Studio vão is the winner of the Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début Award in 2022 for the originality, commitment to sustainability and elegance of its work, both in terms of architectural design and a deep understanding of materials.
The Début 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. This award is given 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.
“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.”
Atelier Tiago Antero – ATA
Atelier Tropical – Valerie Mavoungou
messina | rivas architecture office
Idaaf Architects / RC Architects
* The nominators of the Début Award shortlist in 2022 were:
Alice Rawsthorn, Ana Dana Beroš, Bekim Ramku, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Chuka Ihonor, David Basulto, Denise Scott Brown, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Eve Arpo, Fabrizio Gallanti, Hanna Dencik Petersson, Herbert Wright, Jimenez Lai, Joanna Wasko, Josephine Michau, Julija Reklaitė, Marina Otero Verzier, Martynas Germanavičius, Matevž Čelik, Mimi Zeiger, Nathalie Weadick, Olamide Udoma-Ejorh, Paul Preissner, Paula Nascimento, Saimir Kristo, Sevra Davis, Shumi Bose, Sini Parikka, Taro Igarashi, Vera Sacchetti, Victoria Thornton, Zahra Ali Baba