On February 27, a special video conference of the mid-term council of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) was held . Xiu Long, board chairman of the Architectural Society of China (ASC), supervisor Zhang Baiping and Wang Xiaojing, assistant secretary-general and director of the ASC international department, attended the meeting.
The mid-term council heard the annual reports delivered by board chairmen of member societies and the activity plan of 2021 as reported by the Professional Committee of ARCASIA and announced the official affairs of ARCASIA.
As board chairman of a member society of ARCASIA, Xiu Long introduced the key works of ASC in the past year. Professor Wu Jiang, the convener of the 19th Asian Congress of Architects and chairman of the C region of the ASC, briefed the board chairmen of member societies on preparations for the 19th Asian Congress of Architects. He also introduced the progress of the construction of the website of the official English magazine Architecture Asia and reported its two latest special issues and publication schedule for 2021.
The Asian Congress of Architects is a biennial gala for Asian architects organized by ARCASIA. It provides Asian architects with an opportunity to exchange architectural ideas, participate in cultural activities and enhance friendship. During the Asian Congress of Architects, it will hold a number of conferences and seminars focusing on architectural topics. In 2018, ASC submitted an application to hold the 19th Asian Congress of Architects to the executive committee of ARCASIA, which was approved.
The 19th Asian Congress of Architects will be held in Shanghai from October 29 to November 2. The congress will be held both on and offline. Detailed information will be continuously released. It is expected to gain attention and support from architectural technology workers and people from all circles.