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Announcing the best emerging young architects & designers in Europe

ATHENS, GR: 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 this year’s most promising and emerging design talents in Europe for 2017.

“The jury selection and process were extremely difficult,” states Ioannis Karalias, President of The European Centre for Architecture Art, Design and Urban studies. “The jury was presented with hundreds of excellent projects and designs from skyscrapers and large —scale urban planning projects to the highest quality industrial designs for commercial and consumer use. It was difficult to narrow the number down to just 40.“ WINNERS’ LIST: Spread across Europe, the selected young recipients for the 2017 “Europe 40 Under 40®” come from Austria, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Spain, Netherlands, Latvia, Switzerland, and Turkey. The laureates selected for 2017 that provide an insight of the design scene in Europe, are:

-Samuel Gonçalves, Summary-Samuel Gonçalves, (Portugal)
-Gian Luca Gaudenzi, NZI ARCHITECTES, (France)
-Fanny Landeau, ATELIER 56S (France)
-Benjamin Bore, Julien Perraud, Thomas Durand, Raum (France)
-Jean-Louis Le Didier, BAST, (France)
-Sven Matt, Innauer Matt Architekten, (Austria)
-Alexandros Kitriniaris, KAAF-Kitriniaris Associates Arch, (Greece)
-Thanasis Polyzoidis, Topio7, (Greece)
-Je Ahn, Studio Weave, (United Kingdom)
-Jose Cadilhe, diONISO LAB, (Portugal)
-Isabelle Buzzo, Buzzo Spinelli Architecture,(France)
-Lina Lagerstrom, SEPTEMBRE, (Sweden)
-Gabor Fabian, arkt studio, (Hungary)
-Maelle Tessier, Tact architectes, (France)
-Lina Ghotmeh, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, (France)
-Guillermo Reynes, Gras Architectos, (Spain)
-Christoph Hesse, Christoph Hesse Architects, (Germany)
-Augustin Fausheur, Augustin Faucheur Architecture & Urbanism, (France)
-Aristides Dallas, AD Architects, (Greece)
-Melike Altinisik, MELIKE ALTINISIK ARCHITECTS, (Turkey)
-Clement Devignes, TAG Architects, (France)
-Juan Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez Architekten GmBH, (Switzerland/Spain)
-Francois Guinaudeau, TITAN, (France)
-Jorge Cheng, Lorena Franco de Souza Ferreyra, Cheng Franco Architectos, (United Kingdom)
-Miguel Alonso Flamarique, Mrmarquitectos, (France)
-Omer Selcuk Baz, Yalin Mimarlik, (Turkey)
-Alexandre Delaunay, SABO project, (France)
-Andrea Guazzieri, GFC, (Italy)
-Johan Laure, Guillaume Giraud ,Hadrien Balalud de Saint Jean, Nas Architecture, (France)
-Phillippe Rizzotti, Phillippe Rizzotti Architectes, (France)
-Daniela Seifermann, UberRaum Architects, (Germany)
-Marianna Athanasiadou, Schema arhitecture & engineering, (Greece)
-Joao Caldas, Murmuro, (Portugal)
-Joakim Kaminsky, Kjellgren KAMINSKY Architecture AB, (Sweden)
-Raul Forsoni, GFC, (Italy)
-Laurent Noel, ATELIER MARTEL (France)
-Marieke Kums, Studio Maks, (Netherlands)
-Austris Mailitis, Mailitis AIIM, (Latvia)
-Alberto Mottola, DEMOGO studio di architectura, (Italy)

THE SELECTION PROCESS: The forty architects and designers of 2017 were selected by a jury composed by some of the most prestigious architecture and industrial design offices, eminent academics
and publishers.

THE PROGRAM “EUROPE 40 UNDER 40®”: the program is initiated by The European Center as a biannual program to spotlight and identify the next generation of architects and designers who will impact
future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas. The program is open to all young architects, landscape architects, urban planners, industrial designers, graphic designers, fashion and textile designers
currently under the age of 40, working independently / in a firm / on a specific project as the lead designer.


• “Europe 40 Under 40” exhibition will take place on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at the Contemporary Space Athens (74 Mitropoleos Str). Afterwards, the exhibition is planned to be hosted in venues around Europe.
• For more information about the jury, the architects, the designers and their works, please visit
• Please note that the deadline for the 2018 program is December 1, 2018. Online applications are available at
• 40 under 40 Social Handles: @40under40europeandesign (Facebook & Instagram)


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

April 12, 2018
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