Press Release: 2021-2022 Europe 40under40® Award Winners Tell a friend

Announcing the Best Emerging Young Architects & Designers in Europe

We are thrilled to unveil the winners of the “Europe 40 Under 40®” program for 2021-2022, the world's most promising figures in the field of architecture and design and their stand-out and out-of-box projects.

During these challenging times, it is crucial to keep insightful visions alive. Presenting Europe’s most hopeful personalities in the fields of architecture and design is what gives us hope for a better tomorrow.

Without further ado, 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 the emerging architectural and design talents in Europe for 2021-2022.

Spread across Europe, the selected young recipients for the “Europe 40 Under 40®” come from the following countries: Albania, Austria, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, providing an insight into the architectural scene in Europe. Listed in alphabetical order per country, they are:

Alda Çapi, AÇA — Albania

Stephan Schwarz, ISSS research | architecture | urbanism - Austria
Oliver Steinbauer, STEINBAUER Architektur + design — Austria

Llorenç Batlle, ABBA (Atelier Baste Batlle Architects), — France
Andrien, Cosnefroy FAY ARCHITECTS — France
Emmanuelle Déchelette, Déchelette Architecture — France
Pierre-Arnaud Descôtes, Pierre-Arnaud Descôtes Architecte - France

Frédéric Einaudi, ATELIER EGR - France
Maria Enescu, SCHÉMAA— France
Vincent Eschalier, Studiο Vincent Eschalier — France
Laure Gahéry, Office Zola architects — France
Adrian Garcin, TAUTEM Architecture — France
Christelle Gautreau, Bond Society — France
Édouard Guyard, Office Zola architects — France
Samson Lacoste, Atelier YokYok — France
Alexandre Lahyani, atelier LÂME Architecture - France
Pierre Le Quer, COMBAS Architectes — France
Luc Pinsard, Atelier YokYok - France
Margaux Puech-Pelipenko, L’atelier b2p architecture — France
Benjamin Rocchi, SAS d'architecture NARA - France
Benoit Rotteleu, Benoit Rotteleur Architecte — France
Dimitri Roussel, DREAM - France
Ingrid Sabatier, ISSS research | architecture | urbanism — France
Nicolas Sisto, Sisto Studios Architects — France
Jérôme Stablon, Bien Urbain - atelier d’architecture — France
Ermis Chalvatzis, Lianou Chalvatzis Architects (Lc Architects) — Greece
Darragh Breathnach, DUA — Ireland
Anna Merci, Anna Merci Architecture — Italy
Maciej Franta, Franta Group — Poland
Mickaël Martins Afonso, Martins Afonso Atelier de Design - Portugal
Rui Dinis, spaceworkers — Portugal
Alina Chereyskaya, SA lab — Russian Federation
María González Aranguren, Aranguren & Gallegos Architects — Spain
Fernando Mena, TOUSIDONIS ANISI — Spain
Konstantino Tousidonis, TOUSIDONIS ANISI — Spain
Michiel Van Driessche, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners — The Netherlands
Lebriz ATAN KARAATLI, KAAT Architecture + Urban — Turkey
Cihan Sevindik, Nous Architecture — Turkey
Nesile Yalçın, Studio Monas — Turkey


We are proud and honored to announce this year’s Europe 40 Under 40 Awards’ Jury and our collaboration —for yet another year— with Europe's leading architects, designers, and academics who have received numerous distinctions and awards for their work. Namely:

Mino Caggiula
Architect, Founder at Mino Caggiula Architects SA

Mert Eyiler
Architect, Founder + Director at MeMALoNDoN

Christoph Hesse
Architekt BDA, Dipl. Arch. ETH, Founder at ChristophHesseArchitekten GmbH
Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Dirk U. Moench
Architect, Founder at INUCE

Constantinos Yanniotis
Head Architect at Yanniotis & Associates Architectural Bureau

More information about the jury’s members and bios.


The “EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®” is an annual awards program initiated by The European Centre to highlight and distinguish the next generation of architects and designers who will impact future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas. It is an annual celebration of innovation and creativity.

The program is open to all young architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and industrial designers currently under the age of 40, working independently, in a firm, or on a specific project as the lead designers.


All winning projects will be featured in the exhibition titled “40 Young European Architects with New Visions” that will take place in December 2022 at THE EUROPEAN CENTRE, 74 Mitropoleos Str., Athens, Greece. Both the dates and the duration of the exhibition will be announced shortly.

A special edition based on the show will also be published by the Metropolitan Arts Press featuring the Next New Talented Generation of European Architects and Designers for 2021-2022 and will be available internationally to archi-lovers all around the world.

Note. We've already started accepting entries for next year's competition. Select and submit your finest work for “EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®” 2022-2023; showcase the projects that best reflect your impact in the fields of architecture, construction, and design. Online applications are available at

Please note that the deadline for submissions in the 2022 program is December 1st, 2022.


For another year, that has been difficult on a global scale because of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Europe 40 Under 40 Awards” presenting Europe’s rising figures in the field of architecture and design is what gives us hope for a better tomorrow.

As an organization, we would like to wholeheartedly thank every entrant that submitted their project in this year's program, and the Jury members who devoted their time and energy to distinguish the industry's best-rising talents.

INFORMATION: Ms. Konstadina Geladaki
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
Tel: +30-210 3428511, Email: