YTAA 2018



The YTAA 2018 has already started! Open call for school’s registrations until February 22.


The Graduation Projects candidates for the YTAA must be nominated through their schools. These nominated Graduation Projects must be from August 1st 2016 to December 31st 2017 (they have been presented in their corresponding schools within this period).


November Open call for school’s registrations
February 22 Deadline for school’s submissions
March 27 Deadline for student’s submissions
April Shortlist Announcement
May Finalists announcement
Exhibition Opening in La Biennale di Venezia
June Winners announcement
September Award ceremony in La Biennale di Venezia


The Schools will nominate Graduation Projects that will participate in each edition of the YTAA through an internal selection process. The Schools must be from countries participating in the Creative Europe programme[1]. Furthermore, a number of Schools from the European Territory[2]  (outside the Creative Europe programme) have been called to participate in this current edition. China and South Korea are the Guest Countries for the YTAA 2018. The list of their invited schools will be announced soon.


[1] This includes:
– Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
– the following EFTA countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
– the following Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia.
– the following countries from the European Neighbourhood Policy: Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia, Ukraine
Negotiations are under way with other European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries and could result in more countries joining the programme. These countries would then be taken into consideration for participation in the award scheme. Please check the following link, which is regularly updated:


[2] The countries from the European Territory include:
– other ENP countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus
– Russia, Turkey, Kosovo.


The Jury will be composed of 5 members, acknowledged specialists representing diverse Schools and trends in the fields of architecture and architectural criticism. The Jury will hold one meeting in April 2018 which will be the decisive one.


The Jury members will be announced in March 2018.

Registered Schools

The registered schools will be published soon.


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YTAA 2018 is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe programme and:


Founding partner:

World Architects brings designers, clients, and consultants together in the goal of advancing quality in architecture. Membership at is curated by a highly selective group of architects and critics from around the world. is an important communication tool for building professionals and the leading medium for those who want to create and contribute to good architecture.



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European Association for Architectural Education

The European Association for Architectural Education is an international, membership-based Association organizing architectural schools in Europe. Membership is not limited to countries that belong to the European Union, all European countries may participate. The EAAE is a non-profit, Belgian registered organization.



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Mission and Objectives

The purpose of the Association is to advance the quality of architectural education and also to promote the quality of architecture in Europe. The Association provides a forum for generating information on aspects of architectural education and architectural research.

The mission of the Association is to build a network of European schools of architecture, fostering discussions, exchanges and a common policy in Europe to advance the quality of architectural education. The EAAE promotes the interests of member schools as institutions and academic environments.

Member Organizations

Membership is open to European schools or institutions that provide architectural degree recognized either by the state or by a professional organization administering access to the profession in its country.

Architects' Council of Europe

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Missions and objectives

Promoting Architecture in Europe

To enhance the appreciation of Architecture as a matter of public interest and as an essential element in the creation of quality in the built environment so that it becomes a matter of primary concern for European citizens.

Advancing Architectural Quality in the Built Environment

To encourage, develop and promote quality in architecture, as a driver for prosperity and greater well being for all, as well as a supporting element of social cohesion.

Supporting Sustainable Development of the Built Environment

To foster the use of sustainable principles in architectural design and planning, encouraging the adoption of holistic approaches to the complex issues and interactions that characterise the built environment, thereby ensuring a valuable and balanced legacy for the future.

Ensuring High Standards of Qualification for Architects

To promote and maintain the highest standards of architectural education and training consistent with the Professional Qualifications Directive and consumer interest, in order to ensure the highest levels of lifelong skill and competence within the profession.

Advocating Quality in Architectural Practice

To give guidance to architects on how to provide high quality architectural services to clients whilst working to ensure that the regulatory environment for architectural practice facilitates the achievement of this aim.  To affirm the role of the architect in the project team as an expert in the responsible development of integrated approaches to design and construction.

Fostering Cross-Border Cooperation and Facilitating European Practice

To support the free movement of architects and architectural services throughout the European Union in the context of relevant EU Directives and Policies.

Acting as the Single Voice for Architects in Europe

To stimulate effective cooperation between the Member Organisations of the ACE within the context and spirit of the European Treaty, thus giving the profession a single voice in EU affairs while respecting its rich diversity and cultural identity.

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European Cultural Centre

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The activities include hosting creative professionals in residence, providing research assistance to all artistic disciplines, organising art events, exhibitions, publications, training, lectures, public debates and symposiums for various fields of thought.

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The publications are an extension of the projects and research that have been developed and/or presented at the ECC. Various editorial forms and the website reflect different practices and activities carried out by the ECC, thus building up and making visible a platform for theoretical and artistic perspectives on culture.

Although the ECC can make use of different palazzi, the main venue is Palazzo Mora, located in the historical centre of Venice. It is available for residencies, exhibitions, workspaces and several other culture related activities. It is an open and engaging place, where it is possible to set up a creative work centre. It is also a documentation centre for information, European network activities, publications, videos and reports on experiences and presentations resulting from research projects led by the European Cultural Centre.  



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