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.

Austria

Mag. arch. Marta Schreieck jury chair 

Marta Schreieck studied Architecture from 1975 to1981 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Prof. Roland Rainer. Since 1982 she has been running an architectural office in Vienna together with Dieter Henke. In 2004, Marta Schreieck was Curator of the Austrian Pavilion at the 9th Architecture Biennale in Venice. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Academy of Art in Berlin.

A short selection of completed projects: ÖBV Residential Building Vienna 1993, Faculty of Social- and Economic Sciences Innsbruck 1998, Parkhotel Hall / Tirol 2003, Office Tower “Hoch Zwei” Vienna 2008, Borealis Innovation Headquarters Linz 2009 and the Erste Campus Headquarters Building Vienna 2015 as well as the TrIIIple towers in Vienna in 2021.

She has received numerous prizes and awards for her projects and has been invited to contribute to numerous exhibitions (for example Biennale di Venezia 1996, 2008, 2018).

 Dipl.-Ing. Wojciech Czaja

Wojciech Czaja studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology and worked as an architect for several years at the beginning of his professional career. Today he works as an architecture journalist, book author and presenter in German-speaking countries (including for the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard). His thematic focus is on architecture, urban culture, the real estate industry and innovative building technologies. Most recently, his Corona Lockdown book ‘Almost.100 Cities in Vienna’ (Edition Korrespondenzen) was published. Currently, his open-air exhibition Frauen Bauen Stadt. The City Through a Female Lens (with Katja Schechtner) is shown in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna. 

Wojciech Czaja has been member of numerous juries in the fields of architecture, urban art and creative industries.

Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Renate Hammer, MAS

Renate Hammer studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, graduated in 1994, as well as philosophy at the University of Vienna. She completed her postgraduate studies in Urban Engineering at the University of Tokio and Solar Architecture at the Danube University Krems.

From 1998 to 2013, Renate Hammer had been scientific researcher at the Department for Building and Environment, Danube University Krems, where she became Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Architecture.

Since 1999, she has been working as a self-employed architect and has officially been authorized as civil engineer for architecture. In 2013, together with Dr. Peter Holzer, she founded the private research entity Institute of Building Research & Innovation ZT-GmbH. Renate Hammer teaches at the University of Applied Sciences, Campus Vienna, at the University of Art and Design Linz and at the zt: akademie Austria. She is secretary general of Plattform Baukulturpolitik and member of the advisory board of the Federal Chancellery in the matter of building culture. She is member in various bodies such as the standardization committee for daylight planning, the German and the Austria lighting society, the Sustainability Advisory Board of the Salzburg Festival or the Oxford Round Table.

Her personal focus lies on the implementation of comprehensive sustainability in the building sector. She has special expertise in the area of sufficiency research in housing, daylight utilisation as well as residential health.

Mag. Katharina Kindelmann

Katharina Kindelmann studied business administration and human resource management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where she graduated in 1998. She first gained experience as Marketing Manager at Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, then moved to Belgrad, where she worked as Marketing Manager at HVB Bank Serbia and Montenegro. Later, at Putz & Stingl Event, Public Relations und Werbung GmbH she was responsible for setting-up the SME-Unit. Since 2008, she has been working in marketing at Baumit, where she became Head of Marketing and Communications at Wopfinger Transportbeton Ges.m.b.H in 2013. She is a member of the marketing working group of Güteverband Transportbeton (Austrian Ready Mixed Concrete Association). From 2018 until 2021, she had been a member of the executive board of Betonmarketing Österreich. 

Mag. Simone Oberndorfer

After studying Commercial Science, Simone Oberndorfer had been working for several years at the Corporate Finance Devision of Deloitte. She then briefly worked in London for a real estate company, also in the same field, before actively joining the family business in 2007, one of the largest Austrian producers of prefabricated concrete products. In 2018, she became part of the management team. Since then she has been responsible for Sales, Staff & Human Resources, Marketing, Logistics & Assembly. Since April 2020, she has been managing the company, run by the Oberndorfer family, in the fourth generation.

