Cass graduate wins prestigious international Young Talent Architecture Award

Matthew Gregorowski named as one for four winners of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA)
Date: 29 June 2018
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have named Cass graduate Matthew Gregorowski (pictured, bottom left) as one of four winners of the second biennial Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA).
Submissions for the prestigious award came from registered schools in Europe and, for the first time this year, from China and South Korea: 334 nominated diploma projects from schools in 34 countries.
Matthew's submission, entitled Deplorable Framework, proposed a "holistic reinvention of the British countryside." Responding to "a series of housing, elderly care, and landscape management crises," Matthew's project imagines new estates in underused portions of the UK's national parks, documenting the changes with beautiful drawings.

The Jury were impressed by the 'complexity of the post Brexit situation and how the author deals with a strong concept to reimagine this new situation'.

The four winners of the YTAA 2018:
  • Hendrik Brinkmann, College of Architecture, Media and Design Berlin University of the Arts
  • Matthew Gregorowski, The Cass Faculty of Art Architecture & Design London Metropolitan University
  • Loed Stolte, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Delft University of Technology
  • Julio Gotor Valcárcel, Madrid School of Architecture Polytechnic University of Madrid
​An awards ceremony will take place at Palazzo Mora in Venice on September 20th in the framework of the YTAA 2018 Exhibition, a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia that will remain open to the public until November 25th.

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA)

The YTAA aims to support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects, who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future. YTAA has emerged from an interest the initial stages of these students’ development and a desire to support their talent as they enter into the professional world.

The award is organised in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE); and World Architects as a founding partner; the European Cultural Centre as a partner in Venice; sponsored by Jung and Jansen; and with the support of USM.