Prof. Shim, Woo-Gab
President of AIK
Prof. Kim, Sang-Dae
Chairman of Organizing Committee
The Sixth International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA) will be
held at Daegu, Korea in October, 2006. Since its commencement in 1996, the scholars
and professionals of architecture not only from Korea, China and Japan but also from the
other parts of Asia have convened and shared their experiences and knowledge for betterment
of architecture in this region and beyond.
The new century has brought out a great deal of challenges in the field of architecture
against the global and local industrialization coupled with rapid technological development.
The immoderate development and anti-environmental design are now making us to go
over the past and to set up the new values in architecture.
It is in this context that we are to gather at this symposium and to bring forth a new paradigm
for this century. The symposium theme, "A+T, Neo-Value in Asian Architecture" presents
significant issues which would relate advanced technologies to environmentallysound
architecture in Asia. With escalating demands for the co-existence of the nature
and the built environment, we do not have any choice but to research on status quo in an
interdisciplinary way and to create a new world in which culture, tradition and human
It is our hope that, with this renewed awareness of the changing tide of the world and
through faithful friendship among the Asian communities, we can continuously make significant
advancement towards the brighter future. The ISAIA Symposium will provide not
only a valuable academic exchanging opportunity, but also, and more importantly, a gathering
moment to share the same goal in mind. Also, this event will, in no doubt, promote
the unity and cooperation of Asian architects and scholars.
Seven categorized Academic Sessions and four Special Sessions regarding specific issues
such as sustainable environment, super-tall buildings, urban rehabilitation and Asian
architectural theory are all tailored to welcome respectable scholars, professionals and
stakeholders. I believe this symposium will be beneficial for promoting academic
exchanges and for deepening the friendship among the participants as well.
Following the Third Symposium at Jeju island in 2000, the Architectural Institute of Korea
again hosts the Sixth Symposium at Daegu, one of the fast developing cities in Korea. Your
participation and contribution are needed more than ever to recognize our common goals
and to meet the challenges of Asian architecture.