (AYA), Britain’s Prospect magazine ranked him as the third greatest thinker of the COVID-19 era.

Francine Houben

This architect represents the Netherlands on the lists of the World’s 500 Most Influential People, drawn up by the Sunday Times and Debrett's.

Angelo Bucci

An Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), he is one of the most prominent Brazilian architects on the international scene, representing contemporary architecture in São Paulo.

Li Xiaodong

A leading architect in China, he won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010), the RIBA Prize (2000) and the first Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

Anna Heringer

The architect chosen by UNESCO to teach Earthen Architecture, Construction Cultures, and Sustainable Development.

Kengo Kuma

The master of the art of recovering the tradition of Japanese buildings and reinterpreting it for the 21st century

Jeanne Gang

One of the 100 most influential people in 2019 by TIME magazine, she is renowned for designs that connect people to each other and the environment.

Cui Kai

Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary President & Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group, Vice President of the Architectural Society of China.

Rui Leão

From Macao, China, the President of the International Council of Portuguese-Speaking Architects (CIALP)

Stefano Boeri

One of the most outstanding architects in Italy, president of the La Triennale di Milano Foundation

Carme Pigem and Rafael Aranda

Founders of RCR, in Spain

Bjoy Jain

Founder of Studio Mumbai, India

And many others ...

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More than 100 global exponents of architecture and related areas bring their experiences and present innovative initiatives around the world.

The new directions of architecture, perspectives for professionals, new formats and opportunities in the job market will be presented and discussed.

A unique opportunity to watch the ten leading names in architecture in the world.

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