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The top new European architects and designers
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Europe's most important and emerging young architects and designers as Europe 40 under 40 for 2014

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design are pleased to announce the selection of this year’s most promising and emerging design talent in Europe for 2014.

Forty architects and landscape architects and industrial designers were selected this year by a jury of architecture and design practitioners from The European Centre's International Advisory Committee composed of some of Europe and the United States' most prestigious architecture and industrial design offices. 
Geographically, the selected young recipients for the 2014 “Europe 40 Under 40®” hail from across eleven European nations: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, and Turkey—the best of the young best of Europe.

"This year's awarded Europe 40 Under 40," states Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The  Chicago Athenaeum, "are some of the brightest and most progressive architects and designers ever selected in this program over the years. Their work is highly innovative, densely imaginative, and full of a new spirit that characterizes European design today." The young European architects selected for 2014 provide an insight and an overview of the architectural scene in Europe, and with the aid of portraits and short explanatory texts, photographs of leading projects, featured agencies and architects and their websites.

The 2014 “Europe 40 Under 40” Laureates are:

• Mr. Bernardo Bader of Bernardo Bader Architects (Dornbirn) 
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Johan De Wachter of Johan de Wachter Architects (Rotterdam) and 2DVW Architects 
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3
• Nina Milkova Ilieva of NIMA (Sofia/Bulgaria and NYC/USA)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Jesper Bork of Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH (Vienna)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3
• Vincent Barué of VBNB Barué Boutet Architectes Associés (Paris)
- Nicolas Boutet of VBNB Barué Boutet Architectes Associés (Paris)
• Gwénaël Le Chapelain of Agence a/LTA architectes - urbanistes (Rennes)
- Maxime Le Trionnaire of Agence a/LTA architectes - urbanistes (Rennes)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Vincent Baur of Ateliers O-S architectes (Paris)
- Guillaume Colboc of Ateliers O-S architectes (Paris)
- Gaël Le Nouëne of Ateliers O-S architectes (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Laurent Gravier of Fres Architectes (Paris/Geneva)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Miguel Cornejo of Avenier-cornejo Architectes (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3 | Project 4 | Project 5

• Gaston Tolila of Tolila+gilliland Atelier D'architecture (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Serge Joly of Joly & Loiret Agence D’architecture (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Paul Emmanuel Loiret of Joly & Loiret Agence D’architecture (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Alexandre de Muizon of RMDM architectes (Saint Ouen)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Brice Chapon of Parc Architectes (Paris)
- Emeric Lambert of Parc Architectes (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2

• Antoine Petit of Atelierpng Architecture (Paris)
- Nicolas Debicki of Atelierpng Architecture (Paris)
- Grichka Martinetti of Atelierpng Architecture (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Julien Rousseau of fresh architectures (Paris)
Project 1

• Benjamin Clarens of CUT architectures (Paris)
- Yann Martin of CUT architectures (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Léonard Lassagne of DATA (Paris)
- Colin Reynier of DATA (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3
• Jean-François Laurent of Ajeance (Sélestat/Paris)
- Julien Jeanroy of Ajeance (Sélestat/Paris)
- Jean-Charles Riber of Ajeance (Sélestat/Paris)
- Jean-Baptiste Leduc of Ajeance (Sélestat/Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Bassam El-Okeily of Bassam El-Okeily Architect (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Charlotte Hubert of h2o architectes (Paris)
- Jean-Jacques Hubert of h2o architectes (Paris)
- Antoine Santiard of h2o architectes (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Elias Anastas of AAU Anastas (Paris)
- Yousef Anastas of AAU Anastas (Paris)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Christian Wiese of Christian Wiese Arquitectos (Ecuador)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Alexander Tränkle Lightingdesign (Lindau)
Project 1  

• Britta Knobel Gupta of Studio Symbiosis (Stuttgart)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3 | Project 4 | Project 5
• Scott Kyson of Sudio Kyson (London)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Theo Reitsema of reitsema & partners architects (Rijssen)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3
• Boštjan Gabrijelčič of Arhitektura d.o.o.(Ljubljana)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Mojca Gregorski of Modular arhitekti d.o.o. (Ljubljana)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• María González of SOL89 (Seville)
- Juanjo López de la Cruz of SOL89 (Seville)
Project 1 Project 2 | Project 3 Project 4

• Sara Martin Camara of Fres Architectes (Paris/Geneva)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture (Cambridge, MA., USA)
Project 1Project 2 | Project 3

• Jaime J. Ferrer Forés of Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects (Palma)
Project 1 | Project 2 Project 3

• Anna Maria Bordas of bordas+peiro (Paris) 
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Paloma Hernaiz of OHLAB /oliver hernaiz architecture lab (Madrid)
- Jaime Oliver of OHLAB /oliver hernaiz architecture lab (Madrid)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

• Alper Aytac of Aytac Architects (İstanbul)
Project 1 | Project 2 | Project 3

The “Europe 40 Under 40®” program was initiated by The European Center as an bi-annual program to  spotlight and identify the next generation of architects and designers who will impact future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas. 

Presented bi-annually, the program is open to all young architects, landscape architects, urban planners, industrial designers, graphic designers, and fashion and textile designers who are under the age of 40 who are working independently or in a firm or on a specific project where they are the lead designer.

Read more about the programm at our "Press release" section or download the "Press release" of the European's Centre here.

Program Philosophy

Europe 40 Under 40® is an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects. The program is directed to support new and emerging design talent 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 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.

Every two years, architects under the age of 40 (as of December 1, 2017) are invited to submit projects (built or unbuilt) to be judged by a panel of distinguished architectural practitioners, developers, architectural journalists, educators, and critics. Participating architects under 40 can be either working as individual practitioners or collaborating inside an established firm as the principal lead designer of the projects submitted.
In addition to the 27 European Union member countries, architects from the following European nations are invited to participate: Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Albania, Monaco, Andorra, Serbia, Montenegro, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Canary Islands, Faeroe Islands, San Marino, and Iceland.

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.

Architects, Landscape Architects and Urban Planners can apply. 

The Closing date for the next round of entries is September 30, 2017.


Projects are judged on the merit of design innovation with the emphasis of pushing the envelope beyond conventional methods and exploring new theories, ideas, and approaches to contemporary design. Additional criteria for evaluation includes the use of the latest building technologies, the investigation of new materials, the incorporation of energy conservation and environmental consciousness in design, a practical sensitivity to the environment and to urban and rural surroundings and conditions, and a forward-thinking respect for “green design” as mandated by the European Union.
The jury will select individual architects on the basis of submitted work and the potential of their impact on the future of the profession.

The results of Europe 40 Under 40 are announced in Summer and take the form of an exhibition opening in Europe and scheduled for travel. The exhibition is also presented in the United States by The Chicago Athenaeum. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and documents the work of the 40 selected architects.
The European Centre for Architecture Design Art and Urban Studies invites young architects to submit for Europe 40 Under 40 either on line at or by posting the submission. Each applicant can submit between 1-3 projects for consideration. For posted applications, attach the following on one CD-ROM (per project):
• A postal or online completed application form.
• One to three (1 to 3) photographs per project, site plans, floor plans, sections, and elevations, in 300 dpi JPEG format no larger than 4-6 MB.
• One-page description per project.
• Application fee of €200.

Cheques made payable to: The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Payment can be made by Mastercard/Visa/American Express or by bank wire transmission. Email for electronic payment details.

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies 

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