The Awards Ceremony of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) was celebrated yesterday 28th September 2021 with a hybrid format online and at Palazzo Michiel in Venice. The award that brings together the best graduation projects from European architecture, urban planning and landscape schools was enriched in this third edition with a parallel Award in Asia.
The 4 Winners of YTAA 2020 and the 3 Winners of the Asian edition of YTAA 2020, announced on 5th October 2020, yesterday had the opportunity to receive the Award, meet and debate together with jury members, organisers and event partners in the stimulating setting of the Biennale Architettura 2021.
Within the framework of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, How will we live together? the Awards Ceremony was preceded by two debates focusing on “Educating together” and “New European Bauhaus: How will we live together?” two key themes in relation to education and how to rethink Europe which prioritises the environment through a cultural project in which design and sustainability are indissociable.
The two panels involved the Winners of YTAA 2020 together with the Winners of Asia Edition of YTAA 2020 and the jury members of both awards.
During the first panel, moderated by Oya Atalay Franck, president of EAAE, Minsuk Cho, jury member of the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020, Antonia Ossa and Álvaro Alcázar del Águila, winners of YTAA 2020, Rosario Talevi, jury member YTAA 2020 and Kezala Jere, representing the “The Walls” winners of the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020 had the chance to debate on architecture education in Europe, Chile and Korea.
“The Young Talent Architecture Award is an amazing project. It’s a step in certain biographies but is also about manifesting the quality that matters to us all and matters to everybody who inhabits this planet. We really have to put our best together to create a graceful environment. It’s not just about intimidating problems that we are facing, it’s about a long-term project that we have to really keep an eye on.” - Oya Atalay, president of EAAE.
The second panel, moderated by Anna Ramos, director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, was held by JiSoo Kim, Winner of the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020, Bet Capdeferro, jury member of YTAA 2020, Monika Marinova and Willem Hubrechts, winners of YTAA 2020 and Oleg Drozdov, jury member of YTAA 2020.
The YTAA Winners are being 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 their professional development the Winners have received:
→ a diploma and the catalogue
→ 5.000€ each project
→ a profile in World-Architects.com
→ visibility through the YTAA 2020 exhibition in Venice and universities worldwide
→ participation in events such as the Future Architecture Platform
→ USM furniture to design their workspace
“This has been a journey full of lessons and learnings and I am thankful to jurors and the younger generation that are teaching us so much. This is the end of #YTAA2020, so that means it is the beginning of Young Talent Architecture Award 2023” - Anna Ramos, director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe.
YTAA - 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 Lighting; and with the support of USM.