Ukrainian Urban Awards
Members of the jury
A highly qualified panel of judges composed of top architects from Ukraine and around the world will evaluate the achievements of the city architecture of Ukraine and determine the best architectural projects.
Massimiliano Fuksas
Founder, chief architect of Studio Fuksas
Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects and Royal Institute of British Architects
The Fuksas Studio and its leaders Massimiliano and Doriana have designed countless projects that have raised in the most important cities of the world, from airports, to cultural centers to exclusive luxury stores. New National Archives in France, Congress Forum in Camberra, Shenzen Airport in China, Palace of Ex Military Union and New Rome-Eur Convention Centre and Hotel in Rome and other.
Chairman of the jury
Massimiliano has been Visiting Professor at a number of universities such as: Columbia University in New York, the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.
With headquarters in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, the practice has an international reputation and has completed more than 600 projects in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, receiving numerous international awards. From large to small scale, the holistic approach of Studio Fuksas allows to devise completely integrated design solutions. With a cosmopolitan team, the practice design by researching and challenging, by simply asking the right questions.
Furthermore, Massimiliano Fuksas has been awarded many international prizes of great prestige among which: Crystal Globe IAA Grand Prix, Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award, Wallpaper Design Awards, Gold Medal Award, International Architecture Awards and others.
On June 1, Massimiliano Fuksas will hold his master class for Ukrainian architects on the stage of Ukrainian Urban Awards
Tina Saaby
Chief City Architect of Copenhagen
Head of the advisory board The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK)
Tina Saaby has many years of experience as an architect, partly as Partner of the architectural firm Witraz Architects in Copenhagen and was the former Vice President of the Danish Architects´ Association. Since September 2010 Tina Saaby has been the Chief City Architect of Copenhagen.
As a Chief City Architect she inspires, facilitates and advices the politicians and City Administration. Her responsibility is to help define architectural guidelines and visions in developing the city based on The City of Copenhagen's Architectural Policy. Copenhagen's vision is to become the world's best city to live in – a metropolis for people. Livability is one of the common denominators of all architecture and urban development in the future Copenhagen.
On June 1, Tina Saaby will hold his master class for Ukrainian architects on the stage of Ukrainian Urban Awards.
She is Visiting Professor at Sheffield University and external examiner at The University of Roskilde, The University of Copenhagen and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Furthermore, Tina is the Chairman of the Advisory board at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.
Vicente Guallart
Chief City Architect of Barcelona (2011-2015)
Founder of Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya (IAAC
Vicente Guallart has been a chief architect of the city of Barcelona and general director of Urban Habitat since 2011 with the responsibility of developing the strategic vision for the city and its major development projects.
Guallart Architects
Pioneer of interaction between nature, technology and architecture proposes new paradigms based in urban, social and cultural conditions emerging from information society, he crosses boundaries through collaborations in geology, sociology, engineering, fabrication, economics, and software design merging architecture, nature and new technology.
On June 1, Vicente Guallart will give his master class for Ukrainian architects on the stage of Ukrainian Urban Awards.
His most relevant and recent projects includes, among others, Sociópolis in Valencia: an innovative housing project for urban and environmental development with projects by international architects; Sharing Bloks in Gandía: a residence for students, the first in Spain where the dynamical relation between private and shared areas can generate a continuous re-configuration and extension of the spaces to live; Fugee Port and Keelung Port in Taiwan. He is author of Geologics (Actar), and co-author of the Metapolis dictionary of Advanced Architecture and Hypercatalonia.
Christos Passas
Associate Director Zaha Hadid Architects
Visiting Professor Dessau Institute of Architecture
Christos Passas was the Project Director and Lead Designer for numerous projects and winning competitions, including most notably the Sterling Prize nominee – the Phaeno Science Centre Wolfsburg, Holloway Road Pedestrian Bridge, 33-35 Hoxton Square in London, Beko Masterplan in Belgrade, Eleftheria Square in Cyprus.
Zaha Hadid Architects
Christos led lead the competition for seminal designs such as The Wakefield Art Gallery (2004), Connecticut Science and Exploration Centre in Hartford, CT (2004), the S.C. Johnson Wax Project Honour (2005) a prestigious extension to F.L. Wright's Johnson Wax campus in Racine, Wisconsin, lead the competition for Eleftheria Square redesign in Nicosia, Cyprus-1st prize (2005) and the Miami Science museum- 2nd prize (2006). He has contributed to the design of various projects including the Sheik Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi (1998- ongoing), Rosenthal Contemporary Arts Centre in Cincinnati (completed 2003) and the design of the MAXXI National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Rome (2000-on going), and contributed in larger scale projects such as the Istanbul master plan for Kartal-Pendik. (2006).
On June 1, Christos Passas will give his master class for Ukrainian architects on the stage of Ukrainian Urban Awards.
Christos teaches Parametric Design and Urbanism at the Architectural Association in London and is Guest DAAD Professor in the Dessau Institute of Architecture (HA) at Bauhaus, Dessau. He is at the forefront of design research, and often participates in design juries at universities around the UK.
Visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IACC) in Barcelona, and at University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign (UPenn) in Philadelphia.
Michel Rojkind
Founding partner of Rojkind Arquitectos
Visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Rojkind Arquitectos
According to Forbes Life Michel was named a representative of a Mexican generation of architects transforming the country. He was named by Wallpaper magazine as one of the «150 Movers, Shakers and Makers That Have Rocked the World in the Last 15 Years». The Los Angeles Times named Michel Rojkind among the «Faces to Watch». His office was recognized by Architectural Record as one of the best ten Design Vanguard firms.
On June 1, Michel Rojkind will give his master class for Ukrainian architects on the stage of Ukrainian Urban Awards.
Some of his projects include: Cineteca Nacional, Foro Boca the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, Nestlé Chocolate Museum near Toluca, Falcón II Headquarters in Mexico, Department Store Liverpool Interlomas, The New Tamayo Museum, in collaboration with BIG.
Expert in large scale urban and architectural projects in an international context. Inspirational and creative mind with an eye on implementation of concepts in different cultural environments.
Markus Appenzeller
Managing Director MLA+ Architecture
Head of the Master's programme in Urbanism by the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam
MLA+ Architecture
Markus Appenzeller has both extensive professional experience, as well as experience with urban design education. After completing his studies in Stuttgart and Chicago, Markus has been working in the Netherlands since 2001, where he has been employed by, among others, OMA and KCAP Architects&Planners. In 2012, he established his own firm together with Gerard Maccreanor and Richard Lavington: MLA+, which has offices in Rotterdam, among other cities.

On June 1, Markus Appenzeller will give his master class for Ukrainian architects on the stage of Ukrainian Urban Awards.
MLA+ is currently involved in projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and is working there on urban design and planning assignments, as well as architecture commissions. In terms of education, Markus has been affiliated with the Berlage Institute, the Urban Transformation School in St Petersburg and the Moscow School of Architecture (MArch). In addition, he often holds lectures and workshops at educational institutions in the Netherlands and abroad.
Entry Deadline
Maу 15, 2018
Organizing Committee of
Ukrainian Urban Awards
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