World Architecture Day is held annually on the first Monday of October and represents the love of architecture. Unfortunately, we have stopped noticing the beauty around us – look around the next time you step outside. There are so many beautiful buildings around! And behind every work is the architect who designed the building. Stay with us and find out how to celebrate the holiday.
The holiday was founded in 1985 at the request of the International Union of Architects. The idea spread to all countries – people wanted to honor the specialists who changed the world with their work. The date may be celebrated in each area at different times.
The first architectural era known to the world arose during the Neolithic period. The structures of that time are interesting and unusual for modern people. Dwellings were built separately, often had rectangular shapes, were created from stone, clay, reed. The most recognizable creation is Stonehenge (England, Wiltshire). Then antiquity appeared, ancient Egyptian architecture… The history of its origin is amazing, we advise you to read more about it!
In the 21st century, postmodernism has received real recognition. This is a real complex of directions that combines a common worldview basis. Vivid examples are the Disney building, the Dancing House. It is noted that the direction will dominate for many years to come.
5 interesting points:
- The ancient Incas considered bridges sacred. A death sentence awaited all who tried to break them.
- The construction of the Empire State Building in New York involved more than 10 million bricks.
- The main component used for home in Nepal is cow dung.
- The Egyptian pyramid of Cheops is capable of covering a dozen football fields.
- The mosque in Djenne is the largest clay building on the planet.
How to celebrate
Find out about the events taking place in your city and be sure to visit them! Visit iconic architectural structures, learn about their history – it is best to hire a guide for the tour. Post photos on social media and test your friends knowledge of the places.
When is World Architecture Day celebrated in 2022?
World Architecture Day is observed on the first Monday in October each year.