Perspectives: Young Architects' Forum

On Saturday 23 November, the Architects’ Council of Europe held a public conference in Barcelona and invited 12 young European architects (aged under 40) to explain how they perceive the practice of the profession today (risks, opportunities, challenges, difficulties), share experiences, good practice and innovative solutions for the creation and running of an architectural office and the practice of the profession. They also presented their visions, expectations and desires for the future of the profession and expressed what they expect from the European Union to support the practice of the profession and achieve quality in the built environment.

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"L ́architecture est par essence un acte politique"

Programme "Perspectives: Young Architects' Forum" - COAC Barcelona


Isidre GAVIN, Secretary General of Infrastructure and Mobility, Catalan Government
Xavier MATILLA,Chief Architect, Barcelona City Council
Assumpció PUIG,Deanof the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC)
Lluís COMERÓN, President of the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE)
Georg PENDL, President of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)

KEYNOTE SPEECH by Kjetil Trædal THORSEN, Snøhetta founding partner

Cristina GAMBOA MASDEVALL, La Col(Spain) - Presentation
Jan THEISSEN& Björn MARTENSON, AMUNT(Germany) - Presentation
Cristi BORCAN, StudioBasar(Romania) - Presentation
Walter PRENNER, Columbosnext (Austria)

Sebastian SKOVSTED, Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter (Denmark)
Jaufret BARROT, Finalist 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award (France) 
N’UNDO (Spain)
Filipe MAGALHÃES, Fala Atelier (Portugal)

LAUNCH OF THE 2020 EDITION OF THE YOUNG TALENT ARCHITECTURE AWARD (YTAA) by Anna RAMOS, Director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Sofia DONA (Greece)
Erkko AARTI, AOR (Finaland)
Marieke KUMS, Studio Maks (the Netherlands) Presentation
Tinatin GURGENIDZE, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial (Georgia)
Enrico MUSCHELLA& Antonino CALIÒ, WHOLE-Urban Regeneration (Italy)

Conclusion by Tamas Szucs, EU Commision, DG Education & Culture

Download the programme here

Video recordings of the sessions are available on the ACE youtube channel.
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