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    Architecture Congress Berlin

    by Christian Horn

    The World Congress of Architecture, in conjunction with the General Assembly of the International Union of Architects (UIA), took place in Berlin this summer. Organized by the UIA and its German section, the Association of German Architects (BDA), the conference centered on the theme of "Resource Architecture," referring both to technical issues of sustainability and to the cultural resources embodied in our architectural heritage.

    For industrial countries, with static or decreasing populations, the recycling of buildings and the animating of town centers seem to have become increasingly important. In contrast, the speakers from Asia, Africa, and South America are more concerned about the effects of rapid growth on their towns.

    At a closing press conference, Congress President Andreas Gottlieb Hempel said: "We wanted to offer the congress participants a great diversity in terms of content and presentation, and this has been a complete success. We aimed mainly for innovative, future-oriented contributions and projects by younger fellow architects as well as specialists in other disciplines."   >>>

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    The main hall of the International Congress Center in Berlin hosted the World Congress of Architecture in July 2002.
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