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City of Zagreb
City Office for Physical Planning, Construction, Communal Affairs and Traffic


 

Faculty of Architecture
University of Zagreb


 

City Acupuncture


 

Oris - House of Architecture


 

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City of Zagreb
City Office for Culture, Education and Sport


 

Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Culture


TERRITORIES

Ist Prize:

WHO OWNS THE ARCTIC


Owen Wells is a speculative designer, and design researcher in London, currently splitting  time between commercial work in research and cultural analysis, and the pursuit of personal projects of a speculative nature. His personal practice is concerned with forming speculative narratives that comment on the intersection between science, technology and popular culture. These narratives often use illicit and immoral behaviors to critique the implications of existing and emerging technologies. Wells is a speculative designer, living and working in London, UK. He received a first class BA Hons in Product and Furniture design from Kingston University in 2009, before completing his Masters in the Design interactions department of the Royal College of Art in 2013. Wells exhibited internationally at the SaloneInternazionale del Mobile in Milan, and the London Design Festival. He is currently working commercially as a freelance researcher for JC Innovation and Strategy, using design, anthropology and cultural analysis to inform business strategy for global brands.

 

IInd Prize:

FROZEN FUEL NETWORK


Sarah Cree is a Masters of Architecture candidate at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in 2010 at Sarah Lawrence College, NY with an emphasis in aesthetic theory.  In the summer of 2009, she participated in the Harvard GSD career discovery program.  In 2008, she began her first foray into architectural studies at the Danish Institute of Study Abroad in Copenhagen.  Sarah is originally from the rural outskirts of Buffalo, NY.

 
IIIrd Prize:
INVISIBLE HIGH FREQUENCY TRADER


Gabriel Ruiz-Larrea studies architecture in E.T.S.A.M, where is preparing his masters final project. He is now directing the editorial platform PAPER / Architectural Histamine (www.paper-paper.es) from which he edits Desierto, a printed quarterly publication that brings forward contexts for thinking about the architectural experience. Radicalized as a read-mostly publication, Desierto promotes speculation, becoming a landscape of ideas that contributes to blur the boundaries of architectural thinking. He has also been part and founder of the young collective based in Madrid Taller de Casqueria, which works within architecture, video, digital media, design and urban space. He has worked for several offices in Madrid and Berlin (Izaskun Chinchilla, Mila - Jakob Tigges, Topotek, Nieto Sobejano and RLA…), and collaborated with many different offices for specific competitions and project developments.

 
Ledo Pérez Vasquéz  was born in Padrón (A Coruña, Spain) in 1987, he studies architecture and urbanism at the “Technical University of Madrid” where he is developing his Final Project. During his formation time, he also has been studing at the “Universidade de São Paulo”, “Universität der Künste Berlin” and “Technische Universität Berlin”. He has been selected in several international competitions, as “A’ bois” (Winner/ L'Assaut Vert, Versailles) or “El abrigo de tu hogar” (Honourable Mention/ ASA, Madrid), and has collaborated with differents architecture studios, as “RL&A”, “Manuel Ocaña” or “AceboxAlonso”. Since 2011 he works in the office “Taller de Casquería”, which he is co-founder. The studio developes its researches in a field above  performance, architecture and art installation, like in “Argonautas inanes”, “Una Noche de Pelotas” or “Retratos”.
 
Honourable Mention:
INTERARCTICA: THE CULTURAL REZONING OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN 


Natalya Egon is a designer based in Chicago, IL where her freelance work aims to explore and challenge the physical via the phenomenological. Egon and Turgeon won the 2013 COLD Competition with their project Second Hinterlands, which was recently published and exhibited in Cleveland, OH by the Cleveland Urban Design Collective. They also received  second place for the Chicago Prize in 2012 for their project Superimpositions, which was exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Egon has also been exhibited in Tokyo, Cambridge, and Minneapolis. She served as an architecture instructor at Harvard GSD's summer program, a drawing instructor at Boston Architectural College Summer Academy, and a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota. She has been a guest critic at the University of Minnesota, Illinois Institute of Technology, UT Arlington, and Harvard GSD. Egon holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. She currently works for Studio Gang Architects and has worked for SOM, SO-IL, and Fabrica718.


