YTAA 2016

YTAA 2016 received 211 Graduation Projects submissions that had been presented between August 1 2015 and July 31 2016 from over 100 Schools that registered from all over Europe.

Within the frame of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the YTAA 2016 Granting Ceremony took place at Teatro Piccolo Arsenale in Venice on October 28th 2016, when the Jury announced and awarded the three Winners among nine Finalists of the Award.



European Architecture Schools show their Graduation Projects – YTAA 2016 is the exhibition that presents now these 211 projects all together. The exhibition has been designed as an easy download and print format to keep things simple and accesible for any Architecture School and Institution which wishes to host it.

Find more information about the YTAA 2016 Exhibition here


The YTAA 2016 exhibition has been held in several universities and institutions:


ETSAB_Barcelona_Logo 12.12.16 – 13.02.17
Barcelona, ES
Barcelona School of Architecture
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
21.03.17 – 28.03.17
Bucharest, RO
Faculty of Architecture
“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism
  05.06.17 – 06.06.17
Sofia, BG
Share Sofia 2017
International Architecture and Engineering Forum
 LG_Neubrandenburg_logo 07.06.17 – 30.06.17
Neubrandenburg, DE
Department of Landscape Sciences and Geomatics
University of Applied Sciences
  16.06.17 – 01.07.17
Málaga, ES
ETS Architecture
Malaga University
  10.10.17 – 31.12.17
Shanghai, China
Tongji University
 ETSAM_Madrid_logo1 06.10.17 – 03.11.17
Madrid, ES
Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
Politechnic University of Madrid
  01.12.17 – 01.02.18
Cartagena, ES
School of Architecture and Building Engineering
Technical University of Cartagena
 FAUL_Ljubljana_logo 01.12.17 – 22.12.17
Ljubljana, SI
Faculty of Architecture
University of Ljubljana
 KUL_Leuven_logo 1 26.02.18 – 12.03.18
Ghent, BE
Faculty of Architecture
KU Leuven
09.03.18 – 23.03.18
Pamplona, ES
School of Architecture
University of Navarre
KUL_Leuven_logo 1 13.03.18 – 23.04.18
Brussels, BE
Faculty of Architecture
KU Leuven


February Launch of the YTAA 2016
April 4 Open call for school’s submissions
July 29 Deadline for school’s submissions
August 31 Deadline for student’s submissions
October 28 Winners announcement and Granting Ceremony

YTAA 2016 Rules

You can download the rules in PDF here

YTAA 2016 Jury

The jury was composed of 5 renowned specialists representing diverse schools and trends in the fields of architecture and architectural critique.

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Jose Luis Vallejo (President)

Jose Luis Vallejo (President)

Bsc and Masters in Architecture and Urban Design (1999) ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica Madrid. Thesis with grade of Distinction. Bsc in Architecture (1997) Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He is founder and director of the firm Ecosistema Urbano established in 2000 in Madrid.

He has led workshops, lectured and taught at the most prestigious institutions worldwide. Since 2010 he is faculty at the Architecture and Urban Design Department at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Ecosistema Urbano is specialized in urban consultancy projects, public space quality assessment and leads urban transformation processes working for local, national governments and multilateral agencies. Since 2000, Ecosistema Urbano has received prizes and awards in more than 40 occasions by numerous international organizations and their work has been covered by media from more than 30 countries. In 2007 their project Ecoboulevard was one of the  40 shorlisted for the European Union Prize for contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award.

Triin Ojari

Triin Ojari

She was born in Tallinn, and she graduated at the Estonian Academy of Art, in Tallinn in 1996, with a degree in art history. Architect, critic and architectural historian, she is the director of the Museum of Estonian Architecture since 2014. She worked as curator at the Museum of Estonian Architecture since 1994 to 2000. From 2001 to 2013 she was editor-in-chief of the MAJA review, one of the most important Estonian architecture journals. She is also a member of the Estonian Docomomo group, and since 2011 she is at the head of the Society of Estonian Art Historians. She has written on Estonian 20th century architecture and the heritage of the Modern Movement, and also on urban planning and residential architecture in the USSR. Some significant main publications are Positions: Articles on Architecture, 1992-2011; 21st Century House: New Estonian Residential Architecture, 2007. She is a member of the board of experts of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and the European Prize for Urban Public Space.

