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Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA)

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) was created in 2016 to highlight outstanding diploma projects of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture students from all over Europe and selected third countries. It is granted every even year.

What is it?

In 2016 the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) was launched as a complement to the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture to support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects.

Diploma projects are proposed by architecture schools from all over Europe and selected third countries (China and South-Korea in 2018). Three (or four) winners are selected by an expert jury to receive € 5,000 each, a profile in World Architects and support in the initial stages of their careers.

The YTAA is organised by the Foundation Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe, in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE).

The 2016 and 2018 YTAA award ceremonies have been "Collateral events" of the Architecture Biennale di Venezia. A travelling exhibition (starting in Venice) is presenting the shortlisted designs in Europe and beyond.


What is it for?

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) emerged from a desire to support the talent of recently graduated architects/urban planners as they enter into the professional world.

As they will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future, the awarded graduates will be supported in the creation of a network with established architects and relevant stakeholders/organisations involved in the EU Mies Award. The YTAA will thereby facilitate their first professional steps.

The YTAA also wants to acknowledge architecture schools committed to architectural quality as a driving force for sustainable development and quality of life.


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Photo: Mies van der Rohe Foundation

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