The occasion of the world Day of the architect
In fact, this holiday is not marked in red on our calendar, but this calendar includes notes about all professional holidays and, in principle, executed in red tones. If without jokes, the architect's Day – the most that neither is a professional holiday of narrowly focused specialists, which is celebrated all over the world.
The history of the holiday "Day of the architect" takes its origin from the day of establishment of the International Union of architects (IUA). The English name of this organization — International Union of Architects ( UIA ), and it was founded as an international non-governmental and community immediately after the Second world war. Today its membership comprises 124 national section on architecture, including more than a million professionals-architects around the world.
So, the date of the founding of MSA – September 1946, location – London, UK. Here took place the international meeting of architects, including was attended by delegates from friendly at the time of the Soviet Union. Members unanimously supported the decision on the establishment of the "International Union", but the official registration of the organization occurred in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1948.
The purpose of the Association, and with it the holiday "Day of the architect" was the creation of favorable conditions of human life, increase functional artistic and technical qualities of buildings, buildings, monuments, preservation of cultural and historical heritage. Every two years in Paris convened by the General Assembly and elected the President, which, by the way, in 1972 he became the delegate of the USSR Georgi Orlov.
But back to the feast: the Day the architect appeared forty years after the creation of the organization in 1985. The date was also determined unanimously: first Monday of July.
Already in 1986, in Barcelona, the international Union of architects held its jubilee 20-th General Assembly, which adopted a resolution on the celebration of such events as the world day of the architect. Moreover, the transfer date was held on the first Monday of October – apparently, all was not satisfied with vacation time.
How celebrate this event? The official part of the annual conventions and conferences of specialists in the industry, which reviewed the results of activities, get creative fruitful discussions and proposes global projects for next year. Each time celebration is the theme: for example, in 2013, the motto was the rather lengthy phrase "City-space sharing". How to react to the master in the specified format – ensure any time soon.
Summing up, we note that the international Day of architects – an event not so invisible: the role of architects in the history of mankind, the development and progress of modern amenities undervalued. The professionalism and ability to prove your point, nominate your project depends on both cultural heritage and the safety of the city, the country. This is one of the oldest arts, part of the development which has not yet seen the limit.