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"Climate Change Action!" for World Architecture Day 2017

France - Oct 1, 2017 - 23:14   4709 views

Design world is very close to the moments that celebrate World Architecture Day, but this year, it is much more important than previous years, to share and disseminate a common sense all over the world. 

World Architecture Day, celebrated on the first Monday of every October, was set up in 2005 by the International Union Of Architects (UIA) to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works, network and increase collective responsibility to create better future in our lives.

This year, the UIA representing more than 1 million architects worldwide, selected the theme of the World Architecture Day 2017 as "Climate Change Action!". 

Image: Biel Susanna + Stefanos Theodorou - UIA/HYP CUP 2014, courtesy of UIA

"The threat of climate change is real. Rapid urbanization and building developments are increasing our fuel energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission," said the UIA members. 

The UIA supports every initiatives following the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to combat the impact of climate change on the environment and humanity. It calls upon all architects and architecture organizations in the world to mobilize efforts to respond to these initiatives.

The UIA Members worldwide will, on 2nd October, celebrate their achievements and visions of architecture that is responsible, innovative and enriching communities.

Top image: Coláiste Ailigh by McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects, Ireland - winner of the 2017 Edition of the "UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards". 

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