For the fourth time, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will present the Début Award to an architect or a practice in order to celebrate their achievements and stimulate their career. Applications, both individual and collective, will be evaluated by an international jury. A group of influential nominators from Portugal and other parts of the world will also suggest other studios that will be invited to apply, besides the submissions made by the applicants’ own initiative.
With this new edition of the Début Award the organisers hope to support new voices and forms of architectural practice.
The competition is open to architects under the age of 35 (thirty five), or any architecture office with an average age up to 35 (thirty five) by 28 February 2022. Only one submission per applicant will be admitted.
For collective applications, the group of architects must be working together on a regular basis and each of the submitted projects must be authored by at least 2/3 (two thirds) of the applying group. In the case of an individual application, the projects that are presented should be uniquely and exclusively authored by the applicant.
Prize and Conference
A prize of €10,000 (ten thousand Euro) will be awarded to the winning architect or studio. A shortlist of 10 (ten) architects/studios will also be honourably mentioned.
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale will organise and promote a conference with the winner of the Début Award, which will take place in an auditorium, in the Portuguese capital city, during the opening days (29 September – 1 October 2022). The Lisbon Architecture Triennale will cover travel and accommodation expenses for at least 1 (one) person. The exact date and venue will be confirmed by the organisation at a later date.