Meet the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020

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The European Commission announced the winners of the YTAA 2020 and Asia Edition on the World Architecture Day and the World Habitat Day.

On behalf of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Viviane Hoffmann, Deputy Director-General of DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, during an online ceremony introduced the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) and Asia Edition 2020:

“Architecture affects everybody’s life, and is at the crossroads of many policies. The way we change, organise, and use our spaces says a lot about who we are – about our culture.”

She recalled the proposal of the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in the State of the European Union speech, to set up a European Bauhaus.

The winners of YTAA 2020

  • “OASI” by Álvaro Alcázar Del Águila, Eduard Llargués, Roser Garcia, Sergio Sangalli from the Vallès School of Architecture of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech in Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona (ES).
  • “Off the Grid” by Willem Hubrechts from the Faculty of Engineering Science of the University of Leuven (BE).
  • “Stage for the City” by Monika Marinova from The Sir John Cass School of Art Architecture & Design of the London Metropolitan University in London (UK).
  • “Three places to inhabit the mountain range in the Maule region by” Pía Montero, Maria Jesús Molina, Antonia Ossa from the School of Architecture of the University of Talca in Talca (Chile).

The winners of the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020

  • “Yulgok street” by JiSoo Kim from the Hanyang University School of Architecture in Seoul (Korea).
  • “The Wall” by Peiquan Ma, Yuan Liu, Jing Cheng, Yuxuan Liang and Zi'ang Li from the School of Architecture at Tianjin University in Tianjin (China).
  • “Mending the gap: Landscape conservation for the island of Aliabet” by Shreeni Benjamin from the Faculty of Architecture of the CEPT University in Ahmedabad (India).

Follow online the panel discussions and video presentations with the winners, jury members and organisers of YTAA.

Each winner receives

  • a diploma
  • €5.000
  • a profile in
  • visibility through the YTAA 2020 exhibition in the Venice Architecture Biennale (in 2021) and exhibitions in universities worldwide
  • participation in events such as the Awards ceremony and the Future Architecture Platform
  • USM furniture to design their work space.

About the Young Talent Architecture Award

As part of the EU Mies Award, the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) supports the talent and entrance into the professional world of recently graduated architects, urban planners and landscape architects, who will be responsible for transforming our built environment in the future.

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe organises YTAA with the support of the Creative Europe Programme, in collaboration with the European Association for Architectural Education and the Architects' Council of Europe. The YTAA is part of a large number of EU initiatives for emerging talent in various cultural sectors ( music, literature, film, etc).

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