IAAC celebrates Barcelona being named as the UIA’s 2026 Unesco World Capital of Architecture. The city will be also hosting the 29th International Union of Architects World Congress.

Facing strong competition from Beijing to host the event, Barcelona won the rights to host with its winning bid under the lema “One today, one tomorrow”. The bid explores Barcelona’s approach to sustainability and the future of the built environment, and how we can reinvent the future of cities following ecological and social principles.


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