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Querner, MBA

Markus Querner is managing partner at iC Consulenten Ziviltechniker GesmbH in the field of construction & project management. Following his studies in Civil Engineering and Business Administration (entrepreneurship) he has specialised in project management and control, construction site supervision, contract and public procurement law as well as project monitoring. He is member of several committees and working groups, e.g. Cooperative Project Development a working group at obv, Austria’s largest platform for construction technology.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan P. Schleicher 

Stefan P. Schleicher is Professor at the Wegener Center on Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz, Austria, and consultant to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research in Vienna. He obtained his academic degrees from the University of Technology in Graz and the University of Vienna. He held academic positions at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, the University of Bonn, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Stanford University. His research focuses on economic modelling and economic policy issues with special emphasis on sustainable structures in the context of energy and climate. His current research activities involve the transition of our economies to high resource-efficient and low-carbon structures, monitoring and analyzing all installations covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, and the evidence of the impact and conflicts of the 2020 and 2030 targets for EU energy and climate policy.

Dipl.-Ing. Gernot Tritthart

Gernot Tritthart studied ceramics at the Montanuniversität Leoben. For 25 years, he has been working for Lafarge Austria in a variety of functions from quality and product management to sales and marketing, where he became Sales and Marketing Director in 2009. He is the representative of Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH on the Executive Board of the Austrian Cement Association VÖZ, in the Austrian Economic Chambers WKO and in various technical standard and guideline committees. He is a regular contributor at conferences and congresses on a wide range of construction issues encompassing the issue of sustainability. For many years, he had been a jury member evaluating the contributions for the concrete student trophy.


BELGIUM

Adrien Verschuere - jury chair

Studies in Architecture at ISA St-Luc Tournai, Belgium and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (diploma with Prof. E. Zenghelis in 1999). He was a design architect at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel between 2000 and 2003 and at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture - Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam until 2001. Adrien Verschuere is the co-founder of the architecture firm Made in, Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2010, he established BAUKUNST in Brussels and from 2017 in Lausanne. In 2019, BAUKUNST presented its first solo show at Bozar (Brussels), accompanied by a monograph publication (Ed. by Koenig Books) and at the Solo Galerie (Paris) in 2020.

Adrien Verschuere is regularly invited as guest critic or lecturer in various institutions, among others : the FAUP Porto, IRGE Universität Stuttgart, Berlage Institute Rotterdam, USI Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, Kyoto Design Lab, and ETH Zürich.

From 2019, Adrien Verschuere is Visiting Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Klaas De Rycke

Klaas De Rycke is a Belgian civil engineer, and architect. He is a senior lecturer at the Architecture School of Versailles (Ensa-V, France) where he is also a researcher as part of the LEAV lab. Since 2017, Klaas is also active as a Senior Teaching Fellow and researcher at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Klaas De Rycke dedicates his time and energy to the academic world in parallel with his professional activity.

Klaas joined Bollinger+Grohmann in 2003. The world-known company was originally founded in Frankfurt by the German engineers Prof. Dr Klaus Bollinger and Prof. Ing.

Manfred Grohmann who share the same passion for architectural engineering. As a partner at Bollinger+Grohmann Holding AG, Klaas heads the offices in Paris and Brussels that are specialized in complex structures, facade and parametric design. He is solicited to work on morphologically complex projects.

Klaas’ fields of expertise are the structural and manufacturing optimizations through mathematical and complex numerical approaches. He is working on the use and implication on design of machine learning in numerical calculations coupled with the use and im- plication of genetic algorithms in structural and architectural approaches and their carbon impact. He is also a specialist on complex façade engineering. He gathered and used his expertise in multiple international projects.

Within his educational activities, he aims to share his rich professional experiences with his students. Klaas initiated multiple workshops throughout the world. He develops projects with students and Bollinger+Grohmann collaborators by exploiting parametrical designs, digital fabrications and the use of new technologies and building materials.

Stefanie Everaert

Doorzon interior architects was founded in 2005 by Stefanie Everaert and Caroline Lateur. 

Their assignments were initially mainly private, ranging from apartments and renovations to smaller interventions such as specific made-to-measure furniture. Over the past 17 years, however, their field of work has expanded further to include public and international projects, numerous prestigious competition designs, scenographies and exhibitions. 

