Buildner is excited to announce the jury panel for the third edition of the Museum of Emotions / Edition #3 Competition!

Ben van Berkel, UNStudio
Julien De Smedt, JDS Architects
Lydia Kallipoliti, ANAcycle thinktank.
James Krueger, HMC Architects
Nuno Pimenta
Angelo Renna
Yu-Ying Tsai, ZJJZ Atelier
Stephanie Deumer, Visual Artist

Ben van Berkel
is Founder and Principle of UNStudio. He holds the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2018 he founded UNSense, an Arch Tech company based in Amsterdam that designs and integrates human-centric tech solutions for the built environment.

Julien De Smedt is the founder and director of JDS Architects based in Copenhagen and Brussels. An architect and designer whose work  is internationally spread, Julien’s commitment to the exploration of  new architectural models and programs has helped re-energize the  contemporary architecture discussion. Seminal projects include the VM Housing Complex, the Mountain  Dwellings, Lille’s Maison Stéphane Hessel, the Iceberg, Kalvebod Waves  and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Born in Brussels to French art enthusiast Jacques Léobold and Belgian  artist Claude De Smedt, Julien attended schools in Brussels, Paris, and  Los Angeles before receiving his diploma from the Bartlett School of  Architecture in London. Prior to founding JDS Architects, Julien worked with Rem Koolhaas in  Rotterdam, and co-founded the architecture firm PLOT with Bjarke Ingels  in Copenhagen. In 2013 he co-founded with William Ravn the agenda driven design label Makers With Agendas, addressing matters of society to  create meaningful products. Julien has been a guest lecturer in numerous venues worldwide and  a visiting professor at Copenhagen’s Art Academy, Rice University in  Houston, Texas, the University of Kentucky, MIT in Cambridge, USA, and  at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His work is published  and exhibited internationally. He published the monograph PIXL to XL and released 2 influential books:  Agenda, Can We Sustain our Ability to Crisis? and Built Unbuilt. Among other awards and recognition, Julien received the Henning  Larsen Prize in 2003 and the Eckersberg medal in 2005, the Maaskant  Award in 2009 and the Prix Dejean in 2014 from the French Academy of  Architecture. In 2004 the Stavanger Concert Hall received the Golden Lion as the  World’s Best Concert Hall at the Venice Biennale, the Maritime youth  House won the AR+D award in London and was nominated for the Mies  van der Rohe award. The Mountain received the World Architecture  Festival Award and MIPIM Award in 2009, while the Iceberg received the latter in 2013 along with the Architizer A+ Award and the Best Building Award in 2015 from Archdaily. More recently Maison Stéphane Hessel was among  the best Hotels at the 2016 MIPIM Awards and the Hangzhou Gateway  was a 2017 Architizer A+ finalist. In 2019 The Holmenkollen Ski Jump  received the Houen Foundation Award, Norway’s most important award for architecture.

Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer, scholar and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York. She is the author of The Architecture of Closed Worlds (2018), the editor of EcoRedux; Design Remedies for an Ailing Planet (AD 2011) and the Head Curator of the upcoming Tallinn Architecture Biennale. She holds a SMArchS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton University. Kallipoliti has previously taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University and Columbia University. She is the principal of ANAcycle thinktank.

Nina Freedman is the Principal of of DREAMLAND CREATIVE PROJECTS (DCP), host of WHEREING, a Podcast about Belonging, Space and Design, and on the faculty of Cornell University, Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. Her work spans architecture, landscapes, installations and furniture, with a focus on intersections between psychology and design. Prior to DCP, she was the Director for Shigeru Ban Architects, worked with Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Hugh Hardy, and Paul Rudolph, and co-founded ArchiteXX. She received her degrees from the Architectural Association.

James Krueger is a Design Principal in HMC Architects’ San Diego studio, and serves as the firm's Civic and Pre-K-12 Practices Design Principal leading designs for the firm. With more than 20 years’ experience working in studio, James brings a unique design perspective to the practice. What inspires James’ work is the idea that everything HMC builds has the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of each client. In a firm that focuses primarily in Education, Healthcare, and Civic markets, the facilities that HMC creates are focused on improving the fabric of the communities they serve.

Françoise N’Thépé runs Paris-based practice FRANÇOISE N’THÉPÉ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN. Born in Douala, Cameroon, she obtained her Master of Architecture in Paris in 1999 and has been working as an architect for the last twenty years. With her well-established professional expertise and many years of experience, her work has been awarded with several prestigious prizes and distinctions.

Nuno Pimenta runs a transdisciplinary practice in Porto, with a portfolio that spans temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance. His work focuses on the appropriation and subversion of common construction elements and techniques for the creation of social and political narratives.

Angelo Renna is an architect with a keen interest in multi-species narratives, one he developed during his studies in Florence and Porto, and was further honed through collaborations with different offices, such as Stefano Boeri in Milan and Topotek in Berlin. He recently published the book Monkey Factor – Small stories for a reconciliation with nature.

Yu-Ying Tsai is a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier. ZJJZ’s projects have garnered numerous recognition, such as its Woodhouse Hotel being listed as one of the top 10 Chinese architecture projects by Dezeen in 2019.

Stephanie Deumer is a Canadian Visual Artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her multi-media installations highlight interrelations between different kinds of reproduction—including biological, visual, mechanical, and social. Deumer was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Her work has been featured in ArchDaily, Dezeen, World Architecture, The Art Newspaper, Time Out Riyadh, Palm Springs Life, and Creative Boom, among others. She has exhibited internationally in Canada, the United States, the UK, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia. In 2022, Deumer participated in Desert X AlUla in Saudi Arabia, creating a solar-powered video installation that cultivated native plants. As part of her continued exploration of simulacra and immersive environments, the work brought to life the spectacle of biological reproduction through technological and visual means.

The Museum of Emotions / Edition #3 competition is an ideas competition tasking participants with designing a museum that includes two separate exhibition halls that bring out contrasting emotions – one inducing negative emotions, and the other inducing positive emotions.

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