Each participating country will assemble a jury team that may contain architects, engineers, designers, teachers, and industry experts. These national jury teams will be published on this website as soon as they are known.


Pim Peters - IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs (jury chair)

Pim combines his love for construction with his passion for architecture. His specialty is structural sustainability. Pim is father of the so called ‘donor skeleton’ whereby structural elements from buildings to be demolished are actually reused in new buildings. 

Pim studied Civil Engineering at TU Delft. As a structural engineer he has designed many constructions during the 22 years he has been working at IMd. He is initiator of many research projects into the considerate use of raw materials and smart construction, together with graduate students at TU Delft. He is also a member of the BMNL van de National Environmental Database and participated in the working group Circular Design of Betonakkoord.

Albert Herder – Studioninedots

Albert has designed several famous and award-winning residential buildings. He is a specialist in designing collective facilities in highly urban mixed use areas and transforming old office buildings and former industrial sites into living-working concepts. Places that impress through their spaciousness and experience, with spaces that draw you in.

Albert Herder,architect and founding partner of Studioninedots, graduated from the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam. In 1995, he started his own company and in 1999 he founded HVDN architecten with Arie van der Neut. In 2011, Studioninedots was founded by architects Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut and Metin van Zijl. Their spatial designs are willful and driven by the desire for physical spaces that invite people to interact. Well-known projects are Het Kasteel in Amsterdam Sciencepark, the office YOU in Paris, Westbeat in Amsterdam and De Alliantie HQ in Hilversum.

Arjen Ketting – MVRDV

Arjen has developed considerable knowledge concerning the practicalities of building and has accumulated a strong foundation for his niche sustainability expertise, which he brings to the benefit of a wide range of projects in the office, from single-family housing, to urban plans, and from concept phase to execution. Arjen is driven by the passion to collaborate with as many people as possible, make connections and create partnerships, work together to make sustainable projects and ultimately a sustainable society possible.

Arjen Ketting is senior associate, architect at MVRDV. He completed his Bachelor in Building Environment studies at the Haagse Hogeschool, and his Master of Architecture at the Academie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam. He joined MVRDV in 2008 after having worked for a number of building engineering and architectural offices.

Jan de Koning – De Jong Beton

Jan works passionately and enthusiastic in precast concrete. He is expert on both architectural concrete and a wider perspective on sustainability in the built environment. He works with the Betonhuis association Betonproducenten Nederland on innovations like binder from calcined clay and aesthetic challenges like the best black concrete.

Jan studied Industrial Engineering at TU Eindhoven and mechanical engineering at HZ University applied sciences at Vlissingen. After director positions with industrial infrastructural concrete manufacturers he could get in De Jong Beton and has built up this business to a fantastic partner for architectural concrete. Recently he followed a Masterclass on sustainable alternatives with prof. Karen Scrivener at TU Lausanne.

Paul Stavert – Powerhouse Company

Pauls main focus is on large-scale, urban mixed-use projects that create new places in previously neglected urban deserts. He is interested in creating value and architectural quality within the laws of economics that control commercial real estate development. For him, being a ‘Powerhousian’ means three things: enthusiasm, passion and joy. 

Paul studied architecture at the Faculty of Building Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), where he received his Master of Science in Architecture, Building and Planning in 2007. Paul started as self-employed architect and joined between 2008 and 2011 the Amsterdam-based practice SeARCH. Before joining Powerhouse in 2012 Paul worked on specific projects with Erick van Egeraat and worked in New York with Rietveld Architects.


Max Dombrowski – schlaich bergermann pertner

Max Dombrowski is a project manager in structural engineering at schlaich bergermann partner. He studied civil engineering at the TU Berlin from 2013 to 2019. In his work, he is involved in the structural engineering testing of complex reinforced concrete structures. Furthermore, he deals with sustainability aspects of concrete construction as well as with the development of material-efficient structures. In an honorary capacity, he is involved as a founding member of the Attitude Building Collective, a construction collective with the goal of advancing the transformation to a more environmentally sustainable construction industry.