Since 2016 they both work as lecturers at KU Leuven (Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent) where, together with Prof. Dr. Ir.-Arch. Fredie Floré, the master's thesis studio ‘Vraagstukken uit de praktijk'. 

 

At the invitation of architecten devyldervincktaillieu, they took part in various 'Open Calls' organised by the Vlaams Bouwmeester. 

The Brussels architectural firm 51n4e invited them for two projects in Tirana (ALB), of which the Centre for Openess and Dialogue was inaugurated in 2015 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.

In 2016 Doorzon interieur architecten, together with architecten devyldervincktaillieu and Filip Dujardin, were selected by the VAi for the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Under the name of BRAVOURE, they curated an exhibition on the theme of craftsmanship, each time showing a remarkable detail of 12 different full-scale Belgian architectural projects in the pavilion. 

Commissioned by the VAi, a publication on this exhibition was also published (De Vylder, J., Vinck, I., Taillieu, J., Everaert, S., Lateur, C., & Dujardin, F. (2016).  Bravoure scarcity beauty. Antwerp: Christophe Grafe, dir. Flanders Architecture Institute.

Partly because of and thanks to these multidisciplinary and international collaborations, the importance and role of the interior architect was investigated and deepened in a broad, socially relevant context. This is one of the ambitions that Doorzon wishes to further propagate, in order to give a face to the discipline of the interior architect within Flanders and beyond.

image: Jef Jacobs

Aurélie Hachez

Aurélie Hachez (1983) is an architect based in Brussels. She graduated from ISACF La Cambre in 2008 and founded AHA, her own architectural office in April 2012. Since then her practice has focused on designing projects of different scales including furniture design, interior renovation or architecture and urban planning projects. She was guest teacher at TUDelft for the chair Urban Architecture between 2019 and 2021.

Philippe Vander Maren

Philippe Vander Maren graduated as an architectural engineer from UCL University in 1995.  After working with Pierre Hebbelinck and Charles Vandenhove, he created his own office in 2002 with Mireille Weerts.  He is currently teaching at UMons and ULiège and is also co-founder of the Jeanne and Charles Vandenhove Foundation.

A selection of the work he has done (in collaboration with the artist Richard Venlet): renovation of the former presbytery of Saint Gertrude (2002-2008), chapel, meditation space and mortuary of the AZGroeninge hospital (2008-2010), transformation of the Augustinian convent in Bouge (2009-2011), transformation of the Cointreau distillery into an artist's studio and home (2011-2014), transformation of a house in Rhode-Sainte-Genèse (2012-2017), house in Grez Doiceau (2011-2020).

The work of his office has been recognised by a nomination for the Belgian Architecture Prize (2015), nomination for the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe (2009), Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts in 2008, Prize of the Province of Flemish Brabant in 2009. 


Germany

Sandra Hofmeister

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

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.

Jan Kampshoff

Jan Kampshoff is a visiting professor for design and building construction at the TU Berlin. Born in 1975, he studied architecture at the münster school of architecture and founded the modulorbeat studio while still a student, which he runs together with Marc Günnewig in Münster. modulorbeat is known for projects at the interface of architecture, art and urbanism. Their works were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award and were awarded the Bauwelt Prize and the German Architecture Prize, among others. Jan Kampshoff taught at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, at the University of Auckland and at the msa | münster school of architecture. From 2009 to 2015 he was a research assistant for architectural design at the University of Kassel. Since 2014 he has been a member of the board of the Westfälischer Kunstverein. As a visiting professor, he has been teaching at TU Berlin since 2017 in the DE/CO - Design and Building Construction department.

Ulrich Nolting

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

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

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.


IRELAND

Shane Birney, BSc, Barch SHANE BIRNEY ARCHITECTS

Shane Birney studied architecture at University of Dundee, gaining First Class Honours, and was awarded the RIAS Silver Medal.  Prior to setting up the practice, Shane worked in Scotland and Australia on projects ranging from small scale residential to substantial projects in the Education and Arts sectors.  Shane has been a visiting critic at a number of universities in the UK and Ireland and is a director in the Forum for Alternative Derry.  He also teaches as a STEM Aware Associate and is a W5 ambassador.

