As chairwoman of the 2020 YTAA or the Young Talent Award for Architecture, vice-dean Martine De Maeseneer is proud to congratulate Morgane Lahaye, Elias Bey, Matthew Jones (3 students of the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture) and Willem Hubrechts (student of the KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Sciences Architecture) with one of the 43 shortlisted graduation projects announced today - and this from the 383 graduation projects submitted to the 3rd edition of the Young Talent Architecture Award
Discover all the selected shortlisted projects among the nominees coming from Schools participating in the Creative Europe programme and Brazil, Chile and Mexico as Guest Countries on this page.
From here to October 5th, where the actual 4 winners of the 2020 YTAA will be announced by the European Commissioner, a list of 12 finalists will be also published.
The YTAA award was for the first time organised in 2016 - with Iwo Borkowicz from the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, as one of the winners.
YTAA, as (inherent) part of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. It is organised in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); World Architects as a founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by Jung, Jansen and Regent; and with the support of USM. By bringing together the most talented graduated architects and some of the best architecture firms and institutions in Europe, the Winners of YTAA have the chance to develop strategies, synergies or complementarities with the firms and institutions of their interest/choice. The YTAA aims to support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects, who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future. YTAA has emerged from an interest the initial stages of these students’ development and a desire to support their talent as they enter into the professional world.