The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) launches its second edition

Young Talent Architecture Award

Schools registration is now open

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo © Alice Hiley – Cardiff University

– YTAA 2018 will grant more awards: 4 Winners among
12 Finalists;
– Schools can start selecting Graduation projects
presented by students between August 1st, 2016 and
December 31st, 2017;
– To stimulate the competitiveness and quality of
European architecture education, schools from two guest
countries will be invited to participate in YTAA 2018: China
and South Korea.

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo © Alisa Silanteva –
Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) launches its second edition supporting the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects. YTAA is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, and World-Architects as Founding Partner.

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo ©Andrea Migotto –
Delft University of Technology

By bringing together the most talented graduated architects and some of the best architecture firms and institutions in Europe, the Winners of the YTAA will have the opportunity to develop comprehensive strategies enhancing synergies and complementarities with the firms and institutions of their choice.

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo © Anna Chatzimichali – Technical University of Crete

YTAA 2018 wants to open up its scope and generate a stronger debate by increasing its geographical span and the number of finalists and winners. This second edition entails the consolidation of the Award, higher participation is therefore expected. YTAA will reflect the reality and complexity of education throughout its process.

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo © Gerard Bartomeu – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech

This is why the number of designs that each school can nominate is in accordance with its total number of enrolled students. A group of shortlisted works will be selected in order to illustrate different ways of working, designing and communicating. Four winners, one more than the first edition, will be chosen by an international Jury from a list of twelve finalists.

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo © Maridia Kafetzopoulou –
Architectural Association School of Architecture

All nominated designs will be published online and will become part of the YTAA Archive as a recognition to their authors and the Schools. The four Winners will be supported in the creation of a network with the architects and critics involved in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and the Future Architecture Platform.

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo © Michael Stuenzi –
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

They will also receive 5.000€ each, a profile in World Architects and furniture from USM. The results of YTAA 2018 will be presented in a traveling exhibition that will start its journey in Venice, at the 2018 Architecture Biennale. Source and photos Courtesy of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA).

Young Talent Architecture Award
Photo Courtesy of Young Talent Architecture Award

YTAA Calendar 2018
2017 November Open call for school’s registrations
2018 February Deadline for school’s submissions
March Jury announcement
Deadline for student’s submissions
April Shortlist announcement
May Finalists announcement
Exhibition Opening at Architecture Biennale 2018, Venice
June Winners announcement
September Award ceremony at Architecture Biennale 2018, Venice

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