Buildner is pleased to announce the jury panel for its Milan Affordable Housing Challenge!
Andrea D'Antrassi, MAD Architects
Gian Luca Barone, Zaha Hadid Architects
Paolo Brescia, OBR
Grazia Comai, Townshend Landscape Architects
Piermattia Cribiori, Atelierzero
Søren Leth, SLETH
Tommaso Principi, OBR
Francesca Perani, Francesca Perani
Maria Alessandra Segantini, C+S Architects
Michele Rossi, Park Associati
Andrea D'Antrassi is an Associate Partner of MAD Architects in Rome. An Italian-born architect, Andrea is a registered architect in Italy and Switzerland. He received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland. Since he joined MAD in 2010, he has been involved with Boncompagni Residential Development in Rome Italy, Huangshan Mountain Village Development, Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center, and the recent Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. He also plays a key role in MAD’s conceptual design competitions.
Gian Luca Barone is an Associate Director of Zaha Hadid Architects in London. He joined ZHA in 2010 and has worked on projects including Cairo Expo City and the Milan City Life Tower, the headquarters of Fendi and the winning design for the Riyadh Metro Station competition. Prior to joining ZHA he worked for practices in Milan, Dublin, and London. He has lectured at Milan Polytechnic and acted as a consultant for the Province of Milan planning authority. He graduated with a degree in architecture with a Masters from Milan Polytechnic.
Paolo Brescia is an architect and co-founder of Milan-based OBR. He graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano, after undertaking an academic fellowship at the Architectural Association in London. He worked with Renzo Piano until 2000, when together with Tommaso Principi he founded OBR with the idea of investigating new ways of living, creating a network between Milan, London and Mumbai. He is often invited to give lectures at universities such as Aalto University in Helsinki, the Academy of Architecture of Mumbai and FIU University in Miami. At OBR Paolo develops urban projects, promoting - through architecture - the sense of community and individual identities. OBR has received many awards, including honorable mention in the AR Award for Emerging Architecture at RIBA, Europe under 40 in Madrid, WAN Residential Award in London, Leaf Overall in London and the American Architecture Prize in New York.
Grazia Comai is a Senior Landscape Architect at London-based Townshend Landscape Architects and is a registered landscape architect with over ten years’ experience working on a diverse range of public realm projects. She has particular experience working on urban regeneration projects in Italy and UK such as Canada Water Masterplan. Grazia’s experience ranges from early visioning work on masterplans, through to delivery on site. Grazia is passionate about designing public spaces for people and creating special sequences between buildings and open spaces that provide a variety of experiences for people and increase the prospect for a better quality of life.
Piermattia Cribiori is a co-founder of Milan-based Atelierzero. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 2009; after a short experience in architectural and urban projects at Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo he returned to Milan and after winning several competitions with the architects Stefano Grigoletto and Alessandro Triulzi founded Atelierzero in 2013.
Tommaso Principi is an architect and co-founder of Milan-based OBR. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Genoa. He worked with Renzo Piano until 2000, when together with Paolo Brescia he founded OBR with the idea of investigating new ways of living in the areas where architecture, society and environment converge, creating a network between Milan, London and Mumbai. He is often invited as a guest professor at several universities, including Kent State University, Politecnico di Milano, University of Messina, CUHK Chinese University Hong Kong. At OBR, Tommaso develops urban projects, promoting - through architecture - the sense of community and individual identities. OBR has received many awards, including honorable mention in the AR Award for Emerging Architecture at RIBA, Europe under 40 in Madrid, WAN Residential Award in London, Leaf Overall in London and the American Architecture Prize in New York.
Søren Leth is a partner and co-founder of SLETH based in Aarhus, Denmark. For close to two decades Søren has been working with urban visions, strategic planning, and sustainable transformation of metropolitan areas, urban space and architecture. Søren is particularly skilled in strategic and creative processes with high degrees of complexity. Søren often works with urban backsides and brown field sites. Together with partner Rasmus Therkildsen and the team at SLETH, Søren has led the master planning of the Copenhagen North Harbour, the former freight area in Aarhus Godsbanen, the transformation of Aarhus Municipal Hospital, as well as international projects. Søren is a long time certified examiner and lecturer at the Aarhus School of Architecture and The Royal Academy of Copenhagen. He is a former member of the Danish Academic Counsel and was from 2014—2017 a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee on Architecture. Søren has also been a professional jury member at a number of municipal tenders and competitions, including at Godsbanen and Kulbroen.
Francesca Perani is an architect and designer. Her work ranges from interior architecture to interactive design, from illustration to activism. In 2007 she established Francesca Perani Enterprise, an award winning studio she runs based in Bergamo, Italy. Material and visual experimentation, trial and error, emotional and communicative charge finds its expression in spaces, objects and graphics. The practice is driven by the power of shared creativity as an effective instrument to bring about change. She is also co-founder and curator of activist project RebelArchitette advocating for equality in Architecture through the open dissemination of 1000 female role models. And she is the founder of cutoutmix: an internationally popular free open platform as an answer to the growing need for more equal and diverse cutouts populating design renders.
Maria Alessandra Segantini is the founding partner and director of C+S Architects, with offices in Treviso, Italy and London, UK, since 1994. Together with her partner, Carlo Cappai, she has been named Italian Architect of the Year 2022, winning the award of the Italian Chamber of Architects (CNAPPC). Segantini stands out for the environmental and social impact of her work, reinventing a new equilibrium between architecture and nature, between heritage and the future. The school buildings designed by C+S have pushed the rewriting of the Italian codes for school design. The work of the office has been published and exhibited worldwide.
Michele Rossi is a partner and co-founder of Milan-based Park Associati. He graduated in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano, and since 1999 has been teaching architecture at St. Martin School of Art in London, as well as at the Politecnico di Milano in recent years, whereby he collaborates also as a member of the Board of Advisors. Michele is regularly engaged as a lecturer on issues related to architecture, in particular to urban regeneration.
Buildner architecture competitions is launching its 15th affordable housing competition – “The Milan Affordable Housing Challenge” – tasking architects and designers with creating a concept for affordable housing that can be adapted and located throughout the city.
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