Noel Turgeon is a designer based in Chicago, IL. Egon and Turgeon won the 2013 COLD Competition with their project Second Hinterlands, which was recently published and exhibited in Cleveland, OH by the Cleveland Urban Design Collective. They also received  second place for the Chicago Prize in 2012 for their project Superimpositions, which was exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Turgeon's work has also been exhibited in Venice, New York, Minneapolis and Atlanta. He has served as an architecture instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Turgeon holds a Master in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He has previously worked for SOM and UrbanLab.

CULTURE & SOCIETY

Ist Prize Ex Aequo

RECIPROCUS: MAKE, MOVE, MANAGE


Mariam Iqbal is an architecture student currently carrying out her Masters of Architecture degree (RIBA Part II) at the Manchester School of Architecture UK. Her interests lie in exploring new ways of intervening by questioning conventional methodologies and exposing new opportunities that often involve the reorganization of a socially charged space. In particular, her focus is in analyzing spatially disconnected fragments that can often become regressively exclusive due to the implementation of regulations and boundaries. This has been manifested in her final thesis project, occurring at a highly contested location, torn between two towns, she proposes a platform of community engagement that reinvigorates the youth by providing new opportunities of education and selling/sharing that expertise in a moving market. In the same way Mariam’s postgraduate dissertation followed a similar theme that concentrated on exploring social relations and how they articulated private walled spaces in an extremely polarized society of Karachi, Pakistan. In addition Mariam has spent one year in practice working with various firms, some of which specialized in event design. She has also participated in international workshops and simultaneously organized non-profit community enriched projects in her hometown, Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Haroon Noon is a final year Master of Architecture (RIBA part 2) student at the Manchester School of Architecture. Concerned with the experimentation of ideas, his main interests lie in questioning the status quo by finding alternative possibilities to contemporary typologies. This is embodied in his final thesis project that draws on the notion of urban shrinkage by developing a re-appropriation facility that dismantles shipping containers into useable components along a ship canal. The work is site responsive, and sensitive to the context and quality of the situation. His postgraduate dissertation engaged with practitioners and emerging practices to identify the potential drivers dictating a new typology of practice: towards all-encompassing agencies capable of going beyond the boundaries of the built environment. In addition to this, he has spent 2 years in architectural practice, participated in international workshops, organised a studio project at undergraduate level and initiated a social media campaign.


Curtis Martyn is a final year Master of Architecture (RIBA part 2) student at the Manchester School of Architecture.  As a Master of Urbanism, his work is concerned with the future of global cities and inspired by investigating, interpreting and intervening networks of urban complexity. This notion is explored within his final year thesis which develops a component based system that transforms industrial waste products into usable building components, combining his passion for business innovation with his interest in material flows. Curtis views design as a liberating tool that transverses people and space, cultures and economic systems. His post graduate thesis entitled ‘The Rebirth of Havana, Re- stitching the metropolis through ecological redevelopment’ proposed a sensitive scheme to reunite Havana’s fragmented inner city through the organic development of self-sufficient neighbourhoods.  He has spent two years in architectural practice, won numerous awards, participated in international workshops, organised symposiums and charity events.

Ist Prize Ex Aequo

 SOCIAL BONDS AND THE SUN LIGHT EXCHANGE

After completing a BA at Columbia University (Architecture), an interest in economy led Andrea Maria Jandriček to opportunities with leading financial advisers including a Harvard based hedge fund and KPMG in Croatia. She has assisted property investors from local developers to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with feasibility studies and macro-economic analysis for both commercial and housing projects. She received a Master’s in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Zagreb and focused on the idea of residential consolidation or land readjustment as it applies to transforming urban sprawl into more compact, mixed developments as a Master’s thesis topic. She works both as a Real Estate Analyst for a network of US and European investors as well as on the architectural staff of Design AIDD Architecture, a firm specializing in affordable housing design and its broader issues. Her interests include urban economics, land uses and sustainable development.

