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Jury Board

13 jury members judge the submitted projects. All winners will be presented at the live event in Valencia, Spain in September 2020.


Mauro Bravo is the chairman of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Mauro Bravo

Spain, Chairman

Mauro Bravo (Santiago de Chile, 1973) heads up the architecture office at MARMOLBRAVO, along with Marina del Mármol. Both are co-founders of Estudio UNTERCIO (2006-2015) and Estudio MARMOLBRAVO (since 2015). Bravo is a licensed architect and member of the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), whose work has been awarded eight FIRST PRIZES in the category of collective housing. One of his studio’s built projects, Vallecas47, was also awarded the Asprima 2013 and Life Challenge 66 prize for the best European facade of the year in 2014. 
Prior to graduating with a degree in architecture from the ETSAM Universidad Politécnica (Madrid, 2005), Bravo also earned a BA in Fine Arts from the School of Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense (Madrid, 1996). After defending his research project in the Department of Graphic Ideation at the ETSAM, Bravo received his Diploma in Advanced Studies in 2011. He has worked as a professor of Interior Design for the IED in Madrid. Bravo also furthered his education at TU Delft University (Netherlands, 2000-01) and the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, 1995-96).



Richard Černý 

Czech Republic

Ing. arch. Richard Černý (born 1974). 1992 – 1999 Studies at VUT (College of Technology) Brno – College of Architecture, 1999 – 2000 LOHAN ASSOCIATES (CHICAGO,USA)

Competitions, honorary prizes: 
1997 Prague Castle Pheasantry, Prague,  1997 Scandinavian
Centre, Prague, 2002 Reconstruction of the Lower Square in Opava and Masaryk Square in Opava, 2004 New passenger railroad station in Brno, 2008 PLAZA Liberec shopping centre.

Major realizations:
2006 CENTRUM CHODOV - shopping centre, Prague, 2007 Residential complex PANORAMA in Liberec, 2008 FORUM Liberec, 2012 Residence LIBEREC, 2016 Kralovka mountain hotel in Janov nad Nisou, 2018 Masarykova residence in Liberec.

Samuel Delmas is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Samuel Delmas 

France

Born in Aurillac, France, in 1977, Samuel Delmas studied Architecture at the ENSA Montpellier and at the University of Quebec (Canada). After his graduation in 2001, he settled down in Paris where he worked as a project manager in several renowned French architectural agencies. He set up his own agency in 2003, at only 26 years of age, where currently 23 people are employed.
His work is regularly noticed and exposed, in France as well as internationally. Having won the nomination for the "40 Under 40" in "Europe’s Emerging Young Architects" 2012 competition, he went on to win the biggest French award “l’Équerre d’Argent” in 2016. He was also triple laureate of the “prix du public d’architecture contemporaine” in 2012. He was implicated in numerous parallel activities: teaching architecture at the ENSA Montpellier (2004/2010), an elected member of the “Ordre des Architectes Ile-de-France” (2007/2013) and vice-president at the “Maison de l’Architecture Ile-de-France” (2010/2013).
The aim of his work, in all of his projects, is to put forward feeling, sensitivity and generosity, through spaces and materiality.

Bogdan Dziedzic is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Bogdan Dziedzic

Poland

A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology (1990), doctor of technical sciences (1998) and a member of the Chamber of Architects and the Chamber of Engineers in Poland. A longtime researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology - Institute of Building Design (1990-2019). Organizer of architectural competitions for students "House of my dreams".
He gained professional experience during internships in architectural studios in France and Germany, and working on individual projects in Poland and abroad.  Since 1994 he has been running his own design studio. His design achievements include a number of public buildings, industrial facilities as well as multi-family and single-family residental houses. Currently a court expert in architecture and construction and a consultant on many architectural projects.

Bogdan Dziedzic is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Mathias Haack

Germany

Mathias Haack studied Architecture at the University of applied sciences in Munich and the University of the Arts in Bremen. Between both independently studies he got a scholarship of die CIEE, the Council on International Educational Exchange, for his experience in working by Cesar Pelli & Associates in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
During and after his education he worked in offices like Prof. Werner Fauser, Otto Steidle & Partner and finished as an project manager in the office of Arata Isozaki in Berlin. Together with Heike Haack Lauerbach he founded in 1995 the architectural office in Berlin and later close to Karlsruhe in Germany. After his educational activities in Münster and Berlin he taught at the University of applied sciences in Darmstadt.

Photo: Mateja Jordovič Potočnik, Lenka Kavčič is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Lenka Kavčič

Slovenia

Lenka Kavčič is an architect, mentor, lecturer and advocate of quality architecture. She specialises in innovative approaches to spatial interventions and advocates a higher dwelling culture.
She founded the aFRONT Institute, the organiser of Open House Slovenia (OHS). For the past ten years, OHS has been the biggest architectural festival in Slovenia, featuring the most important online guide to contemporary Slovenian architecture. OHS Festival is the recipient of the highest architectural award in the country – the Plečnik Medal.
Lenka Kavčič was also awarded the same prize for the Playful Architecture project of introducing architecture to children, and the gold medal of the BIO 16 – Biennial of Industrial Design.
Her mission is to achieve a higher level of spatial culture and architectural standards, as she firmly believes that space should be dedicated to people and that only through collaboration can we preserve and create better spaces for our future.

