Targeted at international emerging architects, the Début Award boosts the recognition of young professionals or recently established practices. This distinction awards outstanding work, critical ideas, and encourages their career with a monetary prize.
Until 31 May, any architect or office with an average age under 35 is eligible. A prize of 5 000 € will be awarded to the winner. Also, a shortlist of 10 architects or practices will receive honorary mentions.
In addition to applications, a list of candidates will be nominated by a panel of nominators. Every candidate, either nominated or applying, will have to submit the same materials for evaluation.
The winner will be selected by the Début Award jury:
Tim Abrahams (UK), architecture critic and editor of Machine Books Fernanda Bárbara (BR),
architect Margarita Jover (FR),
architect and researcher Tetsuo Kondo (JP),
architect Luís Santiago Baptista (PT),
architect and architecture critic André Tavares (PT),
architecture critic and curator Mimi Zeiger (US),
The winner will be announced during the opening week (5-9 October, 2016), and will be invited to give a lecture during the Lisbon Architecture Triennale’s finissage.
The world is transformed through architecture. Under the title The Form of Form, with André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes as chief curators, this edition wants to further the discussion around the practice of architecture, emphasizing sharp lines of thought in a social context in rapid transformation. The Form of Form comprises 67 days filled with 4 main exhibitions, 6 Satellites, 3 Awards, 1 Competition, 1 International Conference, 14 Associated Projects, and much more. This extraordinary set of events will highlight the diversity of Lisbon’s urban landscape, inviting the public to explore unexpected places, discovering new paths in the city and its outskirts.
Founded in 2007, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is an open platform for debate, research and promotion of contemporary architecture. Its 4th edition takes place in 2016, establishing the project’s maturity, reaffirming its principles of independence and plurality of visions.
Applications until 31 May 2016 – 11:59 pm