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Happy World Day of Architecture

Today, the 6th October, is proclaimed by the UIA as World Day of Architecture 2008. Coming at a time when much of the profession is forced to re-strategise under a tense economic climate it seems appropriate to lift the spirits and celebrate the importance of architecture and emphasise the global synthesis that architecture creates. The theme for this year’s celebrations shares this nostalgia whilst encouraging a focus for the years ahead: ‘Child be the architect of a better future’. Dedicated to the UIA’s Vice President Giancarlo Lus who passed away in July, the theme is taken from the title of a song written by the architect.

Today will see the opening in Podernone, Italy.

IN BRIEF
Monday 06 October 2008
Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago
Fri 24 Oct 2014
UK architecture firm Kyson obtains planning consent for mixed-use scheme in Waterloo
Fri 24 Oct 2014
Expanded Den Frie Centre of Contempory Art in Copenhagen gears up for opening
Thu 23 Oct 2014
‘Winter Stations’ design competition to re-imagine Toronto’s winter waterfront launched
Thu 23 Oct 2014
Aedas’ Sandcrawler in Singapore wins 2014 American Institute of Architects NWPR Design Award
Tue 21 Oct 2014
ELI Beamlines by Bogle Architects wins Building of the Year at 2014 Czech Architecture Week
Tue 21 Oct 2014
Google doodle celebrates 382nd anniversary of birth of Sir Christopher Wren
Mon 20 Oct 2014
Donna van Milligen Bielke wins Dutch Prix de Rome Architecture 2014 prize
Mon 20 Oct 2014