10 Architecture Events not to be Missed in 2023

From the Venice Biennale to AIA Conference in San Francisco, Archilovers' guide with all the most crucial architecture upcoming events around the world

by Archilovers
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2023 has just kicked off, and if you are addicted to everything regarding the architecture and design field, you need to be aware of the following exciting events worldwide.


They are great opportunities to take a sneak peek at tomorrow's trends and share ideas and experiences with others interested in the same industry.

So, get your smartphone ready to mark the following dates on your calendar:




Italy: Venice Architecture Biennale
May 20 — November 26, 2023

story image© Biennale di Venezia. Roberto Cicutto – President of Biennale di Venezia and Curator Lesley Lokko.



The Biennale Architettura 2023 will be held from Saturday 20 May to Sunday 26 November (pre-opening 18 and 19 May), curated by academic, educator and best-selling novelist Lesley Lokko, who has commented: “Architects have a unique opportunity to put forward ambitious and creative ideas that help us imagine a more equitable and optimistic future in common”.



Italy: Salone del Mobile.Milano
April 18—23, 2023

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The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.


The most important changes in the upcoming edition are the single floor layout that simplifies, improves and enhances the visitor experience; the new layout for Euroluce, designed by Lombardini22 studio with an innovative loop itinerary; and the fact the cultural component of the fair will move from the traditional event in the city to the spaces of the lighting biennial.




United Kingdom: London Festival of Architecture
June 1—30, 2023

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The London Festival of Architecture is a month-long celebration of architecture and city-making every June across London.

The Festival's mission is to open up discussions around architecture, test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent.

The events occur in seven areas of London: Barnet, Brixton, the City of London, Clerkenwell and Holborn, Penge and Palace, South Westminster and the Royal Docks. The 2023 Festival Theme is 'In Common'.




Denmark: Copenhagen Architecture Festival
June 1—11, 2023


Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the next edition of the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) will be titled Life Form featuring 3 physical exhibitions at the Art Hub Copenhagen and a series of digital initiatives. Regenerative design, bio-inclusive biomimetics, symbiotic co-creation, architectural asceticism, and do-ocracy are the main concepts of this edition.



Denmark: UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen
July 2—6, 2023

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The World Congress aims to make architecture a central tool in achieving the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 is an opportunity to meet and engage with some of the most influential and innovative profiles in the built environment.

The programme is still a work in progress. The estimated 250 – 300 paper presentations have yet to be scheduled.



United States: AIA Conference on Architecture 2023
June 7—10, 2023

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates the largest annual architecture conference in the United States. After a 2022 edition hosted in Chicago, the next edition has already been confirmed to be held in San Francisco from 7 to 10 June 2023.



United States: Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB 5)
September 2023

story imageFounders, 2019 Photo by Eric Perez.


The Chicago-based collective Floating Museum will take the helm as the artistic team of CAB 5, the fifth edition of North America’s leading architecture and design exhibition, opening September of 2023.


Co-directed by Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Faheem Majeed, Andrew Schachman, and avery r. young, Floating Museum is a collective of artists, designers, poets, and educators focused on building connections between art, community, architecture, and public institutions. Under Floating Museum’s artistic direction, the Biennial will continue to push its exhibition and program model to prioritize presenting innovative ideas that imagine and shape the future of architecture and design.



Peru: Lima International Architecture Biennial (BIALIMA 2023)
August 2023

story imageUniversity Campus UTEC Lima, Grafton Architects. © Iwan Baan


The second edition of the Lima International Architectural Biennial or BIALIMA is a celebration of the growth in South American architecture.

It has recently been announced that BIALIMA 2023 curators will be 51-1 Arquitectos cofounders Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de Rivero, and César Becerra.




South Korea: Seoul Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (SBAU 2023)
September 1 — October 29, 2023

story imageSBAU 2023 Director_Byoung Soo Cho. Courtesy © SBAU



The City of Seoul, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, held the first SBAU in 2017 in an effort to regain its status as a human-centered eco-friendly city and deal with a variety of issues derived from the rapid urban growth on the theme of urban architecture.


The fourth biennale, SBAU 2023, will continue the discussion from the past biennales — City of Commons, Collective City, and Resilient City — with its focus on Land Urbanism and Seoul.




United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Architecture Triennial (SAT)
November 2023

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Sharjah Architecture Triennial decided in its inaugural edition in 2018 to establish itself as an international platform that brings together the architecture of West Asia, South Asia, and Africa.

The title of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2023 is 'The Beauty of Impermanence: An Architecture of Adaptability'.
Curated by Tosin Oshinowo, this edition will explore links between scarcity, creativity and design.



Cover: Arsenale, Venice