lisbon trienale

Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début Award

Submission: February 28, 2022
Registration: February 28, 2022
Language: English
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


For the fourth time, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale presents 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 we hope to support new voices and forms of architectural practice. We also hope the award will contribute to these authors’ intellectual and professional growth at a critical and transformative stage in their careers.


  • 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 February 28, 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 case of an individual application, the projects that are presented should be uniquely and exclusively authored by the applicant.
  • The prize will be given to one person, in case of individual application, or a studio, in case of a collective application. The prize will not be given to a group of individual names.


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.


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