The list of finalists for the Millennium bcp Début Award, by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is announced.
The Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début is awarded after an independent selection with two distinct phases. First, through an open call for self-proposals. At the same time, the Triennale invites dozens of international architects* to nominate those they consider worthy of this award. The set of proposals is then made available to the jury, which selects the list of finalists and the winning practice. The award received 95 applications from across the globe.
The shortlist of ten architecture firms, included Indian architecture practice, RC Architects. RC Architects’ work was also featured in Future Trajectories | Promising Architectural Practices of India
The full shortlist of the Millennium bcp Début Award is below:
Atelier Tiago Antero – ATA (Portugal)
Atelier Tropical – Valerie Mavoungou (Congo)
messina | rivas architectures (Brazil)
Nana Zaalishvili (Georgia)
Rohan Chavan (India)
Valeria Savinova (Russia)
Spatial Anatomy (Singapore)
The international jury responsible for this selection highlighted that
“If the début projects of any architect indicate their future path, from the ten Début practices shortlisted it is possible to imagine the future work of an entire generation. There is much that can be learned from these young architects, hailing from different continents, about emerging standpoints on sustainability, social equity and community inclusiveness. The Début finalists prove once again what architecture can do, but, more importantly, what it should do in the present and at the service of our time.”
The Jury for the award consisted of:
Cristina Veríssimo (Portugal)
Diogo Burnay (Portugal)
N’Goné Fall (Senegal)
Yael Reisner (Israel)
Zhang Ke (China)
The award aims to celebrate new voices and forms of practice and contribute to the young professionals’ creative, intellectual and professional growth at a crucial and potentially transformative stage in their career with a €10,000 prize. The winner of the Début Award will be revealed at an open event during the opening days of the Triennale 2022, September 30.