YAC is a association whose aim is to promote architectural competitions amongst young designers – no matter if graduates or students.
Firstly, YAC aims to encourage design-related research by regurlarly providing tangible architectural or urban planning projects. By doing so, YAC wishes to inspire reflections about physical places for increasingly volatile and dynamic human activities. Secondly, it aims at endorsing young architects’ creativity and talent by granting the best of them adequate prizes and good exposure amongst paper and web platforms. YAC wishes to breathe new life into the design culture to pragmatically address issues on human action and soil consumption. YAC wishes numerous architects will join this challenge.Read more
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YAC and European Space Agency's Topical Team launch a call for ideas aiming to imagine the first moon research base.
Juries of excellence
During its years of activity, YAC has collaborated with some ot the most refined firms of the international architectural scene, that, from competition to competition, were asked to express their judgement on the project proposals received.Read about our international jurors
Eduardo Souto De Moura
Souto De Moura Architects
Michele De Lucchi
AMDL Michele De Lucchi Studio
Kengo Kuma and Associates
Zaha Hadid Architects
Manuel Aires Mateus
David Chipperfield Architects
Press review and publications
The results of YAC’s competitions are often the subject of designated editorial projects or articles in the most prestigious trade magazines.
YAC’s network includes some of the most renowned cultural institutions of the international scenario.
Universities, companies, public and private institutions
With over ten years’ experience, YAC is a leading organizer of architectural competitions for high-profile partners.
Calls for ideas and invited competitions
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