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Happy World Architecture Day!

Happy World Architecture Day!

Created by the Union International des Architects (UIA) in 2005, World Architecture Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October with the aim of reminding the world about the collective responsibility of architects in designing our future cities and settlements.

This year, the UIA has selected “Architecture, Building, Climate” as the theme of the day, seeking to highlight the essential role that architecture, design and urbanism have in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. With international climate treaty negotiations set to happen later this year, the “UIA members, working bodies and partners will mobilize on 5 October to promote actions and solutions that apply the enormous power of architecture and urban design in coping with global climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our time.”

Through small actions architects can collectively make a big difference and create significant changes. To celebrate World Architecture Day, we have rounded up a selection of projects that have taken steps towards the challenge of protecting our environment.

California Academy of Sciences / Renzo Piano

©  Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

Baños Safe Haven / TYIN Tegnestue

©  Pasi Alto
© Pasi Alto

House in Travessa de Patrocinio / Madalena Rebelo de Andrade + Raquel Jorge + Carlos Ruas& Tiago Moniz

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

ZEB Pilot House - Pilot Project / Snøhetta

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

©  Pasi Alto
© Pasi Alto

Women’s Opportunity Center / Sharon Davis Design

©  Elizabeth Felicella
© Elizabeth Felicella

Bioclimatic Prototype of a Host and Nectar Garden Building / HUSOS

Courtesy of  Husos
Courtesy of Husos

School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos

Courtesy of  Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
Courtesy of Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

Makoko Floating School / NLE Architects

via Gizmag
via Gizmag

Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA

© Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge / Nicholas Plewman Architects in Association with Michaelis Boyd Associates

© Dook
© Dook

New Artist Residency In Senegal / Toshiko Mori

Happy World Architecture Day!, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Endesa Pavilion / MARGEN-LAB

©  Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

RE:BUILD / Pilosio Building Peace + Cameron Sinclair & Pouya Khazaeli

Courtesy of  Pilosio Building Peace
Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace

ASU Health Service / Lake Flato Architects

© Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Happy World Architecture Day!" [¡Feliz Día Mundial de la Arquitectura!] 05 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884