UIA 2017


The UIA World Congress is a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience. The UIA 2017 Seoul, in particular, will promote various innovative architectural techniques and technologies among member sections and global citizens. In doing so, academic programs, exhibitions, competitions, student activities, and public outreach programs will simultaneously take place.

The forum is organised in every 3 years for 8 days for 124 countries. The organiser, the International Union of Architects (UIA) is a non-governmental organization and a global federation of national associations of architects.

This year the congress theme is Soul of City. Only a living creature owns a soul. And a body without a soul is only a corpse. Projects our strong commitment and determination to acknowledging the importance of having souls dissolved in architecture and cities we live in.


Abstract Submission Close

November 30, 2016

Notification of Acceptance

January 31, 2017

Full Paper Submission Close

May31, 2017

Feedback on Paper (Request for Revision)

July 5, 2017

Final Paper Submission Close

August 5, 2017

Presentation File Submission Deadline

August 25, 2017

The Scientific Committee of the UIA 2017 (3–7 September, 2017., Seoul) cordially invites participants to submit design works under the theme of ‘Soul of City’. Abstracts should be submitted online at the Congress's webpage. Please refer to guidelines below for more information. Choosen topics: Culture, Future, Nature, Open-ended subjects.

More information:

Call for Design Works

Call for Papers