June 1, 2005
by Canadian Architect
The best of Britain’s young architectural talent will be on show at the V&A this summer from June 21st to August 29th. A display of the winners of AJ Corus 40 under 40 will show work by 40 of the country’s best architects under the age of 40.
Those chosen as part of the 40 include David Adjaye, Sybarite, F.A.T. and Block Architecture. Projects on display will include a wide range of designs from large-scale public buildings to small rural dwellings, terraced housing to bridges.
Participants were invited to submit work to a panel of industry specialists which included designer and broadcaster Kevin McCloud; AJ editor Isabel Allen; V&A’s Head of Projects Gwyn Miles; architects Will Alsop and Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre; developer Crispin Kelly and Matthew Teague of Corus.
The competition is a revival of an event that last took place in 1988, which was a popular showcase for young design talent. Previous winners include Will Alsop, David Chipperfield, Sunand Prasad and Ian Simpson.
There will be a special award presented by Corus to one of the 40 architects for the best use of steel within the built environment. The exhibition will also tour the country and will be on show at the National Museum of Scotland from October 10th to 30th to coincide with the Stirling Prize announcement.
AJ Corus 40 under 40 will be on display in Gallery 50 of the V&A and will be free to all visitors.