The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design are pleased to presentEUROPE 40 UNDER 40®AWARDS, an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects and industrial designers. 

The program is directed to support new and emerging designers that will influence the near future of European architectural design, thinking, and theory with the direct consequence of impacting future environments and future European and international cities.

The key is to bring wider recognition to 40 of the most promising emerging architects and industrial designers working in the European Union and other countries inside Europe, fostering and encouraging new talent and new creative thinking at the forefront of tomorrow's profession.

Architects of 40 and Designers of 40 (as of December 31, 2018) years old are invited to submit projects (built or not) to be judged by a panel of distinguished architectural practitioners, developers, architectural journalists, educators, and critics. 

Participants either working as individual practitioners or collaborating inside an established firm as the principal lead designer of the projects submitted, can only apply as individuals, no firms allowed. 

Practical Information for Architects Projects include corporate architecture, skyscrapers, institutional projects, religious buildings, civic and political structures, planning projects, urban renewal, restoration/renovation, residential architecture for single family and multi-family dwellings, stores, residential or commercial interiors, sports and transportation centers, and public environments. 

This is an individual program that architects, landscape architects, urban planners can apply.  

Practical information for Industrial Designers Submitted products include: electronics, medical equipment, furniture, textiles, equipment, hardware, tools, kitchen and bath, floorcovering, table top, household products, personal effects, appliances, office products, transportation, children's products, sports and recreation, lighting, public environments, fashion and graphic design. 

This is an individual program that professionals in design, graphics, fashion and textile design can apply.

The deadline for the 2019 program is November 1, 2018.

The jury will select individual industrial designers and architects based on submitted work and the potential of their impact on the future of the professions. 

The results of EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®AWARDS are announced in early 2019 and take the form of an exhibition that will open in Athens, at Contemporary Space Athens and travel around Europe. More information for submission requirements and application forms for the EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®AWARDS are available at

For further information, please contact Mrs. Konstadina Geladaki at [email protected]