INFORMATION ABOUT IAA
 
 

 
 
 

INFORMATION ABOUT IAA

1.Name: International Academy of Architecture (IAA), NGO in Consultative Status with ECOSOC – United Nations, non-profit, self-financing organization, H.Q. in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2.Full address: 40, Maria Luisa Blvd., 1202 Sofia, Bulgaria, Tel/Fax:+359 (0) 2 943 49 50; E-mail:iaarch@yahoo.com ;web site: www.iaa-ngo.com.

3.Date of foundation: 21 September 1987

4. Objectives:

The main objectives of the IAA are:

-      to stimulate the development of architecture, urban planning  and architectural theory;

-      to promote the development of the architectural education;

-      to organize post-graduated courses and workshops for young talented architects from all over the world;

-      to support and proclaim United Nations` programs, declarations and events;

-      to organize international conferences and meetings;

-      to organize “Interarch-Sofia”- World Triennial of Architecture;

5.Geographical extension

The IAA has active members in the following 38 countries: Armenia, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Japan, Jordan, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal,  Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uzbekistan.

6.Structure

The governing bodies of the IAA are the General Assembly and the Academic Council.The Assembly consists of all the Academy's members (75 Academicians and 83 Professors) and is held every three years. They approve and make corrections in the Statute and in the Regulations, elect new Academicians, the Academic Council and its President. The IAA President elects Visiting Professors of IAA.

The last XI th IAA Assembly was held at 13 May 2012 in Sofia.

The Academic Council and its President administrate the IAA. The members of the Academic Council (IAA Academicians) and its President are elected for a three-year mandate. The Academic Council meets once a year to coordinate the activities of the IAA and to approve the IAA programs, staff and budget. The Academic Council elects the new IAA professors.

The IAA affiliates the following organizations:

 

-          The International Forum of Young Architects;

-          The Research Centre for New Technologies and Ecological Energy - Conscious Architecture;

-          The section Architectural Theory, Creativity and Criticism;

-          INTERPROJECT, the Academy's Institute of Architectural Design and Research;

-          “Interakademika”- IAA Foundation which supports the IAA activity;

 

7. IAA branches

IAA has international centers in:

-         Paris - European Academy of Architecture with President Pierre-Andre Dufetel;

-          Moscow- with President Yuri Platonov;

-          Rotterdam- with President Jan Hoogstad;

-          Tokyo- with President Toyo Ito;

-          USA- with President Brian Spencer;

-          Rome- with President Manfredi Nicoletti;

-          Istanbul- with President Ahmet Vefik Alp

-          Zurich- with President Justus Dahinden;

   Shanghai - representation of the IAA, represented by arch. Marin Keremidski

 

8. Main Activities

8.1 The IAA coordinates the following programs:

-          Sustainable Development of Architecture and Urban Planning

-          Architectural Theory and its Application

-          Architectural Education and Professional Qualification

-          Social Housing

-          Architecture and Ecology

-          Support and propaganda of  United Nations` programs, declarations and activities

-          Architecture and children

-          Exhibitions;

-          “Interarch-Sofia”- World Triennial of Architecture;

-          Professional Information

 

8.2 The IAA major activities of an international scope are the international architectural conferences, competitions and exhibitions; World Triennial of Architecture (INTERARCH- Sofia), permanently held every three years, global and regional seminars, workshops and symposia jointly with UNESCO, UIA,  UNDTCD, UNCHS, UNEP, UNCED and other organizations.

 

8.3  A special efforts have been made for post-graduate training courses of young talented architects from all over the world, as well as for international architectural competitions.

 

-          Post-graduate courses for young talented architects - series of Workshops: Urban Conceptions of Science City, Plovdiv; Housing Units for Science City; Master Plan of Spitak; Seaside Resort, Mahachkala; Design Workshop in Moscow; Greek Village, Sochi; Urban Historic Centres in Buhara; University and the City of Communication Space, City and Urban Ecology – France (Paris-Conflans, UNESCO and  French ministries);  Ecopolis - Gorna Banya 2, Bulgaria; Waterfront Zone, Kobe, Japan 1993 - International competition for young architects;

-          Joint Seminar (IAA/UNDTCD/Government of Bulgaria) on the Environmental Aspects of Water Resources Development (October 1991) .

