YTAA at Bozar

On Monday 22nd October at 19:00, don’t miss the conversation on heritage and legacy between YTAA 2018 shortlisted students from Europe, China and Korea.

Hendrik Brinkmann, Iwo Borkowicz and SungBum Heo will present their projects that will be followed by a discourse between leading architects Wang Shu (the 2012 Prizker Prize Winner) and Paul Robbrecht (from Robbrecht en Daem architecten).

The event, moderated by Ivan Blasi (curator Prizes and Programs of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe) and Véronique Patteeuw (Belgian professor and editor), will be taking place within the framework of ASEM cultural programme and hosted by BOZAR.

Read here for more information.

YTAA 2018 exhibition in Madrid, Spain

YTAA 2018 Exhibition will be presented for the first time at ETSAM Madrid.


With the aim to open a debate in schools on how architecture is taught, from 19th October to 9th November 2018, visit the exhibition at ETSAM Madrid.

By showing together all the Graduation Projects presented in the Young Talent Architecture Award 2018, we have an overview of the subjects that have been discussed by students and professors in European Schools, with China and South Korea as guest countries, during the last two years.

This is the first time the YTAA 2018 exhibition is presented after the Award Ceremony celebrated the 20th September in Venice.

More information at this link.

YTAA 2018 award ceremony photos

On 20th September 2018 we celebrated the granting ceremony of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), that brings together the best graduation projects from European architecture, urban planning and landscape schools.

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. It is organised in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education and the Architects’ Council of Europe; and world architects as a founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by JUNG and Jansen AG; and with the support of USM Modular Furniture.

The Young Talent Architecture Award Exposition is a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Thank you Future Architecture for the support.

Photo courtesy of European Cultural Centre.

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YTAA 2018 awards debate and ceremony

Thursday September 20, 2018

Palazzo Michiel, Venice

14:00 Introduction
14:15 Panel 1: Heritage and architectural education
15:00 Panel 2: Heritage: transformation, reconstruction and reuse
16:00 YTAA 2018 Awards Ceremony
17:00 Celebration at Palazzo Mora

Two panel discussions will take place before the Awards Ceremony:

The first panel will be about Heritage and architectural education and it will be based on the experiences of the YTAA Winners:
One of the trends within the European architectural context is the increasing relevance of heritage. Many European regions have a large old building stock which makes possible new construction in rare cases, being refurbishment the type of task which takes the biggest percentage. Here lies a great challenge of comfort, universal accessibility, energy use and resource efficiency that might require new expertise for students. Graduates require to be prepared to assume a fitting, competent, responsible and effective role within the sector of heritage and this is made visible with this year’s 4 YTAA Winners:

“Neue Bau|akademie Berlin – a club for the former & future architecture” – Schinkel’s 1836 building was partially destroyed during WW2 and torn down afterwards. The debate today is on its reconstruction. Hendrik Brinkmann – College of Architecture, Media and Design Berlin, University of the Arts.

“Perdido (Lost) – P.R.U.S. of Madrid” – the recovery of Madrid’s forgotten underground water infrastructures which are connected to the city’s origin. Julio Gotor Valcárcel – Madrid School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid;

“Deplorable Framework” – the British countryside natural heritage is reinvented and as human intervention becomes legible, impressions of nature are emancipated from naive conceptions of beauty. Matthew Gregorowski – The Cass Faculty of Art Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University;

“The Bank of England: a dialectical project” – Critically inspired by John Soane’s legendary ‘ruin-esque’ Bank of England, the project explicitly engages the architectural dialectics of ruin and construction. Loed Stolte – Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology.

The second panel will be called Heritage, reconstruction and reuse and it will bring together the experiences of some of the participants of the Future Architecture Platform: The 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage is bringing up essential topics related to Europe’s heritage and how we should tackle with it. Cultural heritage comes in many shapes and forms: tangible, intangible, natural and digital. Architecture and urbanism shape or environment and different approaches (reconstruction, reuse, demolition) are brought forward to create the correct diagnosis for each situation. Through the partnership with the Future Architecture Platform  3 participants whose research projects are connected to heritage from different approaches will participate in this debate moderated by a fourth participant, Babau Bureau from Venice. The three other participants will be: Miruna Dunu (Coastland), Tania Tovar Torres (In Articulo Mortis) and Michael Kraus (Political Church).

The Awards Ceremony will take place at 16:00 with the participation of the jury members, the winners and finalists, university representatives, sponsor representatives and institutional representatives from the European Commission, La Biennale di Venezia, ACE-CAE, EAAE and the European Cultural Centre in Venice. Afterwards there will be a cocktail at Palazzo Mora to celebrate European Young Talent.

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YTAA 2018 Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place in Venice on September 20th in the framework of the exhibition and the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

During the event a debate, on the topics of:

· Reuse and reconstruction of heritage;

· Heritage dimension in architectural education;

will put together YTAA winners, directors of the schools, jury members, EU Mies Award advisory committee members, organisers, sponsors and four participants of the Future Architecture Platform.

And the winners are…

The European Commission, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the Architects’ Council of Europe and the European Association for Architectural Education are proud to announce the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2018.

Hendrik Brinkmann (1989, Germany)College of Architecture, Media and Design Berlin University of the Arts; Julio Gotor Valcárcel (1993, Spain)Madrid School of Architecture Polytechnic University of Madrid; Matthew Gregorowski (1992, South Africa)The Cass Faculty of Art Architecture & Design London Metropolitan University; Loed Stolte (1990, The Netherlands)Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Delft University of Technology. Read more about the Winners on the Press Release.


The 4 winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 will be announced on 28th June 2018.

Selected by the Jury among 334 projects submitted by 451 students from over 118 Schools and 99 cities, on 28th June the 4 winners of this second edition of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) will be released.

YTAA Winners are supported in the creation of a network with the architects and critics involved in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

To support its professional development, Europe’s youngest architecture talent is granted:

  • – a diploma;
  • – 5.000 € each;
  • – a profile in;
  • – visibility through the YTAA 2018 exhibition;
  • – USM furniture to design their work space.

Each Winner is asked to define a YTAA Plan of Action, which is prepared on reception of the Award, and to deliver a YTAA Final Report outlining the experience twelve months later.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see all nominees projects of this YTAA 2018 HERE.


“Young Talent Architecture Award. YTAA 2018” Exhibition opened on 26th May 2018 at the European Cultural Centre – Palazzo Mora as a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10 to 18 until 25th November 2018. It is closed on Tuesdays and the entrance is free.

Palazzo Mora
Strada Nuova #3659
30121 Venice, Italy