Jeannette Kuo to head LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Europe in 2020

Regional jury for Europe announced in world’s most significant competition for sustainable design

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    Jeannette Kuo is Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland; Assistant Professor in Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; and Head of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Europe in 2020.

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    Kristiaan Borret, Chief Architect (Bouwmeester), Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium.

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    Nuno Brandão Costa, Founder of Brandão Costa Arquitectos, Portugal.

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    6th LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction – Cairo, April 2019.

    Eva Pfannes, Director of Ooze Architects based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands was a workshop presenter at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.

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    Sergei Tchoban, Head of SPEECH, Moscow, Russia and Managing Partner of Tchoban Voss Architekten, Berlin, Germany.

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    Alexandre Theriot, Founding Partner and Architect, BRUTHER, Switzerland/France and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).

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    “The LafargeHolcim Awards offers the chance to ask the right questions about tomorrow’s construction – and to share the answers with a global audience.” - Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL Lausanne)

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    6th LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction – Cairo, April 2019.

    Dirk Hebel, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany and Member of the Academic Committee, LafargeHolcim Foundation at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.

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    Christophe Levy

    Christophe Levy is Scientific Director at the Holcim Innovation Center near Lyon, France and was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for North America in 2020.

A jury of nine experts headed by Jeannette Kuo, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects (Switzerland), will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for the region of Europe. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money and is open for entries until February 25, 2020.

Last updated: September 03, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland

In Europe, the jury includes Jeannette Kuo (Head), as well as Kristiaan Borret, Chief Architect of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium); Nuno Brandão Costa, Founder of Brandão Costa Arquitectos (Portugal); Eva Pfannes, Director at Ooze Architects (Netherlands); Sergei Tchoban, Head of SPEECH architectural office and Managing Partner at Tchoban Voss Architekten (Russia/Germany); and Alexandre Theriot, Founding Partner and Architect at BRUTHER (France/Switzerland).

The jury will be complemented by members of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland) and Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany), together with Christophe Levy, Director of R&D Construction Solutions, representing the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France).

Hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), an associated university of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the jury will rank submissions using the five “target issues” for sustainable construction: covering innovation and transferability (progress), ethical standards and social inclusion (people), resource and environmental performance (planet), economic viability and compatibility (prosperity), and contextual and aesthetic impact (place).

The Awards competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020 and recognizes projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. A comprehensive “Step-by-step” guide explains the evaluation criteria and illustrates how to enter the competition at www.lafargeholcim-awards.org

Since 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation advances the discourse on sustainable construction mainly through its Awards, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The Foundation is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions.