Recommendation Concerning International Competitions in Architecture and Town Planning (1956)


The Recommendation, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO, establishes the principles by which international design competitions are to be conducted. It provides guidelines for announcing competitions, inviting competitors, exhibiting plans, and awarding prizes. The Recommendations also cover copyright concerns, the composition of juries, and assistance by the International Union of Architects. The Recommendation makes no direct reference to historic sites and their conservation.