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15-19 November 2024

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UIA - Union Internationale des Architectes (International Union of Architects) is a federation of national professional organisations working to unify architects, influence public policies and advance architecture in service to the needs of society, founded in 1948 and based in Paris.

Kuala Lumpur as the host city for UIA International Forum 2024 will bring forward issues faced by many emerging economies and growing cities, and placing itself as a case study in achieving the balance of a diverse city and how to achieve a city for humanity and sustainable growth. Kuala Lumpur offers its rich and diverse architecture, multi-ethnicity culture and awe-gasping charm that make the city truly Asia. The city will welcome you with its vibrancy to explore the day and night of its hidden gems.

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UIA2024KL International Forum theme is DIVERSECITY - an encapsulation of two words; diverse and city. Taking Kuala Lumpur as a starting point, as a multicultural Asian city through the lens of Cultural Identity, the Forum will look for an updated understanding on the notion of Cultural Identity which gained visibility and expression with the advent of modernism and the initiation of a globalised culture of architectural communication in the twentieth century.


The objectives of the UIA 2024 International Forum Kuala Lumpur is to provide opportunities for the public, architects, urban planners and policy makers to participate in a series of enriching programmes invigorating discussion on culture, heritage, sustainability, equity and ecology to achieve humanity and sustainable growth. The theme for UIA 2024 Forum is DIVERSECITY for Humanity and Sustainable Growth.

This is in panning a global collective dialogue of the forum delegates, to question, discourse and propose ideas on questions of what is the evolving architects’ role in today’s economy, environmental, social movement, thinking and awareness of architecture, design and urbanism.

The UIA2024KL Forum also intends to reflect on Cultural Identity as a deep text of architectural thought, and how it reflects into the city’s diversity and aims at finding new definitions of Cultural Identity in a period when architecture and cities are faced with new environmental, climate, social and economic challenges threatening social coherence, and trends are progressively dictated by mega business, Artificial Intelligence and new global models of business.


Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)


Wang Shu

Amateur Architecture Studio 


Prof. Carlos Moreno

Paris Sorbonne University


Seah Chee Huang

DP Architects


Laurence Loh

Arkitek LLA


Norliza Hashim

Urbanice Malaysia 


Karl Fender

Fender Katsalidis (Aust) Pty Ltd


Lu Wenyu

Amateur Architecture Studio 


Roland Schinzer

Foster + Partners


Đoàn Thanh Ha

H&P Architects


Omar Degan

DO Architecture Group


Natalie Mossin

Royal Danish Academy


Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban Architects


Muwiya Oki

Royal Institute of British Architects


Nadia Habash

Eng. Association - Jerusalem Centre


Serina Hijjas

Hijjas Kasturi Associates


Tan Loke Mun

DTLM Design Group


Mariam Kamara

Atelier Masomi


Lee Polisano

PLP Architecture


Salma Samar Damluji

Earth Architecture Lab


Ken Yeang

TR Hamzah Yeang 


Dr. Michal Mlynar

UN Habitat


Elizabeth Cardosa

H&C Heritage Services SB

Anchor 1


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre as Convention and Expo venue is a state-of-the-art, award-winning world-class venue. Located within the Central Business District (CBD) of Kuala Lumpur City Centre with proximity to top hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, underground rail link that shares an access to the KLCC park designed by Karl Burle Marx. It has a perfect view of the world renowned Petronas Twin Towers.


It is connected to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport via the KLIA Express Train and a transfer to the LRT line at the main transport transit station - KL Sentral Station, less than an hour.

0830 - 0900 opening presentation

0900 - 0915 welcome speech 1 

0915 - 0930 opening speech

0930 - 1015 Keynote 1

1015 - 1045 Paper D1S1

1045 - 1115 Paper D1S2

1115 - 1145 Paper D1S3

1145 - 1230 Panel Discussion D1S4

1230 - 1430 Lunch Break

1430 - 1515 Keynote 2

1515 - 1545 Paper D1S5

1545 - 1615 Paper D1S6

1615 - 1645 Paper D1S7

1645 - 1715 Panel Discussion D1S8

0830 - 0900 opening presentation

0900 - 0915 welcome speech 2

0915 - 1015 Keynote 3

1015 - 1045 Paper D2S1

1045 - 1115 Paper D2S2

1115 - 1145 Paper D2S3

1145 - 1230 Panel Discussion D2S4

1230 - 1430 Lunch Break

1400 - 1500 Parallel Session D2S5 

                    Parallel Session D2S6

                    Parallel Session D2S7

1515 - 1615 Parallel Session D2S8

                    Parallel Session D2S9 

                    Parallel Session D2S10

1630 - 1730 Parallel Session D2S11

                    Parallel Session D2S12

                    Parallel Session D2S13

0830 - 0900 opening presentation

0900 - 0915 welcome speech 3

0915 - 1015 Keynote 4

1015 - 1045 Paper D3S1

1045 - 1115 Paper D3S2

1115 - 1145 Paper D3S3

1145 - 1230 Panel Discussion D3S4

1230 - 1400 Lunch Break

1400 - 1500 Parallel Session D3S5 

                    Parallel Session D3S6

                    Parallel Session D3S7

1515 - 1615 Parallel Session D3S8

                    Parallel Session D3S9 

                    Parallel Session D3S10

1630 - 1730 Closing Session D3S11

Get your ticket here

UIA2024KL International Forum ticket standard price is USD450++ before 14 November 2024. On site registration price will be USD600++ from 14 November 2024.

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This is an exclusive edition of ARCHIDEX exhibition to be held during the UIA2024KL International Forum Kuala Lumpur on 15 – 17 November 2024 at KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.​

UIA member sections, architects, designers, urban planners, building professionals and building products manufacturers are invited to participate in this exhibition. This exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to elevate their brand's international profile. It's a chance to present their works to a global audience, forge new partnerships, and stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving field.


As we look forward to ARCHIDEX @ UIA 2024, the anticipation builds for what is set to be an inspiring and transformative experience for the architectural community. Whether you're looking to gain new knowledge, showcase your innovations, or connect with like-minded professionals, this event is poised to be an essential destination for anyone passionate about the future of diverse architecture.


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Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia
Malaysian Institutes of Architects

PAM Centre

99L Jalan Tandok, Bangsar,

59100 Kuala Lumpur


Tel: +603-22022866

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