-          International conference "Architectural and Urban Quality for a Sustainable Development" jointly with ENEA (Italy) and Municipality in Rome (1993).

-          Round table discussion on Eco-problems in architecture during Interarch'94.

-          Tallahassee competition for students in architecture on “Architectural Fantasy” (in collaboration with Nautilius Foundation (1994, 1996);

-          Two workshops in Odessa, Ukraine on Individual House

-          International Workshop on Recreation complex in Plovdiv city - Bulgaria.

 

-          Training of specialists from developing countries in preservation and rehabilitation of national heritage (historical monuments, towns and inner cities).

-          International Seminar on Architecture,  Environment and Education (IAA/French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of National Education, Youth and Sports) Marly-Le-Roy, France, June 1991;

-    During Habitat II World Conference in Istanbul (1996) the IAA organized an   international exhibition - competition and forum on "Ecopolises - cities of sustainable development".

-          The IAA Program of Social Housing aiming to assist developing countries'in solving the housing problem of low - income population (Governments of Namibia and Tanzania expressed their interest).

-          IAA in cooperation with BDA /Union of German Architects/ has organized a conference "Bauhaus-De Stijl-CIAM-Modern Architecture at the end of 20 Century" in Berlin /1999/.

-           Ten Interdisciplinary Conferences on Megacities 2000 jointly with Megacities 2000 Foundation in Rotterdam.

-          The IAA initiated the Program: Concordia 2000 - the Blue Bands of Europe, to unite the efforts of European states bordering the Danube, Main, Rhone and Rhine rivers towards an ecologically planned and clean Europe. The IAA hosted two International Expert Group meetings on International Program of Ecological Research and Monitoring of the Black Sea and the River of Danube with the participation of UNDTCD, UNEP, UNDP, ECE, UNESCO, WHO and scientists from  Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria;

-          International workshop – competition in cooperation with JFYA-Mexico on Revitalization of the Architectural Heritage: Renovation of Haciendas, Mexico 2001;

-          A Master Class in the Creative center Santo Kiriko on the ecoskyskrapers (2001);

-          Competition on Urban concept of a new city - Ecopolis Antichernobil'21-Ukraine.

-          Conference of IAA Moscow Branch on architectural education.

-          International Conference "Globalization and Identity in Architecture" during the XXI UIA Congress, Berlin, 2002

-          International conferences on  “World Contemporary Architecture during the XXXII UIA Congress – Istanbul 2005 and during the XXXIII in Turin 2008;

-          International conference and competition “Towards the Asian sustainable cities”-Nagoya, Japan 2005;

-          International  laboratory-research and projects for the city of Culiacan, Mexico (2005)

-    IAA conferences on: World Contemporary Architecture in Rome in cooperation with    

     Rome municipality and Rome architectural faculty (2006, 2008, 2009)

-     Forums-discussions on the Education of Future Architects and Designers for Sustainable Architecture during Interarch’2003 and Interarch`2006 were held in cooperation with UNESCO representatives.

-     International conferences in cooperation with the Municipality in Rome on the “World Contemporary Architecture”- 2008, 2009, 2010 in Rome

 -    IAA and IFYA with the great support of IAA centers in Japan and Mexico had organized three workshops in Mexico and two workshops in Japan. 

 -   Workshop on Krasnodar- City of the XXI century and Olympic Stadium in Sochi (2007);          

 -   IAA organized in cooperation with the Union of Architects in Bulgaria a workshop for young talented architects in Sofia (June 2008) on the theme “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Buildings”.

-          IAA in cooperation with the Union of architects in Bulgaria organized conference on the theme “European Black Sea countries” in Sofia 2008.

