Member Sections & Working Bodies

We want to hear from you! Share projects and information relating to architects’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic at uia@uia-architectes.org.

Member Sections & Working Bodies

We want to hear from you! Share projects and information relating to architects’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic at uia@uia-architectes.org.

Ordem de Arquitectos de Angola

  • Public Health Emergency Services: in response to WHO’s calls to African Governments to prepare for the worst scenario, the Order of Architects of Angola oriented its members to participate in training sessions available on the World Health Organisation platform (e.g. Severe Acute Respiratory Infection – SARI. Treatment Facility Design) for improving existing healthcare facilities or adapt other facilities to emergency situations.
  • How this pandemic is affecting architectural practice: OA is creating working groups to analyse the current situation, contribute to a model to refinance the economy and support the Government in the post-COVID-19 phase. It will also examine the adequacy of existing facilities and public services in containing and combating COVID-19.

Colegio de Arquitectos de Honduras

  • Technical committee to help the country select sites for adaptation to COVID-19 treatment centres, e.g. the Government Civic Center (GCC), evaluated by the committee early April 2020.
  • 50 free publications provided for online reading  (request link).
  • Guidelines on architectural response to COVID-19: designing spaces for infection control.

Institute of Architects of Bangladesh – IAB

Architectural Society of China – ASC

ASC site includes Fight Against the Epidemic as well as interviews:

Guidelines for office buildings in response to coronavirus

The ASC notes the collaborative project organised by China Construction Technology Group in Ethiopia to “create a good production and living environment for the Ethiopian people.”

ASC appreciates the support of the international community, notably UIA President Thomas Vonier and UIA Honourary President Vassilis Sgoutas