Jury

The works in their respective categories shall be assessed by a 7-person Jury, made up of architects and urban planners.

Peter Butenschøn

Biennale Curator, Norway
The first foreign Curator of the International Biennale of Architecture. He was the Jury member during the MBA Kraków 2015. Norwegian architect, urban planner and architectural writer, born in 1944. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (MA), Georgia Tech (M.Arch.), Harvard University (M.Arch.). Assoc. Prof. at the Oslo School of Architecture, 1973-79. In the past, Peter Butenschøn was the executive director of the Norsk Form – Center for Design, Architecture and the Built Environment (1993-2002), he chaired the Board of the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (1989-1997), he was the Rector of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2002-07), special aide to the Minister of Culture (1993-2002). He is the co-author of the Norwegian Architectural Policy, and headed the project of export of Norwegian architecture. He has been co-editor of the Byggekunst magazine and architectural critic. He also chaired the international design organization ICSID 2001-3. His last publications are: The City. A Users Manual, 2009. Norwegian streets and squares, 2012, Oslo. Places in the City, 2013 and Between Buildings. A journey in Norwegian Architecture, 2018.

Oana Bogdan

Biennale Juror, Belgium/Romania
Architect and urban planner working and living in Belgium and active in Romania. As a co-founder of the BOGDAN & VAN BROECK, Oana Bogdan has been questioning the traditional role of the architect. Her involvement in societal affairs, as well as in political debates, contribute to the raising of cultural awareness in the domain of architecture. Next to that, she is member of the UNESCO Experts Committee for the City of Bruges and a regular jury member for awards and architecture competitions. Oana has been guest tutor at various architecture programmes at the University of Leuven, member of the Advisory Committee for Architecture and Design of the Flemish Government and of the Royal Committee for Monuments and Landscapes of the Flemish Region. She won Europan 7 in 2004 and the Bucharest Architecture Biennale in 2010, and has been three times nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. In 2016-2017, she took on the position of Secretary of State in Romania, coordinating the field of cultural heritage from the perspective of heritage as strategic resource, with the aim to position Romania in the world as a country rich in natural and cultural heritage. She is currently using this valuable experience in architecture and advocacy work in Europe and in active political construction in Romania.

Lennart Grut

Biennale Juror, Germany
Graduate of the Technical University of Denmark and member of the Institute of Danish Engineers. Partner in the architectural studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, responsible for management and leading such international projects as the ones in China, Taipei, or Shanghai, while retaining the presence of the firm in Europe, especially in Italy and in France. He was involved, among others, in the completion of the Centre Georges Pompidou, and in the „Great Paris” project, commissioned by the President of France. It foresees the construction of several circular lines of the underground connecting the Parisian suburbs and thus, the strengthening of the extant network of the public transport. He was also involved in the project of the „New city centre and tram station in Scandicci”. He has particular experience in planning and designing of large scale airports, among others London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry, as well as the airports in Geneva and in Beijing.

Jan Kleihues

Jan Kleihues Biennale Juror, Germany
Graduated in architecture at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, where he studied from 1983-89. During his studies, he was an assistant to Markus Lüpertz, Peter Cook and John Hejduk at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg. He worked at the offices of Peter Eisenman (NY, 1988), Daniel Libeskind (Berlin, 1989-1991) and Rafael Moneo (Madrid, 1991-1992), for whose projects at the debis-Areal at Potsdamer Platz Berlin he later worked as a local architect (1993-1998). Together with his father Josef Paul Kleihues and Norbert Hensel he opened the architectural firm Kleihues + Kleihues in 1996. He was a member of the Committee of Urban Planning for the City of Munich (2006-2012) and Münster (2011-2016) and of the Building Council for Urban Development and Environment in Berlin (2012-2017). He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna (2008-2009) and at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (2009-2010), since 2011 he is Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. Amongst his best known projects are Hotel Concorde (today Sofitel Hotel), Hotel Maritim (both in Berlin), a residential and commercial building at Leipziger Platz Berlin and the new Headquarters of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in Berlin.

