Announcement of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 finalists

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018

Photo © Gioia Lago, Anita Parolin. Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

We are very happy to share with you that the exhibition “Young Talent Architecture Award. YTAA 2018”, inaugurated last Thursday 24th May at Palazzo Mora, will remain open to the public until 25th November 2018 as Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

Photo © Gioia Lago, Anita Parolin. Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

YTAA is organised 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.

Photo © Gioia Lago, Anita Parolin. Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

This year, YTAA has merged with the European Medal for the best diploma project and is organised in partnership with the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE); World Archite cts is a founding partner; the European Cultural Centre is a partner in Venice; and the award is sponsored by Jung and Jansen; with the support of USM.

Photo © Gioia Lago, Anita Parolin. Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The 12 finalist projects competing to win the YTAA 2018
YTAA 2018 received 334 Graduation Projects submissions from 118 Schools from all over Europe as well as from China and Korea, which participated as guest countries this year.

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
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The jury based its decisions on the following criteria : quality of the topics, process of exploration, resolution, techniques used to represent the project as a whole, considering the aspects that could define excellence in each project such as originality, complexity, coherence, exploration and research, rigorousness and resolution, independent and critical thinking, study of emerging fields and engagement.

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The jury highlighted the rigour of the research, the quality of the designs and the extraordinary skills used in the graphic presentations of the shortlisted works. It also drew special attention to the two graduation projects that have consisted in the construction of the designs, a model that could be more present in the forthcoming years.

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
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85% of the projects that the jury shortlisted cope with topics in the author’s local environment and they all reveal the personality of each author and the way that each of them understands the aims of architecture.

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
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The YTAA Awards Ceremony will take place on September 20, 2018 in Venice, together with a debate in which the theme of La Biennale di Venezia “Freespace”, the main topics of the “European Year of Cultural Heritage” organised by the European Commission and the YTAA works will be discussed by the YTAA winners, the jury members, the Future Architecture platform participants and other guests.

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
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YTAA Winners are 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. To support its professional development, Europe’s youngest architecture talent is granted:

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
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  • a diploma
  • 5.000€ each
  • a profile in World-Architects.com
  • visibility through the YTAA 2018 exhibition
  • USM furniture to design their work space
Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
Photo © Gioia Lago, Anita Parolin. Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Each Winner is asked to define a YTAA Plan of Action, which is prepared on reception of the Award, and to deliver a YTAA Final Report outlining the experience twelve months later. Source and photos Courtesa of Young Talent Architecture Award 2018.

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