Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 open call

The 2020 edition of YTAA has been presented on the occasion of « Perspectives: Young Architects’ Forum » organised by the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) Barcelona as part of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award (EU Mies Award).

YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in collaboration with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); World Architects as founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; the sponsorship of Jung, Jansen and Regent; and the support of USM.

YTAA recognises the talent of recently graduated architects, urbanists and landscape architects, and facilitates their interaction with the sector’s main stakeholders in Europe, providing the opportunity to develop synergies and complementarities with the architecture offices and institutions of their choice.YTAA 2020 is open for graduation projects presented by students between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2019 by students from schools throughout Europe and, in order to promote global exchange, it also includes schools from a selected number of other countries. For the YTAA 2020 edition the guest countries will be Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

YTAA encourages exchange between Schools and seeks to improve the skills of architects from the beginning of their professional careers while also learning about the differences and similarities in the teaching of architecture worldwide. To analyse and discuss the projects designed by these recently graduated architects, the following jury has been invited:Martine de Maeseneer→ Vicedean international affairs faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven, Brussels (Chairwoman)
Oleg Drozdov→ drozdov&partners and co-founder of the Kharkiv School of Architecture, Kharkiv
Juliet Leach→ Head of Marketing, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
Rosario Talevi→ Curator Making Futures Bauhaus+ and Associate Researcher Universität der Künste, Berlin
Bet Capdeferro→ bosch.capdeferro architecture, Girona (Winner EU Mies Award for Emerging Architects 2011)

The jury will shortlist a group of works in order to illustrate different ways of working, designing and communicating. It will also select 12 finalist projects among which it will choose the four winners. The award has helped the Winners from the previous editions to set out their careers in consolidated architecture offices, set their own practices and share their knowledge in universities.

All nominated designs will be published online and in a catalogue; they will also become part of the EU Mies Award 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 EU Mies Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award) and the Future Architecture Platform. They will also receive 5.000€ each, a profile in World Architects and furniture from USM.

As in the previous editions, the YTAA results will be presented in a travelling exhibition that will start its journey in Venice during the Biennale Architettura 2020.

The 2018 exhibition has already been presented in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, Croatia and China and can now be visited at the:
→ Faculty of Architecture CTU Prague, Czech Republic until the 30th November, 2019.
→ New Bulgarian University Sofia, Bulgaria until the15th December, 2019.
→ University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation, Engineering and Architecture Maribor, Slovenia until the 17th January, 2020.

YTAA  Calendar  2020

February 24→ Deadline for school's submissions
March 23→ Deadline for student's submissions
April→ Shortlist and Finalists announcement
May 23→ Exhibition Opening in Venice, in the context of La Biennale di Venezia
June 23→ Announcement of the 4 Winners
September→ Awards ceremony in Venice, in the context of La Biennale di Venezia