Buildner is pleased to announce the jury for the third edition of its Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial #3 international competition!

Flora Lee, MAD Architects
Xuanru Chen, ZJJZ
Ondřej Chybík, CHYBIK + KRISTOF
Paul Monaghan, AHMM
Geoffrey Nees, Artist
Peter Newman
Andreas Tjeldflaat
James Whitaker
Wu Ziye, Mix Architecture 
Olha Kleytman, SBM studio

Flora Lee is an Associate Partner of MAD Architects. She has helped develop and realize a number of MAD’s major international projects, including: 8600 Wilshire in Beverly Hills; Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles; Campinas Art Gallery of Brazil; East 34th in NYC; UNIC Residential in Paris; and the Conrad Hotel in Beijing.

Xuanru Chen 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.

Ondřej Chybík is co-founder of the studio CHYBIK + KRISTOF, based in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. He studied Architecture and Urban Design at the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic, at TU Graz, Austria, and at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His work was exhibited at the MoMA NYC as part of the Uneven Growth exhibition. He worked at the Viennese studio, PPAG. He taught at the Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology, and the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Technical University of Liberec, CZ and he was a guest critic at among others the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He has been part of the international juries of architectural competitions or prizes of architecture. Together with the studio he has received several awards, including the 2019 AR Design Vanguard, and took part in the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial with the OUT-HABIT project.

Paul Monaghan is Director at AHMM in London. His projects at all scales have been recognised as exemplars of outstanding design, collaborative creativity, applied technology, research and sustainability, such as North London Hospice and Kentish Town Health Centre. His current and recent key projects include the redevelopment of Television Centre in west London; New Scotland Yard for the Metropolitan Police; and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. Paul led AHMM’s work on the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School in south London, as well as two other Stirling-shortlisted buildings. In addition to his project work, Paul is an active speaker, teacher and juror. He is a visiting professor at the Bartlett and Sheffield schools of architecture; he has also been Vice Chair of the CABE Schools Design Review Panel and is on the CABE National Design Review Panel. He has been chair of the Young Architect of the Year awards, chaired the RIBA awards panel until 2010, and was a judge for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2016. Paul recently received an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Sheffield, and has been appointed the Liverpool City Region Design Champion.

Geoff Nees is a Melbourne based artist and curator with over 20 years of professional practice. Geoff has established a cross-disciplinary approach to his work, with an emphasis on collaboration, exploring the intersection between art, design, music and architecture. Geoff has worked with many leading Australian and international architects and designers. He has delivered large-scale facade designs, sculptures, screens and temporary architectural projects for major property developments, arts festivals, hotels and private clients, including the façade for the Australia Pavilion at the Japan World Expo 2005. Geoff has collaborated with the internationally renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma on a Botanical Pavillon; an all-wooden structure clad with reclaimed timber from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The work will be exhibited at the 2020 NGV Triennial in Melbourne. As a curator, Geoff has worked with the National Trust’s Costume Collection and is currently curating the art collection for the new Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Melbourne opening in 2021.

Peter Newman is a London-based British artist working in a variety of media to make artworks exploring a human relationship to space and modernity. He attended Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since graduating, he has had solo exhibitions in London, Brussels, Hamburg, New York, Chicago and Tokyo. He has exhibited in Trafalgar Square, the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery in London and the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy.  His work was projected onto the exterior of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, in Kanazawa, Japan for the inaugural exhibition. There are permanent installations of his Skystation sculpture / bench at Canary Wharf and Nine Elms in London.

James Whitaker is founder of London-based Whitaker Studio. James is a registered architect and studied architecture at The University of Edinburgh, where he also taught animation and multimedia. He has worked in London and Hong Kong in the studios of Thomas Heatherwick and Ron Arad on a variety of projects, big and small. James's photography work has been exhibited widely and published internationally, from the BBC Culture Show to Architecture New Zealand. Whitaker Studio’s Joshua Tree Residence was the most popular project on Dezeen in 2017.

Andreas Tjeldflaat is the founder of Framlab, a New York and Bergen-based design studio. He is an advisor for Antler and member of the Real Estate Market advisory group for UNECE. In addition, Andreas has held teaching positions at institutions such as Columbia University and Cornell University.

Wu Ziye is co-founder of Nanjing, China-based Mix Architecture and Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Wu Ziye founded Mix Architecture with Zhou Suning and Tang Tao in 2016. The studio is committed to exploring the possibility of architecture in various contexts to respond to the most primitive emotional and spiritual needs of human beings. The design of Mix connects imagination and reality. Through the exploration of the spirit of the site and the sensitive creation of material construction, it enters into the deep consciousness of the space situation, allowing people, architecture and nature to have an internal integration. Wu Ziye and the works of Mix Architecture have won several important architectural awards including Finalist LEAF Awards 2018, The AMP Award landscape design of the year 2018, A’DESIGN AWARD Platinum Award 2019, the Hong Kong A&D Awards 2020,and Architizer A+Awards 2022.

Olha Kleytman is Founder of SBM studio based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Born in 1969, she is a holder of two degrees from Karazin Kharkiv National University and Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv. She is a prominent member of the ‘Union of Architects of Ukraine’ and has been working on a number of key projects all over the country. In 2002 Olha founded SBM, which deals with architecture and urban design. SBM became a prize winner at a number of local and international competitions. Shortly after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Olha co-founded ‘Through the War’ – an NGO, providing humanitarian aid to the elderly, as well as supporting the defenders of Kharkiv. She remains the head of the organization and its active member till this day.

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