Ist Prize  EX- AEQUO

 INDIA BASIN URBAN WATERFRONT

Marcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect based in San Francisco, CA. He founded Bionic to focus on innovative landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and ecology projects at all scales. In addition to his private practice, Marcel teaches graduate level design studios in landscape architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and is a former principal at the internationally renowned landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates. He has led the design and management of landscape projects and exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States. As a designer he has distinguished himself as a creative force in even the most complex projects by proposing compelling designed relationships among land, people, and technology. Wilson graduated with distinction from The Harvard Design School where he was awarded the prestigious Weidenman Prize for design excellence. 

 

Sarah Moos is a practicing landscape architect and urban designer in San Francisco, CA. Sarah joined Bionic after a fellowship for SPUR (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association) including critical analysis, planning, and design of underutilized spaces along the Blue Greenway, a waterfront network trail in San Francisco. Since joining Bionic, Sarah has played an integral role in the design and coordination for multiple complex projects at all scales. Recently, Sarah received multiple design awards including honorable mentions for her dual master’s thesis on activating remnant spaces in San Francisco in the Samsung Everland Landscape Design Awards and the International Architectural Thesis Awards. Sarah graduated with ASLA high honors from the University of California, Berkeley with two master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and was awarded the prestigious Leland H. Vaughan Scholarship for academic achievement.

Honourable Mention:

 #BIT.TOTEM

Ryan King is an entrepreneur and artist from New York. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013 and pursued post-bachelor research at the Institute for Architecture and Urban studies and Columbia Universities Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Ryan has previously worked on the global phenomenon of the free-trade zone as a socio-spatial form of modernity and has published on the spatial dynamics of the Arab Uprisings.

Nikolay Martynov is a Masters of Advanced Architectural Design candidate at Columbia Universities Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Nikolay is from Moscow, Russia, where he studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute. Prior to moving to New York, he worked for ABTB studio, Project-Meganom and Kosmos studio and participated in projects and competitions independently. He plans to further explore relational aesthetics and spatial protocols in an entrepreneurial setting.

Honourable Mention:

CLUBLAND OF THE FX BEAUTIES

Christine Bjerke graduated with Distinction from The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in London, unit 12 lead by Jonathan Hill, Elizabeth Dow and Matthew Butcher. Before Bjerke attended The Bartlett, she achieved her Bachelor in Architecture with a First at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen.Currently working for Bozarthfornell Architects while continuing her own projects through theoretical writing as well as visual representations. Her research and design is often based within political and gendered architecture with a strong focus on discussions of the feminine, both spatial as well as theoretical. Bjerke is especially interested in the relationship between gender and financial economies and how these tensions can suggest reinterpretations of existing typologies. Additionally, how these interpreted urban structures can propose new infrastructures intertwined with the existing city. 

Honourable Mention:

 HACK[PUBLIC SPACE]

Erica Mattos (1985) is an architect and researcher based in Florianópolis, Brazil, currently concluding her masters at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and working in collaborative projects through Nimbu architecture and design studio. Her master research is concerned with the relations of hacker culture and the hackerspace movement with spatial practices and creative projects in design studios. She graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2010. During her formation time, she also studied design at the University of Buenos Aires. As an architect participated in several competitions like the 7th São Paulo International Architecture Bienal (special mention) and Arhitekton Architecture Pavilion Competition (third place). She is one of the founders of the brazilian hackerspace Tarrafa Hacker Clube.

Romullo Baratto is an architect and urban planner based in Florianópolis, Brazil, currently working as independent filmmaker and in collaborative works with other designers and studios. He graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2012, and during his formation time he also studied architecture at the University of São Paulo and film at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. As an architect participated in several international competitions like the 7th São Paulo International Architecture Bienal (special mention), the 9th BIA (second place) and Arhitekton Architecture Pavilion Competition (third place). In 2011 he worked at Périphériques Architectes and since then he often collaborates with Nimbu architecture and design studio.

