30 Projects Shortlisted for 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe has announced a list of 30 projects that will compete for the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2016. The award was established this year to “support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future,” and joins the Foundation's European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award “in promoting high quality work amongst emerging and established architects through the acknowledgement of the value of good buildings.”

More than 200 projects were submitted from over 100 European architecture schools, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of 30 projects by an esteemed jury of architects and curators. Three winners will be selected at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale in Venice on October 28th 2016 as part of the 2016 Venice Biennale.

The shortlisted projects are:

A City of Opportunities - Opening Up to Refugees as a Trigger of Urban Regeneration / 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 / Iwo Borkowicz from KUL_Brussels_BE

A Theatre for la Fura dels Baus / Ivo Oberholzer from HSLU T&A_Horw_SW

Bagwall Handbook / Andrea Chiabrera, Attilio Delucchi Baroni from PSG_Genoa_IT

Borrowed Scenery: Miyato Salt Farm Onsen / Shenpei Ha from The CAss_London_UK

Brewing Democracy: The Assembly of Le Balai Citoyen in Ouagadougou / Lorenzo Perri from AA_London_UK

Butterfly Landing / Maria Cerdà from UIC_Barcelona_ES

Carp Fishing in the Market of Tokyo / Izaskun Gonzalez from ETSAB_Barcelona_ES

CHT-AHM / Almudena Ballarín from ETSAM_Madrid_ES

Death and Life of a Small French City / Alix Sportich du Réau de la Gaignonnière, Alice Villatte from eav&t_Champs-sur-Marne_FR

Dialogues between city and landscape / Matteo Cervini and Eleonora Loca from SCHOOL AUIC_Milan_IT

Genesis of a place towards the project / David Gonçalves Monteiro from FAUP_Porto_PT

Geo Front / Policarpo del Canto Baquera from ETSAM_Madrid_ES

Greenwich Archipelago Village / Ioana Gherghel from University of Westminster DA_London_UK

Las Delicias' Center for the Elderly / Blanca Gómez Gálvez from eAM'_Malaga_ES

Linear Landscapes / Silvia Lucchetta from IESAD_Segovia_ES

Little Hamburg Hybrid Housing / Michał Sapko from SUT-FA_Gliwice_PL

Living in a cultural environment / Clàudia Carreras Oliver from ETSALS_Barcelona_ES

Living in offices. The alive triangle of Bordelongue in Toulouse / Jaufret Barrot, Cinthia Isabel Carrasco Fuentes from ENSA_Toulouse_FR

Radius / Julian Meisen from UdK_Berlin_DE

Revisited Waters / João Veríssimo from FA-UL_Lisbon_PT

Sacred / Pia Mendaro Larramendi from ETSAM_Madrid_ES

Sand Motor in Costa Brava / Daniel Mira García from ETSAM_Madrid_ES

S'lowtecture: housing structure, Wroclaw – Zerniki / Tomasz Broma from FoA_Wroclaw_PL

Storm surge zones - An architectural intervention / Alexis Damian Valencia Cordova from BFH AHB_Burgdorf_CH

Subversions Minhocao / Laura Abbruzzese from DA_Ferrara_IT

The Munch Atelier: Common Ground / Vincent François from KUL_Brussels_BE

The reuse of the neglected areas and the rebirth of the city / Fabrizio Furiassi from DIAP_Rome_IT

The English Mall // The Comercial Garden / Miriam Alonso Barrio from ETSAM_Madrid_ES

Vallecas 2048, Erika Mazza and Roberto Bonutto from PSG_Genoa_IT

A shot from the jury deliberation. Image © YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award

Projects were nominated by architecture schools throughout Europe. The three YTAA winners will receive support through the Fundació Mies van der Rohe network of architects and critics as well as a prize of 5,000 Euro, a profile in World-Architects.com, a exhibition at the EUMiesAward, a Vectorworks license, USM furniture for designing a workspace and a diploma.

This year's jury included:

  • 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
  • Triin Ojari, Architect, Director at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn

YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe - European Commission and World-Architects.com as Founding Partner. Sponsors to date include Vectorworks, A Nemetschek Company (USA), Albrecht Jung GmbH (Germany) and USM Modular Furniture (Switzerland).

More information can be found on the award website, here.

News via Fundació Mies van der Rohe.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "30 Projects Shortlisted for 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award" 06 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796858/30-projects-shortlisted-for-2016-young-talent-architecture-award> ISSN 0719-8884

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