YMAA 2024 : Morocco’s emerging architectural scene seeks recognition

YMAA 2024 : Morocco’s emerging architectural scene seeks recognition

YMAA 2024 : Morocco’s emerging architectural scene seeks recognition 3417 1300 YMAA

The Moroccan architectural scene is gearing up to celebrate emerging innovation and creativity with the enthusiastic launch of the 2nd edition of the Young Moroccan Architecture Awards (YMAA) starting in February 2024. These prestigious awards will spotlight the exceptional achievements of young architects under the age of 45 who will be selected by an exclusive jury.

Launch of the Young Moroccan Architecture Awards (YMAA) 2024 Edition

Morocco, a land of architectural innovation, will warmly welcome the launch of the third edition of the Young Moroccan Architecture Awards (YMAA) in 2024. These prestigious awards, bestowed by a prestigious international jury, will showcase exceptional accomplishments designed by young architects, all under the age of 45. The aim is to celebrate emerging creativity and emphasize excellence within the Moroccan architectural community.

Awards and Jury Selection for YMAA 2024

The most deserving architects will receive awards in 16 different categories, along with three special distinctions. Presided over by the eminent architect Fikri Benadallah with Odile Decq, a distinguished French architectural figure, as the guest of honor, the international jury comprises renowned architects who will undoubtedly enrich the evaluation process, and is as follows:

  • Benabdallah Fikri : Jury President
  • Odile Decq : Honorary Jury
  • Rachid Andaloussi : Architect
  • Débora Giorgi : Architect
  • Maria El Glaoui : Architect
  • Karim Hendili : Architect – UNESCO
  • Driss Kettani : Architect
  • Youssef Melehi : Architect
  • Aziz Mennane : Vice-President CNOA
  • Faycal Sentissi : Architect

The selection process will unfold in two stages. Mid-year, the nominees’ evening will declare the finalist architects and projects in each category. Finally, on December 12, 2024, the YMAA Awards ceremony will take place in the presence of the finalist architects, senior architects, institutional figures, personalities from the construction industry, as well as those from the arts and culture.

Open Registrations

Registrations for YMAA 2024 will be open online from February 29 2024, via the dedicated website for this event: www.ymaa.ma. This innovative competition, the first of its kind in Africa and the MENA region, underscores the importance of youth and creativity in the Moroccan architectural scene. Thanks to strategic partnerships, this event will benefit from significant media coverage, propelling Morocco’s emerging architectural scene onto the global stage. To register, visit the website : www.ymaa.ma

About the Young Moroccan Architecture Awards :

The Young Moroccan Architecture Awards (YMAA) aim to recognize and reward talented young Moroccan architects, providing a global platform to showcase their exceptional achievements. Organized biennially by the Archimedia Group, the YMAA celebrate excellence and contribute to shaping Morocco’s future architectural heritage, while stimulating the creativity of the new generation of architects.

Press contact : presse@ymaa.ma // +212 816322

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