The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) launches its second edition supporting the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects. The first edition of the award in 2016 had a participation of 211 architecture, urban and landscape graduation projects submitted by 268 students from over 100 Schools and 86 European cities.


It was a pleasure having your faculty within the selected group of YTAA 2016 schools. The prestige of your faculty impels us to ask you to continue being part of the Award and to participate in this new edition. The YTAA 2018 includes the graduation projects presented between August 1st 2016 and December 31st 2017.


We would like to remind you that the schools registration period has already started. In order to participate in the YTAA 2018, a username and a password will be required to log in, please, send us an email to ytaa@miesbcn.com as soon as possible asking for them. Afterwards, to nominate the Graduation Projects that the Faculty considers through an internal selection process, you have time until February 22.




Four winners, one more than the first edition, will be chosen by an international Jury from a list of twelve finalists. All nominated designs will be published online and will become part of the YTAA Archive as a recognition to their authors and the Schools. The four Winners will be supported in the creation of a network with the architects and critics involved in the EU Mies Award and the Future Architecture Platform. They will also receive 5.000€ each, a profile in World Architects and furniture from USM.

The opening of the exhibition of YTAA 2018 will take place in May 25 at La Biennale di Venezia. The Award Ceremony and debate will take place in September in the same space with the participation of the Jury members, Winners, Finalists, partners and other professionals.




YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe programme and: World Architects as a founding partner; in collaboration with the European Association for Architectural Education and the Architects’ Council of Europe; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by Jung and Jansen; and with the support of USM.


Attached you will find complete Rules and Calendar. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards,



Ivan Blasi

YTAA and EU Mies Award Coordinator