CALL FOR GRADUATION PROJECTS _ Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 _ Mies van der Rohe Foundation

 Dear Sir or Madam,

 The 2017 edition of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, includes since 2016 a new category: the Young Talent Architecture Award

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) launches its second edition supporting the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects. The first edition of the award in 2016 had a participationof 211 architecture, urban and landscape graduation projects submitted by 268 students from over 100 Schools and 86 European cities.


The prestige of your architecture faculty impels us to invite you to participate in the 2018 YTAA which will include the nominated graduation projects presented between August 1st 2016 and December 31st 2017.

Each Faculty is asked to register as soon as possible at and afterwards to nominate the Graduation Projects that the Faculty considers through an internal selection process before February 22.


Four winners, one more than the first edition, will be chosen by an international Jury from a list of twelve finalistsAll nominated designs will be published online and will become part of theYTAA Archive as a recognition to their authors and the Schools. The four Winners will be supported in the creation of a network with the architects and critics involved in the EU Mies Award and the Future Architecture Platform. They will also receive 5.000€ each, a profile in World Architects and furniture from USM.


The opening of the exhibition of YTAA 2018 will take place in May 25 at La Biennale di Venezia. The Award Ceremony and debate will take place in September in the same space with the participation of the Jury members, Winners, Finalists, partners and other professionals. 


YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe programme and: World Architects as a founding partner; in collaboration with the European Association for Architectural Education and the Architects’ Council of Europe; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by Jung and Jansen; and with the support of USM.


Attached you will find complete Rules and Calendar. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.


Kind regards,


Ivan Blasi

YTAA and EU Mies Award Coordinator


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