Diego Fagundes (1985) is an illustrator, architect and researcher based in Florianópolis, Brazil, currently concluding his masters at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and working in collaborative projects through Nimbu architecture and design studio. His master research is concerned with the concept of utopia in contemporary architecture practices as comics, spatial installations and expositions. He graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2010. As an architect participated in several competitions like the 7th São Paulo International Architecture Bienal (special mention) and Arhitekton Architecture Pavilion Competition (third place). He is one of the founders of the brazilian hackerspace Tarrafa Hacker Clube.

ENVIRONMENT

Ist Prize Ex Aequo

THE WEAK MONUMENTAL


Aristide Antonas is a Greek architect and writer, currently based in Athens and Berlin, principal in the Antonas office (nominee for a Mies Van der Rohe award, 2009 and for a Iakov Chernikov Prize, 2011). His theoretical texts are mostly published on the Internet; his literature is published at Agra Publications (Athens) and jrp-ringier (Zurich). Aristide has been active as a tutor in Greece (NTUA, Athens and UTH, Volos) and as a part of the Visiting staff at the Architectural Association, the University of Cyprus, Freie Universitaet Berlin and the Bartlett UCL. His literary works are published at Agra Publications (Athens), jrp-ringier (Zurich) and crap is good Publishers (Berlin).


Katerina Koutsogianni is an architect and artist. Studied architecture at the University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture-Volos and received two master degrees. Master degree in “Architectural Design - Space - Culture “ at the National Technical University of Athens (2010) and "Master of Fine Arts'" at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (2013). She works in the  ANTONAS office since 2007 participating in various projects, competitions and exhibitions: Rethink Athens-"Athenian Trench" Honorable Mention (2013), "Open Air Office" - Info point Remap # 03 (2011), "Meteorite Unit" DOMES Awards (2009), "Athens Terrace Works" First Prize (2008).

Ist Prize Ex Aequo

INVERTING THE PERIPHERY


Ryan King is an entrepreneur and artist from New York. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013 and pursued post-bachelor research at the Institute for Architecture and Urban studies and Columbia Universities Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Ryan has previously worked on the global phenomenon of the free-trade zone as a socio-spatial form of modernity and has published on the spatial dynamics of the Arab Uprisings.


Nikolay Martynov is a Masters of Advanced Architectural Design candidate at Columbia Universities Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Nikolay is from Moscow, Russia, where he studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute. Prior to moving to New York, he worked for ABTB studio, Project-Meganom and Kosmos studio and participated in projects and competitions independently. He plans to further explore relational aesthetics and spatial protocols in an entrepreneurial setting.


Betty Fan is from Hong Kong, currently a candidate for a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University (2014). Fan received a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2013. She participated in an abroad studio in Berlin her during undergraduate studies and has affirmed her interest in Urban integration. Fan worked in China State Construction and Engineer Corp in Shanghai, and Yoa Cha Chih Design Corp in Taipei. Her work experience is mostly based on lighting design integration in Architecture and Urban projects.

IInd Prize

SCENARIOS FOR A POST CRISIS LANDSCAPE


Dimitris Grozopoulos recently graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architecture, [at present he is in the middle of his conscription]. He is currently basedin Athens. He works in various visual art forms and techniques such as traditional painting, graffiti, sketch drawings and more.He has participated in various exhibitions, workshops and competitions in Greece. Lately he had enriched his spatial experience through the unique activity of urban exploration, in which he discovered the potentials of modern ruins reactivation. His paper “Architecture in the era of ruins” was published in the conference “Transformations of space and its meaning in Greece amid crisis” (Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly). His latest research concerns alternative ways of reconsideration the urban decline. He is also co-founder of the platform archstudies.gr, a website for publishing, promoting and archiving architecture, design and visual arts projects by students from undergraduate or postgraduate level, studying in Greece or abroad.