Wojciech Małecki

Reporting Judge, Poland
Graduate of the Silesian Technical University (Politechnika Śląska). Founding partner, along with his wife Joanna, of the studio MAŁECCY design office, active on the market since the year 1997. In his architectural portfolio there are, among others, Polish diplomatic buildings (in Nigeria, Sweden, Denmark, in the Ukraine), housing complexes (including the Modernist Enclave, awarded in 2012), office buildings, hotels, sport buildings (including the “Bażantowo” Sports Centre) and educational ones. Among the most popular buildings there is, above all, the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice, of whose he is a co-author, along with the BAAS Arquitectes from Barcelona and Grupa 5 Architekci from Warsaw. The building was awarded with the Architecture of Year 2018 Award of the Silesian Voivodeship in the category Building and the Interior, received the award for The Best Public Space 2018, was nominated to the Brick Award, received Grand Prix in the SARP competition for The Best Project of the Year 2018, Grand Prix of the BRYŁA ROKU 2017, Architectural Award of the “Polityka” weekly. It was also shortlisted for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. He and his wife Joanna have 4 children.

Ewa Kuryłowicz

Biennale Juror, Poland
Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University in Warsaw (Politechnika Warszawska) and of the Faculty of Architecture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. She received her doctorate at the Faculty of Architecture in Warsaw in 1982, where she also received her habilitation in 1997. She became a titular professor in the year 2014. She is the head of the Chair of Design and Architectural Theory at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University in Warsaw. She is also the design principal and deputy president of the board of the Kuryłowicz & Associates architectural office, and thus the co-author of many large-scale realised structures, such as, among others, the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, office building Prosta Tower, office building Q 22, both in Warsaw, Warmińska shopping mall in Olsztyn or the city stadium in Białystok. She won numerous competitions (with the Kuryłowicz & Associates team). She is a renowned competition juror in the SARP Association of Polish Architects, in many national and international competitions; in the years 2015-2019 she is also the head of the Coordinating Team of the SARP Competition Jurors. Member of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland. She was an expert and director of the UIA team „Spiritual Places” in the years 2000-2008, and an expert of the Architects’ Council of Europe ACE for universal design (2005-2008). She is the founder and the president of the board of the Stefan Kuryłowicz Foundation, supporting architectural education. She is the authoress of many publications, among others of the seminal book „Projektowanie uniwersalne. Udostępnienie otoczenia osobom niepełnosprawnym” I wyd. CEBRON, Warszawa, 1996, II wyd. Integracja, Warszawa 2005, and the co-authoress (with Stefan Kuryłowicz) of the compendium „Pasja i Pragmatyzm. Człowiek, Architektura, wolność”, Trygon 2010. She initiated the Architect’s Library series of the Murator publishing house, and she took part in very many conferences both in Poland and abroad.

Marta Sękulska-Wrońska

Biennale Juror, Poland
Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University in Warsaw (Politechnika Warszawska). Since the year 2010 she is a partner in the WXCA studio, based in Warsaw, designing public buildings of many purposes (cultural, health care, sport) as well as residential and office buildings. Along with the team, she is the winner of many competition awards. These are, among others: 1st prize for the European Centre of Geological Education in Chęciny, in the category Pro-ecological structure conducive to the comfort of use, nominated also for the Mies van der Rohe Award; 1st prize in the competition for the architectural – urban planning concept of the Baltic Sea Art Park – gallery of art of the Baltic states in Estonia, 1st prize in the competition for the Polish pavilion at the Expo in Dubai in the year 2020. The WXCA team, where she is a partner, is the author of the winning competition entries, among others, public buildings and fragment of the Vistula River Boulevards in Warsaw; revitalisation of public spaces “The Streets of the New Praga District”, revitalisation and pavilions of the Pole Mokotowskie Park in Warsaw, architectural and urbanistic concept of the seat of the Princes Lubomirski Museum in Wrocław. Along with the team, she is a laureate of the International Biennale of Architecture Kraków 2015 (Leonardo 2015). She is a member of the SARP College of Competition Jurors.