On February 5th, the Asia Edition of Young Talent Architecture Award is launched as an inherent part of the EU Mies Award (EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award).

YTAA is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in collaboration with the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and World Architects as founding partners, and the European Cultural Centre as the partner in Venice.

YTAA was launched for the first time in 2016 open to all European architecture schools. In 2018, schools from China and South Korea, as guest countries, were invited to participate. In 2020, for the first time, an independent edition is organised with the four Strategic Partners of the European Union in Asia: China, India, Japan and South Korea aiming to promote exchange and cooperation with their YTAA counterparts in Europe and in the 2020 guest countries: Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

By identifying and supporting the best young talents from Europe and Asia and bringing them together in a joint exhibition and awards ceremony in Venice, YTAA facilitates intercultural dialogue and offers cooperation opportunities among professionals, universities, institutions and other relevant partners in the architecture sector.

YTAA recognises the talent of recently graduated architects, urbanists and landscape architects, and facilitates their interaction with the sector’s main stakeholders in Europe, providing the opportunity to develop synergies and complementarities with the architecture offices and institutions of their choice.