Juulia Kauste

Juulia Kauste

She holds on a Master of Arts degree in Sociology in New York and a Master of Science degree in Urban Studies in Milwaukee. She earned her bachelor of Art degree in Art History in Helsinki and also continues studding Nordic Languages and Germanic Philology. She has pursued doctoral studies in New York, about the dynamics of multiculturalism in Paris and New York. Sociologist and director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki, since 2010, she is also deputy chairwoman of the Architecture Information Centre Finland since 2012. She was based serving as Executive Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute from 1997 to 2011, and taught at Parsons New School. In this period she curated a large scale international touring exhibition in the fields of art, design and architecture, one of her main projects, among others, being Eero Saarinien: Shaping the Future. From 2010 to 2013, she served as a Board Member at the International Design Foundation, and member of the National Council for Architecture and Design Finland. She contributed to several architecture competitions and prizes as a jury member or advisor, such as Europan 11 competition, the public Space European Prize in 2012 and 2014.

Michał Duda

Michał Duda

Born in Wroclaw, Poland; architecture historian, critic and curator at the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw. Graduated at the University of Wroclaw (art history), and Jagiellonian University in Cracow (curatorial studies). Author and co-author of many exhibitions – e.g. “Archi-box” – series of exhibitions and installations focused on the different issues of contemporary architecture, “The Wild West. A History of Wrocław’s Avant-garde”, “Whole Sea of Building. Wrocław Architecture 1945-1989”, “Dagarama. Return to the Future”. Recently published the book “Patchwork. The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak”, which accompanied the exhibition by the same title. Co-founder of the “Transformator” Foundation – NGO focused on promoting social values of architecture. Member of the advisory committee of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.



Inge Beckel

Inge Beckel

Born in Egypt, education in the Netherlands and in Switzerland. Completing a Master of Architecture at the ETH in Zurich, she started her career at the Building Authorities of the city of Zurich; was chief editor of the weekly magazine tec21, then research assistant at the ETH Zurich and lecturer at the Hochschule Liechtenstein. Today she works as a freelance architecture critic and publicist and pursues a research at the interface of architecture and gender studies at the University of Basel, entitled «Zur Konstruktion des normativen, Nutzers’ in Architektur und Städtebau der Moderne».

Architecture and urban development are – beautiful, complex, atmospheric, ugly, flat, sober, garish, fascinating, modest, authentic, boring, staged, contradictory, and emotional: as multifaceted as life itself.