Verena Mörkl is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Verena Mörkl

Austria

Verena Moerkl studied Architecture at the Tech. University of Vienna and the ETSA Barcelona. In 2003 she founded SUPERBLOCK together with Christoph Moerkl. In the same year they received the Schütte Lihotzky scholarship for their Study Kat. E (Co-housing in Gründerzeit). In 2011/2013 Verena has been adjunct lecturer at the Institute for Urban Planning at the Technical University of Vienna. She has served as a full member of the Architectural Advisory Council for Subsidized Housing of the Municipality of Vienna since 2016. Since 2012 SUPERBLOCK is one of the contractors of the “Gebietsbetreuung Stadterneuerung” (Urban renewal Office).
SUPERBLOCK is mainly working on subsidized housing projects and urban planning and won various design and urban planning competitions in Austria & Germany.

Verena Mörkl is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Sebastian Nagy

Slovakia

Sebastian Nagy was born in 1980, he comes from Nitra. He graduated in Architecture at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava but his works are strongly influenced by his studies at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.
As of today, he has created few remarkable designs and implemented projects. He was the winner of international design competition Robustness Concrete Design Competition (Sweden). His implemented projects are, for instance: apartment house TRIANGOLO (Nitra), house OTIO (Drážovce), and Villa ATRIO (Bratislava). Sebastian Nagy was a laureate of prestigious Dušan Jurkovič Award for the design of residential house TRIANGOLO (2008), he was awarded CE.ZA.AR Public Award for the design of house OTIO (2011) and he was twice nominee for Mies van der Rohe award TRIANGOLO (2009), OTIO (2013)

Verena Mörkl is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Sergejs Ņikiforovs 

Latvia

Graduated Riga Technical University in 1979. From 1992 - co-founder and partner of Riga based company NAMS architects. As a head of a team has developed different kind of projects throughout Latvia, among them - renovation of the premises of the Bank of Latvia in Riga, 2002-2003, building of New Apostolic Church in Riga, 2000-2004, Jugla Retail Centre in Riga, Latvia, 2001-2002, Lettgallia Students Corporation House in Riga, 2001-2006, Residential housing area Bisumuiza in Riga, 2005-2019, Fire Station in Cesis, Latvia, 2011-2014, Free Waldorf School premises and sports facilities in Adazi, Latvia, 2008-2016 and others.
Successful participation in competitions - as a member of a creative team, among them - residential area in Liepaja, Latvia, 1985, renovation of the building of Latvian State Administration Authority in Riga, 1994, recreational area Lejastiezumi, Latvia, 1999, Mezaparks residential area in Riga, Latvia, 2006, observation tower on the top of Gaizins - highest peak of Latvia, 2012. He is Member of the Council of Latvian Architects Association.

Nevzat Sayın is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Nevzat Sayın

Turkey

Nevzat Sayın was born in 1954 in Hatay. He was graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Architecture in 1978 from Ege University where he continued his master study on social housing. Until 1984, he continued his post-academic training by master-apprentice relationship and after 1986, he went on trips to increase his knowledge & manner. He has been continuing to practice architecture working with different offices since then.
He was nominated for and has received architectural awards both in Turkey and abroad. In 2004 Düşler Düşünceler İşler [Dreams, Thoughts, Works] and in 2015 A Book About A Building was published. In addition to his work at NSMH, he continues to teach in diverse architectural schools in Turkey. He is a founding member of and studio instructor in the MArch Program in Architectural Design at Bilgi University. Summer schools, conferences, juries, and workshops for architecture students constitute an important part of his involvement in architectural education. His works also include texts, interviews, exhibitions, and publications on architecture.

Verena Mörkl is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Svetoslav Stanislavov

Bulgaria

Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of UACEG in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2003. His diploma project is awarded Best Thesis in Housing Architecture section by the Union of Architects in Bulgaria. In the same year, Svetoslav Stanislavov starts his professional career as Partner Architect in a lead architecture studio in Varna. In 2012 he founded his own architectural practice - STARH.
Since then his strong conviction of establishing high quality design and aesthetics led him to local and international acclaim. STARH is a laureate in Architecture MasterPrize (former APP), Architizer A+ Award, IDA Design Awards, A Design Awards, BigSEE. In 2018 was nominated for Building of the Year by ArchDaily.

Ante Vrban is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Ante Vrban

Croatia

Graduated in Zagreb at Faculty of Architecture, he started to work at age of 19. Today with over 300 developed luxury projects around the globe he has proven to be a highly consistent internationaly award winning architect. In 2020 he is the main architect of the croatian pavilion at Expo Dubai, along with several other luxury projects in the next two years that are booked in advance in his schedule.
His projects are known to have the „AV atmosphere“, reffering to the light and reflections connected with nature and the surroundings. Very much involved on global level to the natural alternative sources of energy, solar, wind... that he incorporates into his projects. His moto is always:“ we have to be one with nature and be aware of the climate changes on our planet“.

Adrian-Emilian Zerva is a jury member of the Baumit LifeChallenge in Valencia awarding the most beautiful facades of Europe.

Adrian-Emilian Zerva

Romania

Architecture and Urban University “ION MINCU”, Bucharest, Master architectures and town planning license and diploma degree.
 
Professional experience :
-       2016 Member of the jury –Bienale of Architecture  - UAR – Residential
-       2018 Curator of Bienale of Architecture UAR – Residential
-       2019 Member of Jury Annual Competition Architecture OAR Bucharest
-       2019 Member of the Jury for Expomondial Dubai 2020 – Romanian Participation
-       Co-author to over 50 projects achieved, among which building for offices, trade, one–family houses
-       Member of UAR Delegation in a big URBAN CENTERS REABILITATION in Helsinki, Finland, Greece and Netherlands.