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The big guns of the profession are working in the pre-selection jury of Media's Architectural Prize in 2015

This year Indira vant Klooster, Diogo Siexas Lopes and Andrija Rusan will select the best 5 buildings and 5 plans for the Media Jury to valuate personally in the show. 

This year it was a great honor for us that the editor in chief of the leading European architecture magazine A10 Indira van 't Klooster has accepted our invitation to take part in the pre-selection jury of the Media's Architectural Prize. In 2013 Indira has already participated in the jury.

Urania National Film Theatre, Budapest

The second juror is Diogo Seixas Lopes architect, one of the two founders of the Portuguese architecture firm Barbas Lopes, and who is also one of the main curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016 together with André Tavares. The Barbas Lopes office works are rooted similar ways in Portugal's very rich architectural tradition like as the works of Souto de Moura and Álvaro Eduardo Siza.

Tamás Bujnovszky photographer proposed us to invite Andrija Rusan architect, the editor in chief of ORIS, a very high quality, elegant and intellectual Croatian architectural magazine. We are very pleased that Andrija also accepted our invitation. He is also the director of The House of Architecture in Zagreb where ORIS's professional events are held, where there is a reading corner, a directory next to the editorial offices of the ORIS. In tis summer they opened an club restaurant for architects. It is almost like the House of Architects in Budapest, with the difference that not the chamber of architects, but Andrija Rusan and his firm has created and manages it.


Indira vant Klooster, the editor in chief of A10 european architectural magazine

Indira van 't Klooster (1971) is editor-in-chief of A10 new European architecture since 2012. Educated as an architectural historian, she has worked for various architectural organizations, such as the Amsterdam Architecture Centre, the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and Architectuur Lokaal (a Dutch foundation promoting good clientship in competitions and European procurement procedures), as well as in architecture policy on local, regional and national levels. Besides heading the editorial team of A10, she has lectured and/or moderated at many architectural events throughout Europe. She has also participated in international juries like the Scottish Doolan Award, the Hungarian Media Prize of Architecture, AIAC's 'Young Italian Architects', the Young Estonian Architect Award, and the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize. In 2013, Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch Architecture, about how Dutch architects are stretching the boundaries of the profession in times of change, was launched. She is currently working on Reactivate! Innovators of European Architecture.

Diogo Seixas Lopes architect, curator of the Lisboa Architectural Triennial 2016

Born in Lisbon in 1972, Diogo Seixas Lopes is an architect. He obtained his diploma at the Technical University of Lisbon and holds a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. He was a guest professor at the University of Coimbra and Carleton University in Ottawa. Currently, a visiting critic at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Chief curator, with André Tavares, of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016. He is the founder, with Patrícia Barbas, of Barbas Lopes Arquitectos. The portfolio of the office includes public and private buildings, interiors, and exhibition designs as well as collaborations with other architects such as Peter Märkli. Together with Gonçalo Byrne, they recently concluded the Reconversion of the Thalia Theatre in Lisbon. Their work was nominated for the Icon Awards 2012, Designs of the Year 2013, and the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.

Andrija Rusan architect, the editor in chief of ORIS architecture magazine, Slovenia

Rusan Andrija was born in Zagreb in 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1980, where he worked until 1984. as a research associate. Since 1986. Rusan has been working as a freelance architect and runs his own studio Rusan architecture. He participated in the IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung) in 1987. in Berlin as the author of the exhibition "Zagreb, ah Zagreb." He is an author of the exhibition of architectural sketches ORIS idea, and one of the authors of the exhibition Continuity of Modernity - Fragments of Croatian Architecture from Modernism to 2010 that was presented in Vienna, Bucharest, Skopje, Novi Sad, Amsterdam, Pécs, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Barcelona, Madrid, Pamplona, River, Kotor. Together with Vedran Mimica and Maroj Mrduljaš he writes the book Contemporary Croatian Architecture - testing reality. In the 80’s and 90’s of the last century he worked as editor in the Association of Croatian Architects' journals “Man and Space” and “Architecture”. Since 1998. Rusan has been publisher and editor of Oris. For scientifc, journalistic, critical and theoretical work in the feld of architecture, Oris was awarded two times by the Association of Croatian Architects with Neven Šegvic prize.

Andrija Rusan won the prize "Drago Galic from Association of Croatian Architects for the best residential architecture in 1997, award for Dedalo Minosse Lumenart house in Pula, in 2007. In 2006 he was a Commissioner of Croatian presentation at the 10th International architecture exhibition in Venice. Along with the publishing and exhibiting activities, he designed and carried out a series of interiors, family houses, villas and commercial buildings and public facilities. His works were included in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st World Architecture and Atlas Global Architecture circa 2000 (Fundación BBVA) and NANO Materialien book by author Sylvia Leydecker (Birkhäuser). His architectural works have been published in series of books and magazines both in Croatia and abroad. Also, he held a series of lectures about his work and activities of the Association of ORIS - house of architecture.


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