Press Release: Winners of the 2019 Europe 40under40 Awards 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®" for 2019, the world's rising figures in the field of architecture and design. 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 most promising and emerging design talents in Europe for 2019.

Spread across Europe, the selected young recipients for the 2019 "Europe 40 Under 40®" come from Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom. The laureates selected for 2019 who provide an insight into the architectural scene in Europe are in alphabetical order and per country the following:

Elina Kritikou - EKKY Studio Architects L.L.C. (Cyprus)
Simon Barthelemy - NOVO architectures (France)
Raphaël Bétillon - Bétillon & Freyermuth architects (France)
Moïse Boucherie - TRACKS Architectes (France)
Fabien Brissaud - MOBILE Architectural Office (France)
Meriem Chabani - TXKL Architectes Urbanistes (France-Algeria)
Benjamin Cros - Cros & Leclercq Architectes (France)
Michel De Rocca Serra - Orma architettura (France)
Florent Descolas - OYAPOCK Architectes (France)
Guillaume Freyermuth - Bétillon et Freyermuth architects (France)
Jean Luc Fugier - PAN architecture (France)
Véronique Hours - A.P.Arts (France)
Michel Juen - Michel Juen Architecte dplg (France)
Vanessa Larrère - OECO Architectes (France)
Pierre Lelievre - Atelier L2 (France)
Christophe Lemoal - Lemoal Lemoal Architectes (France)
François Lepeytre - Atelier CMJN (France)
Jean-François Madec - Jean-François Madec - Architecte DPLG (France)
Lorenzo Majer - bianchimajer (France)
Pauline Marchetti - Ferrier Marchetti Studio (France)
Anne-Julie Martinon - MAAJ ARCHITECTES (France)
Adrien Mondine - OYAPOCK Architectes (France)
Ronan Prineau - Atelier Ronan Prineau (France)
Jean-Benoît Vétillard - Jean-Benoît Vétillard Architecture (France)
Ilias Papageorgiou - PILA (Greece)
Maria Tsaftari- Urban Soul Project (Greece)
Τhomas O Brien - T O B Architect (Ireland)
Marco Tanzilli - TA.R.I-Architects (Italy)
Jakub Cieślik - grupaVERSO (Poland)
Anna Paszkowska - Grudziąż - 81.WAW.PL (Poland)
Łukasz  Skorek – KUMSTUDIO Łukasz Skorek (Poland)
Rocío Pina - ENORME Studio (Spain)
Carlos Quevedo Rojas - Carlos Quevedo Rojas (Carquero Arquitectura) (Spain)
Mijke De Kok - Studio Valkenier (The Netherlands)
Mehmet Cemil Aktaş - Caps Architects (Turkey)
Ilgın Avcı - CAA.Studio (Turkey)
Fatih Yavuz - FREA (Turkey)
Scott Kyson - Studio Kyson (United Kingdom)



The forty architects and designers of 2019 were selected by some of the most reputable and multi-awarded imminent architects in Greece. More specifically, the jury consisted of four acclaimed Greek architects:

- Tsampikos Petras: Architect, Founder of Petrās Architecture
- Thanasis Polyzoidis: Architect, Co-Founder of Topio7 Architecture
- Iro Skouloudi: Architect, Designer
- Tzina Sotiropoulou: Architect, Co-Founder of Architectones02, Founder of

The "EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®" is an annual program initiated by The European Centre to spotlight 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 "EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®" exhibition that will take place in October 2020 in Athens, Greece, at the EUROPEAN CENTRE (74 Mitropoleos Street). Both the dates and the duration of the exhibition will be announced shortly through our social media pages.
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 3 is available internationally to archi-lovers all around the world through our website at


As an organization, we would like to 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. For more information about the jury, the architects, the designers, and their work, please visit
We are already accepting entries for next year's competition. Select and submit your finest work for "EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®" 2020; 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 the 2020 program is December 1, 2020.

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