-          Forum on Architecture of  XXI-st Century, during the XII -th “Interarch- Sofia” (2009)

-          International Forum on “The future of Kusadasi, Turkey”- 15-22 May 2011.

 

8.4 International architectural competitions, organized by IAA:

- International (invited) competition for Chemico-Technological Institute- Sofia;

- International (invited) competition for Tourism Institute- Sochi;

- International (invited) competition for Ecocity of individual houses near Moscow;

- International (invited) competition “Concordia- city of the future”;

- The International Academy of Architecture organized between its members an international inquiry on the best architectural built work of  XX-th century, which provoked a great interest;

- International (invited) competition for National Opera in Astana;

- International (invited) competition for Business and Office Center in Astana;

 

9.Main activities jointly with UNCHS (Habitat):

-          March 1989, International Seminar on Reconstruction of Towns in Armenia after the earthquake (IAA/UNCHS/Russia/ ARMENIA);

-          November 1989, International Seminar on the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Districts, Towns and Monuments in some Developed Countries and its Relevance to Developing Countries;

-          September 1990, International Seminar on Improvement of Housing Conditions and Rehabilitation of Historic Centers;

-          Two publications on these two Seminars (1991);

-          April 1991, Exhibition-Competition on Low-Cost Housing in Developing Countries, displayed during the Commission on Human Settlements (CHS/13) in Harare;

-          International exhibition-competition and forum on “Ecopolises- cities of sustainable development” in Istanbul during the Habitat  II-nd World Conference (1996)

 

10.UNCED'92 - the Global Forum.

In support of the objectives of UNCED and the Global Forum'92, the IAA prepared the Program consisting of two events:

-          Exhibition-Competition on Ecopolis - City of the Future (1-15 June, 1992, Rio de Janeiro)

-          Symposium – Ecopolis - Forum of Ideas, organized during the Conference in Rio de Janeiro, 3-5 June, 1992.

The main idea of these events was to assist developed and developing countries in solving socio-economic and ecological problems of the cities and to invite well-known architects and scientists from all over the world to make their contribution to the improvement of built environment and the transition to sustainable development.

As an NGO, the IAA took active part in the activities of the International Facilitating Committee of the Independent Sectors for UNCED'92 as its member.

 

 11. The IAA has working relations and signed agreements with the following international organizations, institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, of the developed and developing countries:

 

11.1. By a decision of the United Nations Economic and Social Council of May 11, 1989, the IAA has been granted with Consultative Status.

11.2. The IAA has also been granted in Consultative Status with UNICEF in 1990 and with UNIDO in 1990.

11.3. According to the  Memorandum of  Understanding between the IAA and UNCHS (Habitat), signed on March 7, 1988 and its Supplement, 1990, 1993, both organizations agreed to collaborate in carrying out research, investigation and information activity in the fields such as urban development, regional planning and synthesis of architecture with other arts; public utilities, engineering and related areas; environmental protection; reducing housing shortage; development of new building materials and the provision of technical assistance.

11.4. The Memorandum of Understanding between the IAA and UNEP signed on February 5, 1990, envisaged collaboration in the area of built environment. It was agreed to undertake jointly Training Courses on Application of Environmental Guidelines for Settlement Planning and Management for architects on regular basis in the Santo Kiriko centre. The pilot course was held in September 1992 with published Proceedings.

11.5. Some agreements of cooperation were signed between the IAA and the Pan-American Federation of Associations of Architects (FAPA), the Ibero-American Council of Associations of Architects (CIANA), the Mexican National Academy of Architecture, the Bulgarian Union of Architects, the University of Khartoum, Sudan; Free University Brussels (VUB); the Russian Ministry of Culture, the State Committee for Construction, Goscomarchitecture and the “Academy of Fine Arts”- Russia; the Nautilus Foundation of USA, International Consortium of "Ecological Reconstruction"; with L’Ordre des Architectes et ingenieurs de Syria etc.;

11.6. IAA has been registered in the Central Consultancy Register (ISCR/EL)

11.7. Agreement for cooperation with UIA (International Union of Architects)

 

12. INTERARCH.- World Triennial of Architecture (INTERARCH- Sofia), permanently held every three years The 9-th, 10-th, 11-th and 12-th World Triennials of Architecture Interarch’2000, Interarch’2003 , Interearch`2006 and “Interarch`2009”  were held under auspices of UNESCO, the President of Republic of Bulgaria and the International Union of Architects(UIA). The next 13-th World Triennial of Architecture will be held in 2012, in Sofia.

