It's hard enough to get through architecture school, and recent graduates often wonder “How do I get myself out there?”. One new creative platform is the Young Talent Architecture Award in Europe. Organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe, the YTAA was established to recognize the talents of recent graduates in architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture as they begin their professional careers. The competition is based in Europe for now, but it's likely to expand to more regions in the future.
Not surprisingly, the first competition got a solid amount of attention. Over 100 European schools nominated their top graduation projects from the 2015-16 academic year. Out of 211 submissions, the jury shortlisted 30. Then out of nine finalists, three will be announced as the YTAA winners during a ceremony at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale at the Venice Architecture Biennale next Friday, October 28.
Scroll down to see the full shortlist.
A City of Opportunities - Opening Up to Refugees as a Trigger of Urban Regeneration by Francesca Esposito, Violetta Gambino, Francesca Icardi, Marina Mori from PSG - Genoa, IT
A Symbiotic Relation of Cooperative Social Housing and Dispersed Tourism in Havana Vieja by Iwo Borkowicz from KUL - Brussels, BE
A theatre for la Fura dels Baus by Ivo Oberholzer from HSLU T&A - Horw, SW
Bagwall Handbook by Andrea Chiabrera, Attilio Delucchi Baroni from PSG - Genoa, IT
Borrowed Scenery: Miyato Salt Farm Onsen by Shenpei Ha from The CAss - London, UK
Brewing Democracy: The Assembly of Le Balai Citoyen in Ouagadougou by Lorenzo Perri from AA - London, UK
Butterfly Landing by Maria Cerdà from UIC - Barcelona, ES
Carp Fishing in the Market of Tokyo by Izaskun Gonzalez from ETSAB - Barcelona, ES
CHT-AHM by Almudena Ballarín from ETSAM - Madrid, ES
Death and Life of a Small French city by Alix Sportich du Réau de la Gaignonnière, Alice Villatte from eav&t - Champs sur Marne, FR
Dialogues between city and landscape by Matteo Cervini and Eleonora Loca from SCHOOL AUIC - Milan, IT
Genesis of a place towards the project by David Gonçalves Monteiro from FAUP - Porto, PT
Geo Front by Policarpo del Canto Baquera from ETSAM - Madrid, ES
Greenwich Archipelago Village by Ioana Gherghel from University of Westminster DA - London, UK
Las Delicias' Center for the Elderly by Blanca Gómez Gálvez from eAM - Malaga, ES
Linear Landscapes by Silvia Lucchetta from IESAD - Segovia, ES
Little Hamburg Hybrid Housing by Michał Sapko from SUT-FA - Gliwice, PL
Living in a cultural environment by Clàudia Carreras Oliver from ETSALS - Barcelona, ES
Living in offices. The alive triangle of Bordelongue in Toulouse by Jaufret Barrot, Cinthia Isabel Carrasco Fuentes from ENSA - Toulouse, FR
Radius by Julian Meisen from UdK - Berlin, DE
Revisited Waters by João Veríssimo from FA-UL - Lisbon, PT
Sacred by Pia Mendaro Larramendi from ETSAM - Madrid, ES
Sand Motor in Costa Brava by Daniel Mira García from ETSAM - Madrid, ES
S'lowtecture: housing structure, Wroclaw – Zerniki by Tomasz Broma from FoA - Wroclaw, PL
Storm surge zones - An architectural intervention by Alexis Damian Valencia Cordova from BFH AHB - Burgdorf, CH
Subversions Minhocao by Laura Abbruzzese from DA - Ferrara, IT
The Munch Atelier: Common Ground by Vincent François from KUL - Brussels, BE
The reuse of the neglected areas and the rebirth of the city by Fabrizio Furiassi from DIAP - Rome, IT
The English Mall // The Comercial Garden by Miriam Alonso Barrio from ETSAM - Madrid, ES
Vallecas 2048 by Erika Mazza and Roberto Bonutto from PSG - Genoa, IT
Once the three lucky winners are revealed, each one will get to work with an architecture firm of their choice for a year! Each winning prize also includes bonuses like: €5,000; participation in the EU Mies Award exhibition; a Vectorworks license; USM furniture to design their workspace, and more.
The YTAA jury members are: Jose Luis Vallejo, Architect, Principle at Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid (President); Inge Beckel, Architect, Editor at the Swiss-Architects.com eMagazine, Zurich; Michał Duda, Architecture Historian, Curator at Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw; Juulia Kauste, Sociologist, Director at Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki and Triin Ojari, Architect, Director at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn.
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