World Celebration Architect's Day
In fact, this holiday is not marked in red in our calendar, except that this calendar includes notes on all professional holidays and in principle is executed in red. If there are no jokes, the Day of the architect is the most professional holiday of the dedicated specialists, which is celebrated all over the world.
The history of the holiday "Architect's Day" originates from the day of the establishment of the International Union of Architects (ISA). The English name of this organization is the International Union of Architects (UIA), and it was founded as an international and non-governmental community immediately after the end of World War II. Today, its members are 124 national sections on architecture, including more than a million professional architects around the world.
So, the date of the foundation of the ISA - September 1946, location - London, UK. An international meeting of architects was held here, including delegates from the then friendly Soviet Union. Unanimously the members supported the decision to establish the "International Union", but officially the organization was registered in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1948.
The purpose of the association, and with it the Day of the Architect, was the creation of favorable conditions for the life of mankind, the enhancement of the functional quality of the artistic and technical qualities of buildings, monuments and monuments, and the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage. Every two years a general assembly is convened in Paris, and the President is also reelected, which, incidentally, in 1972, a delegate from the USSR, Georgy Orlov.
But back to the holiday: The architect's day appeared forty years later, the creation of the organization itself, in 1985. The date was also unanimously determined: the first Monday in July.
Already in 1986 in Barcelona, the International Union of Architects held its jubilee 20th General Assembly, within the framework of which a resolution was adopted to celebrate an event such as World Architect's Day. Moreover, the date was postponed to the first Monday of October - apparently, all did not arrange the time for vacations.
How do you celebrate this event? The official part is the annual gatherings and conferences of specialists in their field, where the results of the activity are reviewed, creative fruitful discussions are organized and global projects are proposed for the next year. In this case, each time a new theme is set for the holiday: for example, in 2013 the motto was a rather lengthy phrase "City-space of common use". How the wizard will react to the given format - we will see in a short time.
Summarizing, I would like to note that the International Day of the architect is not an unremarkable event: the role of architects in the history of mankind, development of progress and modern amenities is underestimated. From professionalism and the ability to prove their point of view, to put forward their project depends both on the cultural heritage, and on the security of the city and the country. This - one of the oldest arts, the development of which has not yet seen the limit.