John Dobbin, B.Sc Arch (Hons), B.Arch (Hons.), ARB, MRIAI, MIDI - SHAY CLEARY ARCHITECTS

John is an architect, urbanist and cocktail enthusiast. Following graduation from University College Dublin School of Architecture, he worked in London for nine years with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Squire and Partners where he was an Associate. He returned to Dublin in 2017 to join Shay Cleary Architects, where he is a Director. The practice has a wide portfolio of commercial work in design development, under construction and completed. It also has a particular interest in housing and has conducted detailed research and development of new residential typologies which are high density, low rise and often provide an improved yield when compared to more traditional apartment development. The practice has a number of schemes in design development and under construction utilising this developing body of residential expertise for the Build to Sell and Build to Rent sectors.

 

David O’Mahony, M.ARCH, BSC (ARCH), MRIAI – MOLA Architecture

David studied Architecture in University College Dublin where he developed a passion for concrete design. As part of his postgraduate research at UCD, David investigated the expressive potential of concrete as a construction material and in 2014 was the National Winner of the International Concrete Design Competition. This research saw him graduate with First Class Honours and paved the way for further studies and product development of his concrete hypothesis. 

Today David practices as an Architect with MOLA Architecture where he specialises in the delivery of large-scale residential projects. He continues to explore his enthusiasm for concrete design with the Irish Concrete Society where he currently serves as a member of council.

 

Tania Miller, B.Arch. Proj. Man. Dip. MRIAI - Kelliher Miller Architects

Graduated with honours from Architecture at UCD in 1990. Completed the RIAI Examination in Professional Practice in 1994. Tania worked for a number of architectural practices in Ireland, U.K., Barcelona and Madrid before establishing Kelliher Miller Architects in 2001 with Katherine Kelliher. Kelliher Miller Architects is design-led conservation accredited practice with particular focus on sustainable design. 


Netherlands

Marieke Kums – STUDIO MAKS – jury chair

Marieke designs with STUDIO MAKS a variety of projects from small artistic installations to buildings and urban design in the Netherlands and abroad. The studio focuses on the design with fluent spatial forms with programmatic value, in which the relationship between humans, nature and technology is questioned.

Marieke studied at MIT Boston and graduated cum laude from TU Delft. She worked with SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima & Ruye Nishizawa in Tokyo before starting her own firm STUDIOMAKS in 2010. This Rotterdam based studio has won many awards, including the40 under 40 Awardand a nomination for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award for theVisitor centre Park Vijversburg. She is currently a professor at Leibniz Universität in Hanover.

Ellen van Genechten – Hurks

Ellen has developed from architecture to innovative product and concept development with a strong focus on sustainability and circularity. She likes to focus on the impact on sustainability of what she develops. Based on her experience as a product developer of prefab concrete, her focus within the jury will not only be on sustainability and the aesthetic side, but also on the technical feasibility of the design ideas.

Ellen graduated from TU Eindhoven and then worked at various (inter)national architectural firms before she followed her passion for product and concept development of precast concrete. At Hurks, she is currently working on developments in sustainability and innovation. 

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.

Pim Peters - IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs

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. Structural engineering and sustainability will be his focus in the jury.

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 sustainability of 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.

Serge Schoemaker – Serge Schoemaker Architects

Serge is fascinated by the ‘art of building’, the careful design and manufacture of buildings, spaces and details. According to him, however, good design is not just about the aesthetic improvement of our environment, but equally about enhancing the quality of life. In this judging, as in his work, he will pay particular attention to the experience of the senses. Materialisation and detailing are an integral part of this.

Serge studied architecture at TU Delft and at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. In 2001, he won the Archiprix International with his graduation project. He worked for the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor as project architect of the Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne. In 2008, he started his own firm Serge Schoemaker Architects. For his much-discussed transformation of the 'brutalist' Fort of Hoofddorp (2010-2020), he received an Honourable Mention at the BNA Best Building of the Year award in 2021.