Winners of YTAA Asia Edition Announced

John Hill
5. October 2020
All images courtesy of YTAA

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the three winners of the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) Asia Edition.

YTAA's goal is to "support the talent of recent graduates – the architects, urban planners and landscape architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future – as they enter the professional world." 

Submissions for the inaugural Asia Edition came from registered schools of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design in China, India, Japan, and South Korea. In total, 139 nominated diploma projects were submitted from 61 schools, with nine finalists named last month.

The three winners of the YTAA 2020 Asia Edition (alphabetical by country):

The winners were announced today during the first YTAA Day. Due to the postponement of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the YTAA 2020 exhibition will open on May 22, 2021 at the European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora in Venice as a collateral event of the Biennale. Before that, the exhibition will start in November 2020, traveling to universities in addition to Venice.

In addition to visibility through the exhibition, the winners receive:

  • a diploma
  • 5,000€ each
  • a profile on World-Architects.com
  • participation in events such as the awards ceremony and the Future Architecture Platform
  • USM furniture to design their work space
See also: Winners of the YTAA 2020 (Europe and Latin America)

The Wall - Children's Teaching Restaurant by Peiquan Ma, Yuan Liu, Jing Cheng, Yuxuan Liang, Zi’ang Li

The Wall - Children's Teaching Restaurant by Peiquan Ma, Yuan Liu, Jing Cheng, Yuxuan Liang, Zi’ang Li (CN/Tianjin University. School of Architecture)

The Wall - Children's Teaching Restaurant by Peiquan Ma, Yuan Liu, Jing Cheng, Yuxuan Liang, Zi’ang Li (CN/Tianjin University. School of Architecture)

Children’s Teaching Restaurant. This project was built in 2019 by AHO`s Scarcity and Creativity Studio (SCS) and Architecture School of Tianjin University. It is located in Xiamutang village, Ji 'an city, Jiangxi province, China. To revitalize the local village, students from AHO and Tianjin university built a children's teaching restaurant for Xiamutang.

The Wall - Children's Teaching Restaurant by Peiquan Ma, Yuan Liu, Jing Cheng, Yuxuan Liang, Zi’ang Li (CN/Tianjin University. School of Architecture)

Mending the gap: Landscape conservation for the island of Aliabet by Shreeni Benjamin

Mending the gap: Landscape conservation for the island of Aliabet by Shreeni Benjamin (IN/CEPT University. Faculty of Architecture)

Mending the gap: Landscape conservation for the island of Aliabet by Shreeni Benjamin (IN/CEPT University. Faculty of Architecture)

Coastal management is one of the most indeterminate parts of urban planning for a resilient future. Ignoring minor miscalculation can result in devastating consequences. The overlooked social cost of the Sardar Sarovar Dam has left the island of Aliabet from an ecologically rich and diverse habitat of the bountiful wetland fauna to a saline wasteland.

Mending the gap: Landscape conservation for the island of Aliabet by Shreeni Benjamin (IN/CEPT University. Faculty of Architecture)

Yulgok street by JiSoo Kim

Yulgok street by JiSoo Kim (KR/Hanyang University. School of Architecture)

Yulgok street by JiSoo Kim (KR/Hanyang University. School of Architecture)

Find and maximize the meaning of the value of the old from a modern point of view. In other words, we must find new values that exist in the layers of time from a modern perspective. The Yulgokno project was the tragic end of Changgyeonggung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, which had forgotten stories. What should happen to the restoration project?

Yulgok street by JiSoo Kim (KR/Hanyang University. School of Architecture)
The YTAA 2020 Asia Edition Jury:

  • Momoyo Kaijima (Chair), Principal of Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo, Japan
  • Minsuk Cho, Architect, founder of Mass Studies, Seoul
  • Chitra Vishwanath, Principal Architect and Managing Director of BIOME, Bengaluru
  • Li Xiangning, Deputy Dean, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Eduard Kögel, Berlin based architect member of the Scientific Committee of ABE Journal and member of Advisory Board of the Journal of Chinese Architectural History at Qinghua University in Beijing


YTAA is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union, in collaboration with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); World-Architects as founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; the sponsorship of Jung, Jansen and Regent; and the support of USM.

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