International Committee

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The International Committee strives to promote excellence in the international practice of architecture; to serve as a resource to members by disseminating information in international markets, practice and design; to develop expertise in international policy and trade issues in order to advise AIA on international practice; to facilitate and enhance the international practices of the membership; and to foster relationships with architects abroad.

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UIA eNewsletters - 2015

2015 newsletters from the International Union of Architects.

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Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. The Prize is awarded to cities and recognises their key leaders and organisations for displaying foresight, good governance and innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced, to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits in a holistic way to their communities.

To facilitate the sharing of best practices in urban solutions that are easily replicable across cities, the Prize will place an emphasis on practical and cost effective solutions and ideas, for the benefit of cities around the world. Through this prize, Singapore hopes to promote exemplary thought-leadership and exchange of ideas among cities, so as to spur further innovation in the area of sustainable urban development.

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate will be presented with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of S$300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015

International Architectural Competition Design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre

UNESCO, together with the Government of Afghanistan, announce the launching of a single phase, open, international project competition for the design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan. The centre will be built near the Cultural Landscape and Archaelogical Remains of Bamiyan, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage property. The winning project should represent the first stage in the realisation of an iconic edifice worthy of this unique site and its priceless heritage.

The UIA has endorsed this competition, which it has found to be in conformity with the UNESCO- UIA regulations concerning international competitions in architecture and town-planning.

The competition seeks to reinforce culture and history as the base of Afghan unity, while celebrating the cultural sensitivities of the diverse ethnic groups. The Bamiyan Cultural Centre is intended to be a place of reconciliation, of peace building and of economic development in Afghanistan. The Centre will be a space for exchanges of ideas and knowledge and a dynamic gathering place for communities to honour past traditions and to plan for the future.

The Centre will be no more than 2 200 M2 on a 26 000 M2 site and must include spaces for exhibitions, live theatrical and musical events, research and classrooms.

Submission Deadline: January 22, 2015

International Architecture Awards 2015

The international Architecture Awards are the absolute Global Architecture Awards Event with 36 CATEGORIES and 25 ESTEEMED JUDGES across the Globe. It’s your chance to be distinguished around the Best in the profession.

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015

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Upcoming Events

  1. Submission Deadline: Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

    Mar 31
  2. Architecture Abroad: An International Practice Workshop (WE203 | 7.5 LUs)

    May 13, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (ET)
    Atlanta, GA, United States
  3. International Committee Reception (EV218)

    May 14, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Atlanta, GA, United States