Rio de Janeiro World Capital of Architecture 2020

UNESCO has announced that the city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. As the first World Capital of Architecture, and host to the Union of Architects World Congress (19-26 July 2020), Rio de Janeiro will hold a series of events under the theme “All the worlds. Just one world,” and promote the internationally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s 11th Goal: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”

UNESCO, the UIA and local institutions will organize activities to promote projects involving architects and urban planners as well as policy makers, social institutions and professionals from other sectors including artists and writers in an open and creative space of dialogue and innovation.