Launched in 1999, the AR Emerging awards grant early recognition to young designers and celebrates the architectural stars of tomorrow. Established in response to the heavy-hitting Gold Medals, Pritzkers, and other lifetime achievement awards, the AR Emerging awards recognise a promising portfolio of work and propels young talent onto the international stage early in their careers.

Previous winners and finalists include Shigeru Ban, Anna Heringer, Thomas Heatherwick, Frida Escobedo, Sameep Padora, Dorte Mandrup, Li Xiaodong, and many more. Shortlisted practices will be published in the AR’s November issue and will then be invited to the World Architecture Festival (December 2022) in Lisbon, for the announcement of the winners and a celebration of the shortlisted work. 

View the 2022 shortlist here and the full list of entries here.

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The 2022 shortlist
See the 16 shortlisted architects here

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"The awards greatly helped us to continue developing existing ideas and triggered new opportunities for us to create projects and processes for social change"
Jesica Amescua Carrera and Mariana Ordóñez Grajales, co-founders, Comunal Taller de Arquitectura, Winner of AR Emerging Awards 2019