Paris, 25 February 2022 – The Union of International Architects (UIA), working in partnership with UN-Habitat, has announced the results of the first stage of the inaugural edition of the UIA 2030 Award, which recognises the work of architects contributing to the delivery of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.

The biennial award is synchronised with the World Urban Forum to showcase works from architects around the world for built projects demonstrating design quality and making significant contributions towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The jury met virtually on 8 February and selected 43 projects from six categories. For the names of the awardees and their categories, click here.

Jury Chair, Peter Oborn, commented, “Jury members were impressed by both the diversity and quality of submissions, which demonstrate the many different ways in which the work of architects from around the world is contributing to this important global agenda.”

The Regional Finalists will now proceed to Stage 2, during which they must submit a 2-3 minute video of their project to show its use, function, and context relevant to the specific SDG category for which they were judged.

A trophy will be presented to one winner in each of the six categories at the end of Stage 2; other contestants will receive commendations. Announcement of the award winners will be made at a ceremony at the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland, in June 2022.