Young Talent Architecture Award – YTAA 2016

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, launched last 15 September 2015 in Brussels the Young Talent Architecture Award. The announcement was made at the end of Shaping European Cities, the opening event of the exhibition dedicated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, presented in Bozar, Brussels.

Philosophy of the YTAA
The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 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. The winning projects will be distinguished for their excellence, authenticity and innovative nature, as well as their sustainable approach.
The winners will receive a financial reward and will become part of the network of awarded architects of the Prize. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to travel, visit and experience the best examples of architecture.

In this first edition the nominated graduation projects must be from the 2015-2016 academic year and the Schools (architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture) must be from Europe. In later editions the territorial span may grow and the participation of other institutions will be extended. Schools will nominate Graduation Projects that will participate in each edition of the YTAA through an internal selection process. Three winners will be chosen by an international Jury from among nine Finalists, and a group of Shortlisted works will also be selected in order to illustrate different ways of working, designing and communicating.
All nominated designs will be published online and will become part of the Archive of the YTAA as recognition to their authors and the Schools. The three 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 (the EUMiesAward). They will also receive 5.000€ each, a profile in World Architects, a Vectorworks license, their designs will be exhibited at the EUMiesAward and they will receive a diploma.
Finalists and Shortlisted will also be awarded and acknowledged and the Schools will receive special recognition.

The Young Talent Architecture Award is the latest addition to the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: the prestigious architecture prize organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the European Commission – Creative EuropeYoung Talent Architecture Award 2015-2016 count with the support of world architects as founding partner and Vectorworks as sponsor, both sharing the aim to support the young talents responsible for transforming our environment in the future.

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