YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award

John Hill
16. February 2016
Image: Courtesy of YTAA

Announcing the YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award, which joins the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and the Emerging Architect Award in recognizing architectural talent in Europe.

As explained on the website of YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award, the biennial award "aims to support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future. YTAA has emerged from curiosity about and interest in the initial stages in these students’ development and a desire to support their talent as they enter into the professional world."

Winners of the award will be determined by a process in which "schools will nominate Graduation Projects that will participate in each edition of the YTAA through an internal selection process." Schools, which in the first edition must be located in Europe, need to register between now and June in order to participate. Once registered, each school will nominate graduation projects (the number based on the size of the school) from the 2015-2016 academic year in architecture, urban design and/or landscape architecture.

Nine finalists will be determined by an advisory committee, followed by the selection of three winners by an international jury. Winners will be announced in October, and each will receive 5,000€, a profile on World-Architects, a Vectorworks license, and have their designs exhibited at the EUMiesAward. All nominated designs will be published online and become part of the Archive of the YTAA, much like the archive of the Mies Award.

The YTAA is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the European Union program Creative Europe and the sponsorship of World-Architects and Vectorworks.

Visit the YTAA website for more information on this exciting award and to register a school for participation.

Photo: Anna Sala, courtesy of YTAA

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