The jury is made up of international architects. The members reflects the international nature of the competition.
From left to right : H. RICHARDSON (JURY), S. CORBEL (VMZINC®), H. BERENGUER (JURY), B. KUWABARA (JURY), C. VANBIERVLIET (JURY), P. FINCH (PRÉSIDENT DU JURY), M. JAKOBSSON (JURY), F. JUNG (JURY) ET N. MERLO (JURY) - CRÉDIT PHOTO VMZINC
PAUL FINCH (EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, ENGLAND)
Known as the director of the WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL'S programmes, PAUL FINCH is also editorial director of ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW and ARCHITECTS’ JOURNAL. A History graduate from SELWYN COLLEGE in Cambridge, his entire career has been focused on journalism and the defense of architecture.
HEINZ RICHARDSON (ARCHITECT, JESTICO + WHILES, UNITED KINGDOM)
HEINZ RICHARDSON is director at JESTICO + WHILES, an architecture studio that has received over a hundred national and international awards. He is a passionate believer in the use of natural resources to create sustainable and socially responsible architecture. A former member of the RIBA SUSTAINABLE FUTURES COMMITTEE, he was also a member of the CIVIC TRUST AWARDS jury. He has given several lectures in Europe and was examiner at Sheffield Hallam University and South Bank University in London. He is a member of the ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS and the SOCIETY FOR BRITISH INTERIOR DESIGN.
HUGO BERENGUER (ARCHITECT, RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ, SPAIN)
Having graduated in Architecture from the Higher Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM) in Madrid, Hugo subsequently continued his postgraduate studies at ICADE Business School, where he received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He joined Rafael de La-Hoz Architects in 2000, holding a number of senior roles within the practice. He became Head of Design in 2006, and in March 2016 was appointed as Partner and Chief Executive Officer. He is currently working on a number of projects, including the design of a 250-metre tower in Rabat, a hotel in Frankfurt and an Oncology Hospital for the LCSA Foundation in Colombia.
BRUCE KUWABARA (ARCHITECT, KPMB, CANADA)
Bruce is one of the founding associates of Canadian architecture firm KPMB. His faith in the power of architecture to implement social and civic changes and maximise cultural, environmental and economic potential earned him the title of Officer of the Order of Canada, and the IRAC (ROYAL ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE OF CANADA) Excellence Award and Gold Medal. This architect is also chairperson of the BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE IN MONTREAL and is a member of the design examinations committee at the University of Toronto.
CAROLINE VANBIERVLIET (ARCHITECT, KLARTÉ, BELGIUM)
In 2012, together with Stephanie Breughe, Caroline created architectural firm Klarté. The name of the agency reflects the vision of the two architects: all projects are designed around light and transparency. Their basic principle is to look for the best relationship between opening and closing, while identifying the materials and textures that best define the atmosphere and functionality of the building. This quest for simplicity also relies on clear communication and communication throughout the construction process.
MATS JAKOBSSON (ARCHITECTE, AGENCE MAF ARCHITECT OFFICE, SUÈDE)
Mats has been with MAF since 1984 and President of the firm since 2000. He acquired a diversity of experience through his varied architectural and interior design portfolio - working from initial economical analysis to complete building specifications and management. Mats has an array of first prize architectural competition successes, including first prize for his Institute of Space Technology in Kiruna. He also received the 2006 Övre Norrlands Arkitekturpris (upper Norrland's Architectural Award).
FRÉDÉRIC JUNG (ARCHITECTE, ATELIER JUNG ARCHITECTURES, FRANCE)
After graduating in 1981 from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Industries in Strasbourg, Frédéric JUNG subsequently graduated from the UCLA School of Architecture in California in 1983. He created the Frédéric Jung firm in 1992, and the Jung Architectures Studio in 2000. He won several awards for the rehabilitation of the Oberlin museum in Alsace (winner of the 2004 prize for Architecture and Urban Development in Alsace, 2004 National Trophy for Rehabilitation). In 2015, he won the Burgundy Contemporary Architecture award for the Meursault Leprosarium, a project for which he also received the Jury’s Special Award at the 7th edition of the Archizinc Trophy in 2016.
NICOLAS MERLO (ARCHITECTE, AGENCE BROCHET LAJUS PUEYO, FRANCE)
DPLG Architect of the National School of Architecture and Landscape of Bordeaux, Nicolas MERLO is a member of the Brochet Lajus Pueyo agency since 2001. He is associated with many housing projects - Different Islands Ginko Eco-district in Bordeaux (1,069 flats), Ilôt E ZAC quays Floirac (71 homes), Residence Peychotte Mérignac (95 homes), and major projects renovation including the Fabre Museum in Montpellier.