 

 

I-st

Interarch’81

June

03-12, 1981

II-nd

Interarch’83

June

06-12, 1983

III-rd

Interarch’85

June

03-09, 1985

IV-th

Interarch’87

September

21-27, 1987

V-th

Interarch’89

June

20-26, 1989

VI-th

Interarch’91

July

02-06, 1991

VII-th

Interarch’94

June

20-25, 1994

VIII-th

Interarch’97

June

23-27, 1997

IX-th

Interarch’2000

May

22-26, 2000

X-th

Interarch’2003

May

18-21, 2003

XI-th

Interarch`2006

May

14-17, 2006

XII-th

Interarch`2009

May

17-20, 2009

XIII-th

Interarch`2012

May

13-16, 2012

 

 One of the most significant architectural events. Open international forum with professional participation of architects, theoreticians and students from all over the world, profiling a panorama of the tendencies and achievements of the world contemporary architecture. Participants discuss on “Contemporary Architecture”, are engaged in the exchange of ideas with leading masters of the world contemporary architecture and take part in different sections of the Triennial.

 

13.Exhibitions

13.1 IAA has an unique collection-exhibition "Leading Masters of World Contemporary Architecture" of colored photos of architectural works of: KURT ACKERMANN, AHMET VEFIK ALP, EMILIO AMBASZ, TADAO ANDO, PAUL ANDREU, ANDREY BOKOV,  RASEM BADRAN, DOUGLAS J. CARDINAL, ALBERTO CAMPO BAEZA, GUNTER BEHNISCH, HELGE BOFINGER, ORIOL BOHIGAS, GOTTFRIED BOHM, MARIO BOTTA, MARIO BRUNATI, SANTIAGO CALATRAVA, JEAN-MARIE CHARPENTIER, CHARLES CORREA, JUSTUS DAHINDEN, VAKHTANG DAVITAIA, SARA TOPELSON DE GRINBERG, TEODORO GONZALEZ DE LEON, BALKRISHNA DOSHI, PIERRE-ANDRE DUFETEL, RICHARD ENGLAND, ARTHUR ERICKSON, ADRIEN FAINSILBER, NORMAN FOSTER, MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS, VITTORIO GREGOTTI, NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW, DONALD HACKL, ZAHA HADID, SHIZUO HARADA, ANDREAS GOTTLIEB HEMPEL, HERMAN HERTZBERGER, STEVEN HOLL,  JAN HOOGSTAD, TOYO ITO, HELMUT JAHN, DOUGLAS CARDINAL, KIYONORI KIKUTAKE, KARLA KOWALSKI, VLADILEN KRASILNIKOV, ALEXANDER KUDRJAVTZEV, KISHO KUROKAWA, HENNING LARSEN, RICARDO LEGORRETA V., WU LIANGYONG, FUMIHIKO MAKI, IMRE MAKOVECZ, AL MANSFELD, RICHARD MEIER, LEONARD MOSCALEVICH, BENJAMIN MOUTON, HIROSHI NAITO, AGUSTIN HERNANDEZ NAVARRO, ANDREY NEKRASOV, MANFREDI NICOLETTI, FRANK O.GEHRY, JUHANI PALLASMAA, MARIO PAREDES, GUSTAV PEICHL, CESAR PELLI, FABIO PENTEADO, MIGUEL PEREIRA, RENZO PIANO, YURI PLATONOV, BART PRINCE, ANTOINE PREDOCK, RICHARD ROGERS, MOSHE SAFDIE, JEAN PIERRE SAINTENOIS, HARRY SEIDLER, ALVARO SIZA,  GEORGI STOILOV, VALENTIN STOLKO,PAOLO SOLERI, ROGER TAILLIBERT, CLORINDO TESTA, JIM TOROSSIAN, ERIC VAN EGERAAT, PEDRO RAMIREZ VAZQUEZ, JEAN-PAUL VIGUIER, R. RANDALL VOSBECK, KENNETH YEANG, ABRAHAM ZABLUDOVSKY, AYMERIC ZUBLENA). This exhibition has been presented till now in Istanbul, Skopje, Barcelona, Moscow, Sofia, Makhachkala, Astana, etc.

