- Almeida Fernandes
in october, we celebrate architecture
The International Union of Architects (IUA) dedicated the month of October to “Architecture for well-being”, and there are different initiatives underway, such as two that the Ordem dos Arquitectos highlights.
World Architecture Day is celebrated on the first Monday in October, although it is common to celebrate architecture throughout the month.
World Habitat Day is also celebrated and, being together, they seek to highlight the built environment and its challenges, taking on a different theme with each new edition. This year, the International Union of Architects (IUA) dedicated the month of October to “Architecture for well-being”, and there are different initiatives underway, such as two that the Ordem dos Arquitectos highlights:
21 October | 6 PM
Exhibition “Nuno Teotónio Pereira - Do Sindicato à Ordem dos Arquitectos - Fui sempre um sócio activo”
On the associative path of one of the most important Portuguese architects of the 20th century, it is part of the celebrations of the World Day of Architecture and the Centenary of the Birth of Nuno Teotónio Pereira and opens on the 6th of October, in the gallery of the National Headquarters of OA and will be open to the public until the 25th of November.
Nuno Teotónio Pereira
27 October | 6 PM
Manuel Graça Dias Ordem dos Arquitectos Award
Assignment of OA Honorary Membership titles
But what is architecture for well-being? The topic is identified by the IUA in its commitment to use issue-based design to promote health in buildings and cities.
Knowing that the built environment has an impact on the health of the people who live in it, Design for health and well-being must be a fundamental component included in every project, for every practice and at any scale. The UIA went beyond architecture's role in improving our lives, protecting, developing and restoring health, examining how architects can best contribute to the physical, emotional, environmental, financial and social well-being of humanity, while have a positive impact on the environment. Sustainability, the use of local raw materials with special meaning for the local culture and the surrounding history are some of the key points that help us to understand how we can work an architecture for well-being.
We invite you to get to know some of our projects that follow these lines.