A new part of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award has launched to support young architecture graduates at the beginning of their career.
For the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), a jury selects three master degree project winners out of nine finalists, chosen for their excellence, authenticity, sustainability and innovative nature. YTAA also acknowledges the professors and the universities committed to architectural quality. The first candidates are from the 2015-16 academic year and European schools of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture are invited to submit candidates until 15 July 2016.
The award aims to internationalise the careers of the winners and introduce them to the best European architecture companies that have been involved in the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award over the last 27 years. YTTA is in addition to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, which also celebrates a winner and an emerging architect winner every other year.
The prize highlights the contribution of European architects to the development of new ideas and technologies in contemporary urban development. Launched in 1987 and co-funded by the Creative Europe and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the €60,000 prize is regarded as the most prestigious in European architecture.