Launch of the Young Talent Architecture Prize (YTAP)
- 1 year 5 months ago
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, launched the Young Talent Architecture Prize, aiming to support young talents to build an international career. The Prize will also acknowledge universities committed to architectural quality as a driving force for the European economy and European culture.
The announcement was made during Shaping European Cities, the opening event of the exhibition dedicated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, in Bozar, Brussels.
Philosophy of the YTAP
The winning projects will be recognised for their excellence, authenticity and innovative nature, as well as their sustainable approach. The winners will receive a financial reward and 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.
An international jury will select the three best Master's degree projects from Europe. The selection will be made from proposals submitted by about 50 accredited schools and universities in Europe, expanding in future editions to other geographical areas. The list of schools and universities will be made public on January 2016. The 2016 Prize is open to Master's degree projects from the current academic year.