This World Architecture Day, Design to Promote Health in Buildings | Architecture for Well-Being

Celebrated on the first Monday of October, this year today, World Architecture Day is a day of appreciation toward the works of architects and their great architectural works of brilliant designs, architectural engineering and innovation. Architecture is beyond just structures and buildings. It encompasses every aspect of human life. Architecture leaves a wide impact on human life and society. And the theme for this year, Architecture for Well-Being aims at celebrating architects’ commitments toward our society, ecosystem and cities. Learn more about this year’s theme on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).


In 1985, the International Union of Architects (UIA) established World Architecture Day to draw the public’s attention to issues which were concerning cities and habitats. This was then decided to coincide with the UN World Habitat Day, thereby declaring to celebrate World Architecture Day on the first Monday of October, the same as UN World Habitat Day.


In correspondence to 2022 being designated as the UIA Year of Design for Health, the theme for World Architecture Day 2022 is Architecture for Well-Being. This year’s theme has been chosen to reinforce the union's commitment to promoting health in buildings and cities through evidence-based design. “The idea was simple to celebrate World Architecture Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat,” informs UIA’s press statement. It further adds, “This World Architecture Day, we will go beyond the role of architecture in making our lives better, by protecting, developing and restoring health to examine how architects can better contribute to the physical, emotional, environmental, financial and social wellness of all humankind while having a positive impact on the environment.”

Additionally, the UIA will be hosting a webinar on how architecture can and should contribute to well-being on Monday, 03 October, 2022 at 14:00 (CET). The webinar will be moderated by Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic (Serbia) and will include a presentation by Thiago Herick de Sa, Department of the Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO).

Image credits: UIA



Post Your Comment

"Content that powers your Business. News that keeps you informed."

Surfaces Reporter is one of India's leading media in Print & Digital Telecast for News on Interiors & Architecture Projects, Products, Building Materials, and the Business of Design! Since 2011, it serves as a referral for designers & architects to know about inspiring projects and source new products. If you have a Product or Project worth publishing in Surfaces Reporter, please email us or you can also submit your project online.

Like Surfaces Reporter on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram | Subscribe to our magazine | Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter

A Rectangular Concrete Home with Windowless Facade in Japan by Cochi Architects

This house stands out for its bold design, a rectangular concrete structure carefully designed to fit the site. Its most notable feature is its windowless facade directly facing the main street.

Read more

Moon-Inspired House in Goa With A Curved Entrance and Local Slate Stone Facade | SAV Architecture + Design

The Moon House,designed by SAV Architecture + Design, nestled among three homes in Goa, India,draws its inspiration from the moons curves and textures. Its design merges the cozy feel of tropical living with the dynamic lines of modern architecture, creating a space that flows with nature.

Read more

India’s First Net-Zero Business Park Launched in Chennai by Morphogenesis | SR News Update

Located in Chennais IT hub, this innovative business park has received Indias first net-zero certification for energy, water, and waste management from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

Read more

Indira Gandhi International Airports Aerocity Set to Unveil Indias Largest Mall by 2027 | SR News Update

As part of the $2.5 billion Worldmark Aerocity project, which aims to establish Indias first aerotropolis, Aerocity at Indira Gandhi International Airport will unveil Indias largest mall by 2027.

Read more

This is alt