Welcome to UIA2014 in Durban

On the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s re-birth, the UIA Congress will celebrate the African profession as a meaningful contributor to world architecture, city development and thought leadership. The congress also serves to acknowledge the continent’s contribution to the evolution of architecture globally.

Architects, engineers, designers, technologists, planners, thinkers and writers from all over the world will gather with the public, for a week of lively and challenging talks, workshops, events and happenings.

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About the Durban ICC

The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world and has the largest area of column-free, flat-floor, multi-purpose space in Africa. The ICC has been named Africa's Leading Conference Centre for the past 10 years by the World Travel Award and has been voted among the top 20 conference centres in the world by the AIPC.

The Durban ICC is fully air-conditioned and comprises six convention halls. Halls 1-3 are classic convention and meetings spaces, whilst halls 4-6 double as convention and meeting spaces. The flat floor space of the ICC Arena can accommodate up to 10 000 spectators.

  • Wi-fi
  • Banking and foreign exchange facilities
  • Medical services
  • Stationery and postal services

About the Trade Exhibition Venue

The UIA2014 Durban Trade Exhibition will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) which is situated opposite the International Convention Centre Durban. It is a multi-purpose exhibition, function and conference centre. Two large halls offer a combined space of 9600m² while several smaller halls, luxury suites and catering facilities are also available. The DEC also features 20 000m² of plazas and gardens which are suitable for outdoor events and conference parking.


Durban ICC

UIA Congress

3 - 7 August