Sandra Hofmeister – DETAIL

Sandra Hofmeister is editor-in-chief of DETAIL. She studied architecture, art history and Romance languages and literature at the Technical University and the Free University of Berlin as well as at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where she completed her doctorate in 2006. As an author and editor, she has published numerous books on architecture and design. Her journalistic contributions have appeared in German and English-language newspapers and magazines as well as on online platforms.

After gaining editorial experience in various architecture trade magazines, Sandra Hofmeister was editor-in-chief of the German Domus from 2012 to 2015. Since 2016, she has been editor-in-chief of DETAIL, where she is responsible for the book programme, the international magazine and the online platforms. She currently also teaches design history at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Markus Holzbach – HfG Offenbach School of Art

Markus Holzbach is Professor of Visualisation and Materialisation at the HfG Offenbach School of Art. There, the architect and materials and process engineer heads the Institute for Material Design IMD. After training as a mould maker in a model workshop and studying to become a materials and process engineer at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Markus Holzbach worked as a development engineer. From 1994 to 2000 he studied architecture at the University of Kaiserslautern. He then taught, researched and completed his doctorate at the Institute for Lightweight Design and Construction ILEK at the University of Stuttgart. As a registered architect, he realises his own projects in the fields of architecture, design and materialisation. From 2008 to 2010 he held the chair of mathematics at the Department of Civil Engineering at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. Since 2009, he has been a professor at the HfG Offenbach School of Art and was Dean of the Design Department from 2016 to 2019. He is Visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Milano. Other teaching positions have taken him to RWTH Aachen, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam/NL and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT in Cambridge/USA, among others.

Ulrich Nolting – ImformazionsZentrum Beton

Ulrich Nolting is Managing Director of the Concrete Information Centre. After training as a reinforced concrete builder, he studied at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences for Printing, where he graduated as an industrial engineer in 1990. From 1991 to 1993, he studied international marketing at the Baden-Württemberg Export Academy in Reutlingen. He then gained professional experience in advertising agencies and printing companies before becoming assistant to the Managing Director in 1995 and authorised signatory at Südwest Zement GmbH in 2000. From 2002 to 2015, Ulrich Nolting was Managing Director of Beton Marketing Süd GmbH. Since April 2015, he has been Managing Director of InformationsZentrum Beton GmbH with contact and advice centres in Beckum, Düsseldorf, Hannover, and Ostfildern. To promote innovative design concepts and new areas of application for cement-bound building materials, the IZB has been awarding the Concrete Design Competition for students in addition to the Concrete Architecture Prize since 2003.

Holger Techen – Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Holger Techen is Professor of Structural Engineering and Building Construction at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. He studied civil engineering at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt from 1983 to 1989. He then worked at the engineering firm König + Heunisch in Frankfurt/M, before returning to the university in 1992 as a research assistant, where he completed his doctorate in the field of structural glass engineering at the Institute for Solid Construction. This was followed by positions at the Hamburg engineering firm Windels, Timm, Morgen and, from 2000, at Bollinger + Grohmann, where he worked as a project manager on buildings with a strong architectural influence. In September 2006, Holger Techen was appointed to the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches structural engineering and building construction in the architecture course and conducts research on the acoustic effectiveness of façades in urban spaces and on green façades. Since 2007 he has been a partner in the engineering office imagine structure GmbH, based in Frankfurt and Cologne.

Anca Timofticiuc – Mensing Timofticiuc 

Anca Timofticiuc was born in Constanta, Romania, in 1982 and studied architecture at Ion Mincu University Bucharest and Leibniz University Hannover between 2000 and 2006. From 2007 to 2012, she was a research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin in the Department of Design and Building Construction. There she initiated the doctoral colloquium 'Design in Teaching, Application and Theory'. During the same period, she founded the Mensing Timofticiuc office in Berlin with Marius Mensing. From 2017 to 2019, she was a visiting professor for architectural design at the University of Kassel.

For the winter semester 2021/2022, Anca Timofticiuc was appointed Professor of Building Theory and Design at the Department of Architecture of the Peter Behrens School of Arts at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.