Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) is proud to announce that three projects from Bangladesh have been awarded in 'UIA 2030 Award' by the International Union of Architects (UIA), together with the UN-HABITAT.
Category 5: Access to Green & Public Space
Co-creation of Urban Spaces by the Nobogonga River/ Co.Creation.Architects, Jhenaidah Citywide People's Network, Platform of Community Action and Architecture (POCAA), Community Architects Network (CAN)
Category 1: Open Category
Green field Factory of Karupannya Rangpur Limited/ Nakshabid Architects
Revitalization of Rasulbagh Children's Park/ SHATOTTO architecture for green living
On 28 June 2022, at the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland, the International Union of Architects (UIA), together with the UN-HABITAT, have announced the laureates of the UIA 2030 Award. Seeking to acknowledge the contributions of architects to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and New Urban Agenda through built interventions that demonstrate design quality and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this first edition of a biennial awards program, selected winning projects from Germany, Hong Kong, Argentina, Bangladesh, and China, from 125 submitted projects in 40 countries.
Organized under six categories: Open Category, Improving Energy Efficiency, Adequate, Safe & Affordable Housing, Participatory, Land-Use Efficient & Inclusive Planning, Access to Green & Public Space, and Utilizing Local Materials, the jurors picked a winner per section, yet were unable to identify an overall winner in the open category and chose instead to recognize six projects as Highly Commended, honouring in total 5 laureates and 15 commendations.
UIA SDG Commission Co-Director: Mr. Ishtiaque Zahir Titas, Bangladesh
UIA Region I, Western Europe: Ms. Camilla van Deurs, Denmark
UIA Region II, Eastern Europe & the Middle East: Mr. Nikolai Shumakov, Russian Federation
UIA Region III, The Americas: Ms. Anna Rubbo, USA
UIA Region IV, Asia & Oceania: Mr. Rob Adams, Australia
UIA Region V: Africa: Ms. Nadia Tromp, South Africa
UN-Habitat Representative: Mr. Andrew Rudd, Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat Global Solutions Division
Juror with detailed knowledge of the SGDs: Mr. Peter Oborn, UN Habitat Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAGE), London (UK)
Juror with detailed knowledge of the SGDs: Ms. Ramatu Aliyu, Principal at Planned Shelter Consult, Abuja (Nigeria)
Congratulations and best wishes from IAB to the jurors and the architects of all the award-winning projects and all the members of their team.