Registered schools

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 CU_Adana_logo Adana, TR
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Cukurova University
 AAA_Århus C_logo 1 Århus C, DK
Aarhus School of Architecture
 NTUA ARCH_Athens_logo Athens, GR
Architectural Engineering
National and Technical University of Athens
 _International University of Catalonia_logo Barcelona, ES
School of Architecture
International University of Catalonia
ETSAB_Barcelona_Logo Barcelona, ES
Barcelona School of Architecture
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
 UBAF_Belgrade_logo 1 Belgrade, RS
Faculty of Architecture
University of Belgrade
  TU Berlin_Berlin_logo 1 Berlin, DE
Faculty VI “Planning Building Environment”
Berlin Institute of Technology
UdK Berlin_Berlin_logo Berlin, DE
College of Architecture, Media and Design
Berlin University of the Arts
BSOAD_London_logo 2 Birmingham, UK
Birmingham School of Architecture
Birmingham City University
 KUL_Leuven_logo 1 Brussels, BE
Faculty of Architecture
KU Leuven
 BME_Budapest_logo Budapest, HU
Faculty of Architecture
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
 MOME_Budapest_logo 1 Budapest, HU
Institute of Architecture
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
 Print Cardiff, UK
Welsh School of Architecture
Cardiff University
UNIBO_Cesena_logo Cesena, IT
Department of Architecture
University of Bologna
 eav&t_Champs sur marne_logo 1 Champs sur Marne, FR
School of architecture of Marne-la-Vallée
ARCH TUC_Chania_logo 2 Chania, GR
School of Architecture
Technical University of Crete
 logo_novo_UBI Covilha, PT
Engineering Faculty
Beira Interior University
FA CUT_Krakow_logo 1 Crakow, PL
Faculty of Architecture
Cracow University of Technology
 FB 15_Darmstadt_logo 1 Darmstadt, DE
Department of Architecture
Technische Universität Darmstadt
 ArchTUDelft_Delft_logo 1 Delft, NL
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology
 HS OWL_Detmold_logo internet Detmold, DE
Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture
University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe
 Fac ARK_Diepenbeek_logo Diepenbeek, BE
Faculty of Architecture and arts
Hasselt University
 ILA_Dresden_logo 1 Dresden, DE
Faculty of Architecture
Dresden University of Technology
Aalto ARTS_Espoo_logo Espoo, FI
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Aalto University
 DA Department of Architecture_Ferrara_logo internet 1 Ferrara, IT
Department of Architecture
University of Ferrara
 DIDA_Florence_logo 2 Florence,  IT
Scuola di Architettura
Università degli studi di Firenze
Marchio GEARCH_DSA vettoriale Genoa, IT
Polytechnic School
University of Genoa
TUG_Graz_logo 1 Graz, AT
Graz University of Technology
SZE_Györ_logo 1 Gyór, HU
Faculty of Architecture
Civil and Transport Engineering Széchenyi István University
ARCHLAND_Hannover_logo 1 Hannover, DE
Faculty for Architecture and Landscape
Leibniz University Hannover
HSLU T&A_Horw_logo 1 Horw, CH
Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
EÜZF_Izmir_logo 1 İzmir, TR
Faculty of Agriculture
Ege University
TU-KA_Kaiserslautern_logo1 Kaiserslautern, DE
Faculty of Architecture
University of Kaiserslautern
 KIT_Karlsruhe_logo Karlsruhe, DE
Faculty of Architecture
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
KSUAE_Kazanr_logo Kazan, RU
Institute of Architecture and Design
Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering
 KNUCEA_Kharkiv_logo Kharkiv, UA
Faculty of Architecture Kharkiv National
University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Kocaeli, TR
Faculty of Architecture
Gebze Technical University
HTWG AR_Konstanz_Logo B Konstanz, DE
Department of Architecture and Design, School of Architecture
Konstanz University of Applied Sciences
FIRW_Heverlee_logo Leuven, BE
University of Leuven
 Logo TUL eng. cmyk Liberec, CZ
Faculty of Art and Architecture Technical
University of Liberec
 FA-ULisboa_Lisbon_logo Lisbon, PT
Faculty of Architecture
University of Lisbon
 University of Lisbon_logo1 Lisbon, PT
Instituto Superior Tecnico
University of Lisbon
FAUL_Ljubljana_logo Ljubljana, SI
Faculty of architecture
University of Ljubljana
 The Cass_London_logo London, UK
The Cass Faculty of Art Architecture & Design
London Metropolitan University
University of Westminster_London_logo London, UK
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
University of Westminster
loci_louvain-la-neuve_logo Louvain-la-Neuve, BE
Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning
Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve
 LU_Lund_logo Lund, SE
School of Architecture
Lund University
 ETSAM_Madrid_logo1 Madrid, ES
Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
Politechnic University of Madrid
 SCHOOL AUIC_Milan_logo Milan, IT
School of Architecture Urban Planning Building Engineering
Polytechnic of Milan
 LG_Neubrandenburg_logo Neubrandenburg, DE
Department of Landscape Sciences and Geomatics
University of Applied Sciences
 Unic_Nicosia_logo Nicosia, CY
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Nicosia
ENSAPM_Paris_logo Paris, FR
National school of architecture Paris-Malaquais
 AUIC_Milan_logo Pécs, HU
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Pécs
DdA_Pescara_logo1 Pescara, IT
Architecture Department
University of Studies G. D’Annunzio
 ISMAT_Portimão_logo Portimão, PT
Manuel Teixeira Gomes Institute of Higher Education
FAUP_Porto_logo Porto, PT
Faculty of Architecture
University of Porto
 UBT_Pristina_logo1 Pristina, KO
Faculty of Architecture
UBT-Higher Education Institution
 RM3_Rome_logo Rome, IT
Faculty of Architecture
Roma Tre University
 fac-ing-civile-sapienza Rome, IT
Civil and Industrial Engineering Faculty
The Sapienza University of Rome
FiA_Rome_logo Rome, IT
School of Architecture
The Sapienza University of Rome
ETSAV_Barcelona_Logo Sant Cugat del Vallès, ES
Vallès School of Architecture 
Polytecnic University of Catalonia – Barcelona Tech
IESAD_Segovia_Logo Segovia, ES
IE School of Architecture and Design
IE University
 NBU_Sofia_logo Sofia, BG
Department of Architecture
New Bulgarian University
 VSU_Sofia_logo Sofia, BG
Faculty of Architecture
University of Structural Engineering & Architecture
“Lyuben Karavelov” – Sofia (VSU)
 UACG_Sofia_logo Sofia, BG
Faculty of Architecture
University of Architecture Civil Engineering and Geodesy
FGAG logotip - 3 (engleski) Split, HR
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
University of Split
logo-HFT Stuttgart Stuttgart, DE
Department A – Architecture and Design
HFT Stuttgart – University of Applied Sciences
EAA_Tallinn_logo Tallinn, EE
Faculty of Architecture
Estonian Academy of Arts
 ARCH-AUTH_Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, GR
School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
logo-DAD Torino, IT
Architecture and Design
Polytechnic University of Turin
 UNILI-Logo_de_pos_rgb_farbig_14.01.2011 Vaduz, LI
Institute of Architecture and Planning
University of Liechtenstein
DCP_Venice_logo Venice, IT
Department of Architecture and Arts
Iuav University of Venice
 TU Vienna_logo Vienna, AT
Architecture and Planning
Vienna University of Technology
en-zhaw-zil-sw Winterthur, CH
School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Arts
 WrUT_Wroclaw_logo Wroclaw, PL
Faculty of Architecture
Wroclaw University of Technology
 Xanthi_logo Xanthi, GR
Faculty of Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
 Af_Zagreb_logo Zagreb, HR
Faculty of Architecture
University of Zagreb
en-zhaw-zil-sw Zurich, CH
Department of Architecture
ETH Zurich


