UNESCO Announces Rio de Janeiro as the First ‘World Capital of Architecture’

Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to host the 27th World Congress of Architects in 2020, an event that will for the first time give the host city the title of 'World Capital of Architecture,' with Rio beating the cities of Paris, France, and Melbourne, Australia.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past Friday, January 18th, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, along with the President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Thomas Vonier, and the Municipal Secretary of the City of Rio for Urbanism, Verena Vicentini Andreatta, announced that Rio de Janeiro will be the first ‘World Capital of Architecture’ for 2020.

The event is scheduled to be held between July 19th and July 26th 2020, with an estimated 25,000 people coming to the city to attend the congress and surrounding events.

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