Jimenez Lai Wins Inaugural Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Début Award

Jimenez Lai, founder of Chicago-based Bureau Spectacular has been selected as winner of the first Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Début Award. The award, presented by Millennium BCP president Fernando Nogueira, distinguishes a young architect or studio under 35 on outstanding work, development of original design thinking and the pursuit of critical ideas with a monetary prize of €5,000.

Jimenez Lai was chosen from 180 candidates for the “originality and range of his body of work, whose uncompromising and thought-provoking approach to formalism lends it an exploratory vein that,” in the words of the jury, “is crucial to the future of architecture.”

The Briefcase House / Jimenez Lai. Image © Jimenez Lai

The international jury of the Début Award was formed by:

  • Eva Franch I Gilabert (ES), founder of OOAA and Director of Storefront for 
  • Art and Architecture
  • Ou Ning (CN), activist, curator, editor, artist and urban researcher 
  • Tatiana Bilbao (MX), founder of studio Tatiana Bilbao S.C.
  • Beatrice Galilee (UK), chief curator of Close, Closer
  • Diogo Seixa Lopes (PT), founder of studio Barbas Lopes, Arquitectos

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Jimenez Lai Wins Inaugural Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Début Award" 13 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/428903/jimenez-lai-wins-inaugural-lisbon-triennale-millennium-bcp-debut-award> ISSN 0719-8884

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