IAA has CD-s with photos of recent projects and architectural built works of many of IAA Academicians and Professors.

Every three years IAA Secretariat renews the panels.

13.2 Every three years IAA organizes significant international exhibitions-competitions of architectural projects and built works, of student` Diploma works, of  books and magazines on architecture ( during “Interarch-Sofia”);

 

14.  The IAA has created an International Club of Architects in purpose to organize seminars, workshops and conferences for its members from different countries of the world.

 

15. IAA President take active part in the UN General Conferences and Forums.

The IAA support and make propaganda of all UN, UNESCO, UNCHS (Habitat), UNEP and UNIDO programs, declarations and decisions.

 

16. IAA has two Honorary Prizes.

16.1. IAA “Annual Prize” for best architectural project or built work (realized during the previous year) .

IAA “Annual Prize” winners: 2001- Santiago Calatrava; 2002- Manfredi Nicoletti; 2003- Frank O`Gehry; 2004- Toyo Ito; 2005-Mario Botta; 2006- Jean Nouvel; 2007- Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon and Agustin Hernandez Navarro; 2008- Rem Koolhaas; 2009- Ricardo Legorreta; 2010- Daniel Libeskind; 2011- Richard England

 

16.2. IAA “Grand Prix- Crystal Globe” (every three years) for a substantial contribution toward the development of the world architectural ideas both on theoretical and practical level.

IAA “Grand Prix-Crystal Globe” winners: 1994- Pierre Vago; 1997- Norman Foster; 2000- Kiyonori Kikutake; 2003- Oscar Niemayer; 2006- Paul Andreu; 2009- Douglas Cardinal; 2012- Daniel Libeskind

 

With these two Prizes can be awarded IAA members only.

 

17.  IAA information activity:

The IAA distributes information through the IAA publications:

-          IAA Review which IAA stopped to publish in 2006.

-          IAA magazine World Architecture Masters – every two months  WAM presents the architectural achievements of one IAA member; Till now IAA has published WAM dedicated to: Massimiliano Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Erick van Egeraat, Manfredi Nicoeltti, Norman Foster, Mario Botta, Renzo Piano, Ricardo Legorreta, Toyo Ito, Georgi Stoilov, Paul Andreu, Dominique Perrault, Justus Dahinden, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, Yuri Platonov and Tadao Ando.

-          WAM magazine contains: News- information about IAA activity and the new remarkable architectural built works;

-          Publications of  guidelines and results of the international workshops and meetings.

-          The IAA Publishing Centre started issuing a series of monographs of IAA Academicians: Norman Foster, Frei Otto, Georgi Stoilov etc.

 

18. IAA Theoretical documents:

-  The main IAA theoretical document is: CHARTER HORIZON 2000 - SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD. It includes three IAA declarations: "Sustainable Architecture for a Sustainable World" /1994/; "Ecopolices-Settlements for Sustainable Development" /1996/ and "Declaration on Education in Architecture"/1997/;

-  IAA has approved "Agenda'21" /2000/;

- Declaration in connection with the tragedy of 11 September 2001;

-  Declaration “Globalization and Identity in Architecture” /2003/;

- Declaration “To save the suffering people of Haiti”;

- Declaration of  IAA.  Kusadasi (Turkey) Municipality and UNESCO Heritage Center on “Against the devastating effect of unplanned large scale rapid urbanization and urban sprawl over the past 40 years”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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