Europe 40 Under 40® is an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects and designers. The program is directed to support new and emerging design talents that will influence the near future of European design, thinking, and theory with the direct consequence of impacting future environments and future European and international cities. The key is to bring wider recognition to 40 of the most promising emerging professionals working in the European Union and other countries inside Europe, fostering and encouraging new talent and new creative thinking at the forefront of tomorrow's profession.
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design are pleased to announce the initiation of selection of this year’s most promising and emerging design talents in Europe for 2020. Forty architects and industrial designers will be selected this year by a jury of architecture and design practitioners, academics and publishers invited by The European Centre's advisory committee. The program is initiated to spotlight and identify the next generation of architects and industrial designers who will impact future living and working environments, while providing an insight of the architectural and design scene in Europe. Τhe program is open to architects, landscape architects, interior design architects, urban planners and industrial designers, who are under the age of 40.