YTAA 2016 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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Today, PSA publishes Office Profiles of selected architects from more than 50 countries and other professionals, like landscape architects, engineers, interior designers, lighting designers, architectural photographers, and manufacturers.

Through the networking of the different disciplines and countries to one another, a reference work has been produced in which thousands of buildings by established and emerging offices can be searched according to typologies or geographical regions. is the umbrella that brings them all together, offering effective new channels for building professional networks around the world. Additional features include Daily News, weekly building reviews, an international job board, events calendar and weekly eMagazine Newsletters from, and in German, English and Spanish.

The website is strategically marketed to appeal to architects and professionals, including real estate developers/owners, investors, business managers, institutions and government agencies. We also attract the interest of both national and international media.

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Vectorworks is a line of industry-specific 2D/3D design and BIM software solutions that allows designers to advance their ideas from concept through completion. More than half a million users around the world transform the world with Vectorworks every day.


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Vectorworks cares about design. Since 1985, we have served the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries, drawing inspiration from the world around us and encouraging the more than 650,000 designers who use our software to create experiences that transform the world.

Our commitment to develop the world’s best cross-platform CAD and BIM software has taught us a simple truth: great design begins with the inspiration of the designer. Vectorworks supports that inspiration by guiding the exploration of discovery and finding creative solutions. We provide powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively, and realize their vision.


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