The jury of the 2020 session of Albums des jeunes architectes et paysagistes was held on January 14 and 15, 2021, adapting its modalities to the health crisis.

Under the chairmanship of the Minister of Culture, he was co-chaired by Jacqueline Osty, landscape designer, 2018 National Landscape Grand Prix and 2020 National Urban Design Grand Prix, and Pierre-Louis Faloci, architect, 2019 National Architectural Grand Prix.

Created in 1980, the Albums des jeunes architectes et paysagistes (AJAP) competition aims to detect young talents within these two professions and to make them known in France and the world.

Organized every two years with the support of the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, AJAP is open to architects and landscape designers under the age of 35, with no nationality requirement, having carried out a project or participated in a competition in France.

The competition rewards young professionals who are distinguished by their design and innovation skills, the care they take to carry out their projects and their commitment to societal issues.

The young professionals rewarded with this award are invested in the architecture of everyday life and know how to design and build. They are particularly attentive to the issue of ecological transition and creation integrating the reuse of existing. Located all over France and endowed with a great creative potential, they are representative of the diversity of current practices in architecture and are able to offer to all, with modest developments a neat and harmonious living environment.

The winners of the 2020 Young Architects and Landscape Albums are:

In the category Architects:

  • A6A: Roberto DE UNA, Michel HARDOIN, Antoine RAGONNEAU – Bordeaux (33)
  • BOTEKO workshop: Léa CASTEIGT – Paris (75)
  • SENZU WORKSHOP: David DOTTELONDE, Wandrille MARCHAIS – Paris (75)
  • URBAN PROPERTY: Jérôme STABLON -– Paris (75)
  • CROS & LECLERCQ ARCHITECTS: Benjamin CROS, Rémi LECLERCQ – Toulouse (31)
  • FORALL STUDIO: Hugo CRESPY – Paris (75)
  • Gougeat Julien – Paris (75)
  • GRAM: Romain FREYCHET – Paris (75)
  • Jollivet Lucas – Lyon (69)
  • Lis & Daneau Architects: François LIS, Clément DANEAU – Grenoble (38)
  • MOONWALKLOCAL: Lucas GEOFFRIAU, Etienne HENRY, Camille RICARD – Bordeaux (33)
  • OYAPOCK architects: Adrien MONDINE – Paris (75)
  • SAPIENS ARCHITECTES: Yann LEGOUIS, Baptiste MANET – Paris (75)

In the category Landscape designers:

  • Altitude 35: Benoît BARNOUD, Clara LOUKKAL – Saint-Denis (93)
  • Workshop of the furrow: Nicolas BESSE, Pauline GILLET – Molières (24)
  • Atelier L Paysage: Florine LACROIX – Vinezac (07)
  • Lema Paysage: Giulia PIGNOCCHI, Julien TRUGLAS – Lille (59)

The 2020 AJAP winners will benefit for two years from a promotion campaign implemented by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine and the French Institute, including:

- a dedicated website hosted on the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine website;

- an exhibition presented from 14 October 2021 to 14 November 2021 at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, then travelling in France and abroad. The scenography will be entrusted to Jean-Benoit Vétillard, architect, winner of the 2018 AJAP. The exhibition will be curated by Cyrille Véran. This exhibition will be the occasion, in each place where it is presented, to organize debates and meetings with the local circles of architecture, landscape and culture;

- the publication of the AJAP 2020 catalogue in June 2021, bringing together the work of the winners, published in connection with the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine.

- participation in professional events and contact with some 15 public and private contractors involved in promoting young architects gathered in a “Sponsors Club”.

This mobilization in favour of talented young professionals is part of the policy led by the Ministry of Culture in support of cultural and creative sectors.