The diverse and multi-layered nature of Durban will guide the UIA 2014 congress as a living laboratory of OTHERwhere celebrated as an antidote to the sameness of globalization, as diversity, allowing differences to coexist and to inform each other. UIA 2014 will explore space, place and associated meaning, acknowledging architecture as a major force that may be harnessed towards a better life for all.
The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. The facility boasts the largest area of column free, flat floor, multi-purpose space in Africa coupled with state of the art technology. As well as being named Africa's Leading Conference Centre for the 10th year by the World Travel Awards, the ICC Durban has been voted amongst the top 20 conference centres in the world by the AIPC.