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UIA2020RIO postponed to 18-22 July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Brazil Architecture News - Mar 23, 2020 - 14:17   3863 views

UIA2020RIO postponed to 18-22 July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

UIA2020RIO has been postponed by one year to 18-22 July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic, announced the International Union of Architects, the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB), and the UIA2020RIO Executive Committee. 

UIA2020RIO was originally planned to take place from the 19th to the 23rd of July of 2020 with expected 20,000 professionals, but the event has been decided to be cancelled for this year. The 27th World Congress of Architects / Expo will now take place between 18-22 July 2021.

In a recent announcement the organization committee stated that "in agreement with their institutional partners and other stakeholders, following the recommendations of national public authorities, we inform that the 27th World Congress of Architects / Expo has been postponed by one year to 18-22 July 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic."

They also added "Participants' registration fees will automatically be applied to the new Congress dates." 

"Papers and design works accepted for the Congress will remain accepted and we will adjust the deadlines for completion accordingly."

"The UIA will be communicating in due course with its Commissions, Work Programmes and Member Sections. We will soon send more detailed information on the postponement of the UIA2020RIO Congress." 

"Please accept our sincere appreciation for your understanding."

"We wish to express the profound hope that family, friends and colleagues all around the world remain healthy, facing these challenges in a spirit of community and resilience. Looking forward to welcoming the world to UIA2021RIO in July 2021," they added.

The announcement has been sent by Sérgio Ferraz Magalhães, President - 2020 World Congress of Architects, Thomas Vonier - President of International Union of Architects, Nivaldo Andrade, President of Institute of Architects of Brazil, Şerban Ţigănaş - Secretary General of International Union of Architects.

See the full list of postponed or cancelled events due to Covid-19 here

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