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HKIA World Architecture Day & Resilient Design Month 2023

HKIA World Architecture Day & Architecture for Resilient Communities 2023

World Architecture Day 2023 Theme: Architecture for Resilient Communities

Created by the UIA in 1985, World Architecture Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October in parallel with the United Nations’ (UN) World Habitat Day. The theme of the 2023 World Habitat Day is “Resilient urban economies: cities as drivers of growth and recovery”. With this theme, the UIA seeks to place particular emphasis on the capacity and responsibility of architecture to create viable community life and open an international discussion on the relationship between urban and rural areas in all countries.

HKIA invites our communities to continue the discussion on this topic and encourage territorial and urban planning concepts and policies that enable architects to develop innovative solutions and design viable buildings and public spaces for resilient communities, aiming to “humanise” all types of urbanisation, respect cultural heritage and restore the relation to nature and biodiversity.

Co-organised by HKIA Board of External Affairs and Hong Kong Architecture Centre (HKAC), a series of events will be held in October 2023:

For enquiries, please contact HKIA Secretariat at 2511 6323, or email to

Opening and Sharing 
Date: 2 October 2023 (Monday, World Architecture Day)
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Laundry Steps, Central Police Station, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese (supplemented with English)
HKIA CPD Hours: 4hrs
Free of Charge
Registration: (deadline: 29 Sep 2023 12nn)

Brief Rundown:
2:00pm-3:00pm Opening Ceremony and HKIA SDG Book Launch
3:00pm-3:40pm HKIA SDG Book Project Sharing
3:50pm-4:30pm HKIA UIA Congress 2023 Sharing Session 1
4:35pm-5:35pm HKIA UIA Congress 2023 Sharing Session 2
5:35pm-5:40pm Promotion of AEA Webinar for Resilient City Design
5:40pm-6:00pm Q&A

Recap of Event

ARCASIA Emergency Architects Hong Kong Forum 2023 (Details)
Topic: Resilient City
Date: 12 Oct 2023 (Thur)
Time: 7:00pm HKT
Language: Cantonese (Supplemented with English)
Format: Hybrid
Venue:  HKIA Premises, 19/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (with Live broadcast on Zoom)


Webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resiliency (Details)
Date: 13 October 2023 (Friday)
Time: 8pm-10pm HKT
Format: Online
Language: English


HKIA World Architecture Day 2023 - Open House (Details)
Date: 13 Oct 2023 (Fri)
Time and Venue:
2:00pm-6:30pm - (in tour) NIL Studio Ltd 原建築設計事務所有限公司,
                                          LAAB Architects . Artists . Designers . Makers Ltd 實現室有限公司,
                                          One Bite Design Studio Ltd 一口設計工作室有限公司,
                                          Matter Ltd 開物設計有限公司

4:00pm-6:00pm              - PGBC Members (TBC) 環保建築專業議會會員 (待定)
4:00pm-5:00pm &           - LWK + PARTNERS (HK) Ltd 梁黃顧建築師(香港)事務所有限公司
4:30pm-6:30pm              - CAN Design Ltd
4:30pm-6:30pm              - ARTA Architects Ltd

Registration (Extended Deadline: 11 Oct 2023 12nn)

Signature Architectual Visits (Details)
Date: 14,15,21 Oct 2023 (Sat/Sun)
Venue: Mulitple locations

Registration (Deadline: 11 Oct)