Architects choose Copenhagen for 2023 World Congress

Copenhagen has been named as the host city for the 2023 World Congress of Architects.

Image courtesy of Wonderful Copenhagen - Martin Heiberg
Image courtesy of Wonderful Copenhagen - Martin Heiberg

The Danish capital presented its winning bid, which focused on sustainable futures, at this year's congress in Seoul, South Korea.

Organised by the International Union of Architects (UIA), the congress is held every three years and is the biggest of its kind in the field of architecture. This will be the first time that it has been hosted by a Nordic country.

Around 10,000 architects will gather to discuss how architecture can contribute to the achievement of the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Copenhagen’s official DMO, Wonderful Copenhagen and Realdania, worked with the Danish Architects Association to secure the congress for Copenhagen.

Natalie Mossin, chair of the Danish Architects Association, said: "As architects, we have much to contribute with to help realise the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. Nordic architecture, landscaping, planning and design have a great deal to offer, and we very much look forward to sharing this with colleagues from around the world."

Bettina Reventlow-Mourier, deputy director of Wonderful Copenhagen, added: "We are incredibly pleased to have won a congress of such caliber as the World Congress of Architects and we look forward to welcoming the world’s best architects to this part of the world. Copenhagen is already known for its long history of architecture and we firmly believe that hosting an event like this will also strengthen our position as a leader in sustainable architecture."

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