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Announcing the 2020 40under40® European Architecture and Design Awards

We are thrilled to unveil the winners of the "Europe 40 Under 40®" for 2020, the world's rising figures in the field of architecture and design and their stand-out and out of box projects.

It’s crucial to keep an insightful vision even during such harsh Pandemic-times. This way we continue to raise hope for a better future in the design and architecture community worldwide.

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 2020.


Spread across Europe, the selected young recipients for the 2020 "Europe 40 Under 40®" come fromThe laureates selected for 2020 who provide an insight into the architectural scene in Europe are in alphabetical order and per country the following:
Bastien Beguier, Baíto Architects - France
Valentin Bernard, LA SODA - France
Pierre Janin, FABRIQUES architectures paysages - France
Djamel KaraRopa&Associes Architectes - France
Hélène Latour, LA SODA - France
Sébastien Magrez, Atelier MIMA - France
Nicolas Mallet, Mallet Morales - France
Antoine Michaud, Atelier MIMA - France
Clement Miglierina, elua® - France
Guillaume Ramillien, Guillaume Ramillien Architecture - France
Yvain Renard, Architecture Office Yvain RENARD - France
Diego Romero, DEMAIN architecture paysage - France
Benjamin Van Den Bulcke, BVA / ATP - France
Illiana Kerestetzi, mold architects - Greece
Mado Samiou, Mado Samiou Architecture - Greece
Tamás Deilinger, Group Dyer - Hungary
Balázs Domokos, Group Dyer - Hungary
Matteo Defendini, DEFENDINI ARCHITECTS - Italy
Danilo Petta, Danilo Petta - Mask Architects - Italy
Peter Pichler, Peter Pichler Architecture - Italy
Paolo Uboldi, UP-A Uboldi Paolo Architetti srl - Italy
Mateusz Górnik, Gornik Architects - Poland
Andrzej Truszczyński ,TKHolding - Poland
Maria João Andrade, MJARC arquitectos lda - Portugal
Darius Reznek, Karres en Brands - Romania
Sebastian Nagy, sebastian nagy architects, s.r.o - Slovakia
Jorge Cobo Susperregui, COBO Architecture - Spain
Miguel Crespo Picot, Zooco Estudio - Spain
Javier Guzmán Benito, Zooco Estudio - Spain
Enrique Jerez, Jerez Arquitectos - Spain
Sixto Martín Martínez, Zooco Estudio - Spain
Jordi Pimas Megias, studio1984 Spain/France
Julius Taminiau, Julius Taminiau Architects - The Netherlands
Robbert Jan Van Der Veen, ECHO Urban Design - The Netherlands
Ant Vervoort, Frankie Pappas International - The Netherlands
Emre Açar, ACARARCH - Turkey
Kemal Serkan Demir, Office Istanbul Architects - Turkey
Mennan Elmacı, Elmaci Architects Turkey
Burak Pekoglu, BINAA, Building INnovation Arts Architecture - Turkey
Chloe Humphreys, The Landscape Studio - United Kingdom

We are proud and honored to announce this year’s Europe 40 Under 40 Awards’ Jury and our collaboration with the Academic Members of the Department of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.

The forty architects and designers of 2020 were selected after careful evaluation of each of their projects by prestigious architects, professors at the Czech Technical University (CTU) - Department of Architecture in Prague, Czech Republic.

More specifically, the Jury consisted of the following four acclaimed academic members:

• Doc. Ing. arch. Luboš Knytl
• Arch. Marco Maio
• Ing. arch. Jan Šabart
• Doc. Ing. arch., Lenka Popelová

For more information about the jury please visit


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 exhibition titled “40 Young European Architects with New Visions” that will take place in November 2021 in Athens, Greece, at the EUROPEAN CENTRE (74 Mitropoleos Str.). 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 2020 and will be available internationally to archi-lovers all around the world.

For more information about the architects, the designers, and their work, please visit

We're already accepting entries for next year's competition. Select and submit your finest work for EUROPE 40 UNDER 40 2021; showcase the projects that best reflect your impact in the fields of architecture, construction, and design.

Please note that the deadline for the 2021 program is December 1, 2021.


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

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