Now in its 14th year, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and style , along side the ecu Centre for Architecture Art Design and concrete Studies, are organizing “Europe 40 Under 40” for 2020-2021. Each year, our Institutions invite young European professionals to participate during this innovative awards program that spotlights Europe’s next generation of up-and-coming European design practitioners.

“Europe 40 Under 40” includes architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and industrial and graphic designers who are European citizens under the age of 40 as of December 2020.

Previous Laurates of “Europe 40 Under 40” have gone on to determine extraordinary careers within the design fields from Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels (2010) to British designer Paul Flowers (2010) now Chief Design Officer at Grohe AG. this is often a prestigious program for young professionals in design to realize much-needed recognition for his or her talent and to showcase their works to their peers and to the general public . To date, over 700 young European designers are awarded since the beginning of this program. Each year, the winners of “Europe 40 Under 40” along side their projects are included during a catalog published by Metropolitan Arts Press and are exhibited at our Museum in Athens, Greece, the ecu Centre Athens, and throughout Europe.

Architects and industrial designers up to 40 years old (as of New Year’s Eve , 2020) are invited to submit projects to be judged by a committee of distinguished architectural practitioners, developers, architectural, and style journalists, educators, and critics.

Participants, either working as individual practitioners or collaborating inside a longtime firm because the principal lead designer/architect of the projects submitted, can only apply as individuals; no firms allowed.

Information for Architects
Eligible architectural projects (built or conceptual) may include residential, commercial, institutional, educational, civic, religious, and transport buildings, urban planning, urban design, architecture , interior architecture, etc.

This is a private program where only professional architects, landscape architects, and concrete planners can apply.

Information for Industrial Designers
Eligible industrial design projects (manufactured or conceptual) may include furniture, appliances, utensils, accessories, tools, electronics, etc.

This is a private program where only design professionals can apply.

The deadline for the 2021 program is DECEMBER 1, 2020.

The jury will select the individual industrial designers and designers supported submitted work and therefore the potential of their impact on the longer term of the professions.

The results of EUROPE 40 UNDER 40® AWARDS are going to be announced in early 2021 and can be presented as an exhibition which will open in Athens, at the ecu CENTRE during the autumn of an equivalent year.

All award-winning architects and designers will be included in the edition entitled Next New Talented Generation of European Architects & Designers by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

More information and online applications are available at The European Centre’s website at
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Konstadina Geladaki, Director of Communications, The European Centre in Greece at

  • Title

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE EUROPE 40under40 Awards 2021w22
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    December 01, 2020 11:30 PM
  • Venue

  • Price

    200 euros
  • Country Restrictions

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Kosovo

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