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AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

United Kingdom Architecture News - Nov 05, 2020 - 15:32   6051 views

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

The Architectural Review has announced the 16 shortlisted architects for the 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards, the shortlist includes emerging practices working in China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam, Paraguay, Mexico and Peru, and in Kenya and India, as well as in the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Portugal and Switzerland.

The 2020 shortlist includes practices that collaborate with local people in Peru and Vietnam, create extraordinary homes in Ireland and Japan, and intervene in rural landscapes in Spain and Mexico. Some practise across borders, in Dublin and Belfast, and in Geneva, Lisbon and Madrid. 

Public squares are carved out of the city of Olot and a disused apartment building given new life in Seoul. Buildings are made of earth in Paraguay and of bricks in London. 

In a remote bookshop in China, architecture and furniture blur and combine; in Kenya, as much care is given to a seat as to a building. Programmes include schools and community spaces in India, a medical centre in France, and a marketplace in Mexico.

The Architectural Review said that "while the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep us apart, we are delighted to be holding this year’s judging virtually, with each of the 16 shortlisted practices presenting their projects to our jury of previous Emerging Architecture finalists, including Manuel Aires Mateus, Dorte Mandrup and Sameep Padora." 

The judging will be held during WAFVirtual, a week-long digital architecture festival running 30 November to 4 December 2020, where the AR will also be bringing together and catching up with AR Emerging Architecture alumni in a series of revealing conversations.

First launched in 1999, the AR Emerging Architecture awards grant early recognition to young designers and celebrate the architectural stars of tomorrow. 

Announced later in 2021, the winner will receive a £10,000 prize and a second practice will be awarded the Peter Davey Prize, now in its third year and selected by the AR editors in tribute to Peter Davey, former AR Editor and founder of Emerging Architecture. 

The winners will take home a specially commissioned trophy and all finalists will participate in a series of panel discussions and have their work exhibited.

Scroll down to see the full shortlisted architects for the 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards below:


AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Ros Kavanagh

Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects, United Kingdom / Ireland

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Su Shengliang

Atelier Tao + CAR, China

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Adria Goula

Carles Enrich Studio, Spain

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Leonardo Mendez

Equipo de Arquitectura, Paraguay

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Rafael Gamo

Gabriela Carrillo, Mexico

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Alexander Eriksson Furunes

Khadka + Eriksson Furunes, Vietnam

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © François-Xavier DA CUNHA LEAL

MAAJ Architectes, France

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Luis Asin 

Nomos, Portugal / Switzerland / Spain

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Eleazar Cuadros

Semillas, Peru

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Jihun Bae

STPMJ, South Korea

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Prasad and Rasika Badave

Studio Advaita, India

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Studio Propolis

Studio Propolis, Kenya / United Kingdom

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Jim Stephenson

Surman Weston, United Kingdom

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Yurika Kono

Suzuko Yamada Architects, Japan

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Gabriel Felix

Taller Capital, Mexico

AR announces shortlist for 2020 Emerging Architecture Awards

Image © Jose Hevia

Unparelld’arquitectes, Spain

Copies of the Emerging Architecture issue, featuring all 16 finalists, can be purchased from the AR’s online shop

Since 2018, the awards have recognised a body of work rather than a single building, and aspiring candidates share a small portfolio of three projects with The AR: a completed building, a work in progress, and an idea. 

Previous winners include Shigeru Ban, Thomas Heatherwick and Sauerbruch Hutton; more recently, Carla Juaçaba, Avenier Cornejo and Frida Escobedo. While the AR can take no credit for their individual talents, the award contributed to the success of these designers by promoting them on a global stage.

Founded in 1896, The Architectural Review provides critical perspectives and stimulating opinions on international architecture.

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