Commonwealth Association of Architects member, The Australian Institute of Architects, is bidding to host the International Union of Architects (UIA) Congress 2020 in Melbourne. The congress is one of the largest international events of its type attracting approximately 6000 attendees from around the globe and is held every three years.
If successful, the 2020 Melbourne Congress will provide architects with an opportunity to participate in a series of culturally and professionally enriching events and will establish or re-establish contacts with colleagues from different countries. The congress attracts both practising architects and academics, well-known architects, those involved in international relations, architects linked to the city making sector, as well as young professionals and students of architecture.
The formal bid will be presented at the next congress – UIA Durban 2014. The host city will be decided as congress draws to a close at the UIA General Assembly.