Honourable Mention #1

POST POST-WAR


Bryony Roberts is an architectural designer and principal of the research and design practice Bryony Roberts Studio. Roberts earned her B.A. from Yale University and her M.Arch from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Suzanne Underwood Thesis Prize. After working in the offices of WORKac in New York and Mansilla + Tunon in Madrid, she started her own practice in 2011. She was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for the installation "Inverting Neutra" at the Neutra VDL House; an Initiatives for Houston Grant to transform existing towers in downtown Houston; and was recently featured in the LA Forum's "Out There Doing It" series for 2013. The studio has exhibited work in Los Angeles, Houston, Berlin, and Rome. Roberts has also published her research in LOG, Pidgin, and Plat and guest-edited the forthcoming issue of Log 31 on the theme of New Ancients with Dora Epstein-Jones. She was a Wortham Teaching Fellow at the Rice School of Architecture from 2011-2013, and currently teaches architecture at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles.

Honourable Mention #2

SHARALOT


Jack Morley is a designer at Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC in New York City, USA. He is a New York-based designer and writer specializing in inflatables and luxury residential. He has studied at Harvard and Yale, has worked at Morphosis and SANAA and has hopes to entertain. 


Lauren Chapman  is a designer based in New York City. Her recent projects include the headquarters for the American Bible Society in Manhattan and a ground-up hotel tower at the World Trade Center. Lauren holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University as well as a degree in film production, which continues to influence her work.

Honourable Mention #3

THE GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN PIPELINE: A COMMONS PROTECTION ZONE


Godofredo Pereira is an architect and researcher. He is currently completing his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. His research Underground Fetishism investigates territorial conflicts within the planetary race for underground resources, with a particular focus on the parallel exhumations of minerals and political leaders as re-imaginations of the body politik. Together with lawyer Alonso Barros and as part of Forensic Architecture he is coordinating the Atacama Desert Project, a geo-forensic analysis of human rights and environmental violations in the Atacama Desert in Chile. He is also the coordinator of History and Theory at the MArch Urban Design program at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, co-founder and editor of Detritos, a journal of art and critical theory, and editor of the book Savage Objects, 2012.


Samaneh Moafi is an Iranian graduate of architecture based in London, UK. Currently she is a PhD candidate in AA school of Architecture. Her research explores the relationship between the politics of petroleum and  projects of mass housing in Iran and Venezuela. She also teaches in the MArch Urban Design program at Bartlett school of Architecture, UCL and the Projective Cities program in the Architectural Association. Recently, she collaborated with Eyal Weizman on a Folly project for the 2013 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea titled Roundabout Revolutions. Samaneh graduated from UTS, Australia where she later taught and worked with a number of Art and Architecture practices. Her work has been exhibited internationally in countries such as Italy, Germany, Iran and Australia.

Honourable Mention #4

TRUSTING NAURU: 14 DEPOSITED LANDS


Natalya Egon is a designer based in Chicago, IL where her freelance work aims to explore and challenge the physical via the phenomenological. Egon and Turgeon won the 2013 COLD Competition with their project Second Hinterlands, which was recently published and exhibited in Cleveland, OH by the Cleveland Urban Design Collective. They also received  second place for the Chicago Prize in 2012 for their project Superimpositions, which was exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Egon has also been exhibited in Tokyo, Cambridge, and Minneapolis. She served as an architecture instructor at Harvard GSD's summer program, a drawing instructor at Boston Architectural College Summer Academy, and a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota. She has been a guest critic at the University of Minnesota, Illinois Institute of Technology, UT Arlington, and Harvard GSD. Egon holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. She currently works for Studio Gang Architects and has worked for SOM, SO-IL, and Fabrica718.


Noel Turgeon is a designer based in Chicago, IL. Egon and Turgeon won the 2013 COLD Competition with their project Second Hinterlands, which was recently published and exhibited in Cleveland, OH by the Cleveland Urban Design Collective. They also received  second place for the Chicago Prize in 2012 for their project Superimpositions, which was exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Turgeon's work has also been exhibited in Venice, New York, Minneapolis and Atlanta. He has served as an architecture instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Turgeon holds a Master in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He has previously worked for SOM and UrbanLab.