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Publications and Events


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Mexico: Exhibition of Architecture, 1-12 July 1991

"The Education of Man through his Architecture" was the second architectural exhibition presented by UNESCO's Educational Sector in Paris. The complete exhibit entitled "Arquitectura Mexico" was prepared by the Mexican Institute of Architects, the Mexican Ministry of Urban Development and Ecology, and the Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM, Mexico's Autonomous National University. Originally, the exhibition consisted of 200 posters out of which 60 were selected for the display at UNESCO Headquarters to illustrate how architecture interrelates educationally with society in the past and present, in the present, in terms of spatial, volumetric and functional aspects of today's architecture and, in the past, through understanding of the past, which again contributes to the new contemporary architectural forms, expression of an enriched awareness.


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Cyclone resistant school buildings for Bangladesh:

UNESCO Bangkok and the Bangladesh Ministry of Education have long worked together on the problem of mitigating the effects of natural disasters on education. This document summarizes the results of four in-country training courses on how to design schools to resist the strong winds that are so prevalent in the country.

The training was conducted by Kevin J. Macks, architect from Australia, who is a specialist in this field, under UNESCO's Educational Buildings Programme, with emphasis on making schools safe from damage by natural disasters.


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We welcome relevant information from readers about recent and forthcoming publications as well as news and events which will go into this news and events section.

Industrial Architecture Competition 1991:

The BMW Foundat with the French Ministry of Equipment, Housing, Transport and Spaces and UNESCO with FIDEPS (International Association for the Promotion of Physical and Cultural Activities, ASC), organized an architecture competition for students of French architecture schools. The students were asked to present a concept for a low cost multipurpose sport facility for Third World countries. The first prize went to a design which proposed to solve the large span with a cable structure with roofing made of textile, for a Sahelian-zone sports hall, by Frric Agnesa, Humbert David and Pierre Rotival from the Ecole d'architecture de Lyon. The jury gave the second prize to a mud-brick sports complex for Niamey, Niger, submitted by students of the Ecole d'architecture de Versailles and the third prize to the students of the Ecole d'architecture de Paris-Belleville.

Prof. Anton Schweighofer, Architect, Vienna, Austria: Exhibition, 3-12 April, l991

The first architecture exhibition presented by UNESC'O's Education Sector in Paris showed the work of Prof. Anton Schweighofer, who has been Professor of Building and Design at the Technical University Vienna since 1977. His work includes a variety of different types of buildings, many of them directly related to education: kindergartens, schools, universities, institutions for the handicapped, orphanage, houses for nurses, etc. His Children's Villages in India and the "Children's City" in Vienna are of particular relevance. The Exhibition was o rganized by the Educational Architecture Unit in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Austria to UNESCO.

UIA Meeting, Stockholm: 27-31 August 1991:

The International Union of Architects, Group "Educational and Cultural Spaces", met in Stockholm to discuss "Interior Design in School and Cultural Buildings under the following aspects:

- The overall impression of interior design and its influence on education;

- School fumiture, such as desks, chairs, cupboards, blackboards and equipment, especially regarding function, ergonomics, aesthetics, material, surface layer, coloring;

- Durability and life cycle of interior fittings related to the demand for renewal, economy and maintenance;

- Module co-ordination standardization and flexibility of interior fittings;

- Interior design for refurbishment of school buildings.