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3XN | The Plan


Jury member: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Founder, Senior Partner and Creative Director

Danish architectural firm 3XN offers more than three decades of experience in designing and building innovative and human-focused architecture. Since its founding in 1986, the firm has become known for creating buildings of substance supported by a strong theoretical foundation. The abiding philosophy that architecture shapes behaviour guides all 3XN’s work, from award-winning corporate headquarters and residential buildings to cultural destinations and mixed-use urban districts. Notable past projects include the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland); the cube (Berlin) and the new Sydney Fish Market (Australia).

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Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia | The Plan

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia

Jury member: Simonetta Cenci, Partner and Deputy Managing Director

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia (AF517), formerly 5+1AA, was founded by Alfonso Femia and fellow travelers. Since 1995, they have explored the world and human relationships through architecture, dialogue and matter. Listening and searching are posited on the idea that the project is a medium for communication, prompting the creation of spaces and architecture that are part of “chronotopic” cities. The practice focuses on urban regeneration and major new-build projects in key Italian and Mediterranean cities. Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia (AF517) stays in touch with the construction world through constant collaboration with a range of companies in various sectors but also with the craft sector, confirming the importance of close exchange between all project players. 

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Behnisch Architekten | The Plan

Behnisch Architekten

Jury member: Stefan Behnisch, Partner

Behnisch Architekten was founded in 1989 and works out of four offices – Stuttgart, Munich, Boston and Los Angeles. The firm enjoys a global reputation for high-quality architecture that integrates environmental responsibility, creativity, and public purpose. From the beginning, Behnisch has prioritized the social dimension of architecture and the quality of the urban environment. In over 30 years, the firm has created a diverse portfolio of projects mainly in Europe and North America that demonstrate new ways for occupants to inhabit their surroundings.

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Mario Breglia | The Plan

Mario Breglia

Jury chair - President and Founder Scenari Immobiliari
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Barbara Cominelli | The Plan

Barbara Cominelli

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FX Collaborative | The Plan

FX Collaborative

Jury member: Gustavo Rodriguez, Partner

We believe in the power of intelligence, intuition, and interconnection to design a better world. We build places that resonate and endure, design with deep respect for our Planet’s resources, celebrate our clients’ unique cultures, and embrace diversity and promote social responsibility. Founded in 1978 and led by 14 Partners, the firm’s work ranges from the scale of individual buildings and interiors, office towers, multi-family residences, cultural facilities, workplace, K-12 and higher education institutions as well as the city as a whole, addressing infrastructure and transportation.

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GCA Architects | The Plan

GCA Architects

Jury member: Andrea Navarro, Partner

Josep Juanpere and Antonio Puig founded the GCA Architects practice in 1986. Jesús Hernando, Josep Riu, Jordi Castañé, Francisco de Paz, Andrea Navarro and Juan Riveiro subsequently joined as partners. The company boasts a multidisciplinary team of more than 90 professionals specialized in architecture and interior design, from architects to building engineers, interior designers, consultants, project managers, and communications specialists. Covering every stage of the design process, this multi-talented group leverages the senior partners’ experience and the freshness and innovation of its younger generation employees.

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Gilda Gastaldi | The Plan

Gilda Gastaldi

President GSD Foundation
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Luca Giannelli | The Plan

Luca Giannelli

CEO United Consulting
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Grimshaw | The Plan


Jury member: Andrew Whalley, Chairman and Partner

Grimshaw was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. The practice became a partnership in 2007 and operates worldwide with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Dubai, Melbourne, and Sydney, employing over 500 collaborators. The company’s work is characterized by strong conceptual legibility, innovation, and a rigorous approach to detailing, all underpinned by the principles of humane, enduring, and sustainable design. The practice is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of its buildings to deliver projects that meet the highest possible standards of excellence.

Andrew Whalley, Grimshaw partner and Chairman has worked in the practice since 1986. He has been involved with academia throughout his career at the Royal College of Art Industrial Design Department, The Bartlett, UCL and the Architectural Association. But also at the Washington University and Politecnico di Milano. Andrew succeeded Sir Nicholas Grimshaw as Chairman in June 2019.

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Ezio Micelli | The Plan

Ezio Micelli

Professor at IUAV University of Venice
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Carlo Ratti | The Plan

Carlo Ratti

Founder CRA, Professor MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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Patrícia Santos Pedrosa | The Plan

Patrícia Santos Pedrosa

Architect, Researcher at Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, Invited Assistant Professor at UBI

Patrícia is an architect, researcher, professor, feminist, activist and mother. She is Researcher and Project Leader of [email protected] – Women Architects in Portugal: building visibility, 1942-1986, a research project under Portuguese Government Funding (2018-2022). Patrícia is also Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (University of Lisbon), Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior and Co-Founder and President of the Women in Architecture in Portugal association. She has received a Degree in Architecture from Técnico Lisboa in 1997, a Master in History of Art from Nova University Lisbon in 2008, a PhD in Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2010, and a postgraduate degree in Feminist Studies from the University of Coimbra in 2016. Patrícia has obtained the Young Researchers in Art Studies Award in 2008 and her main research areas are history of architecture (women and XX century); architecture, cities and gender; feminist urbanism.

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Valerio Paolo Mosco | The Plan

Valerio Paolo Mosco

Architecture Critic

Valerio Paolo Mosco, architect and critic, has written several books among which: Giuseppe Terragni: la guerra, la fine (2020); Architettura italiana. Dal postmoderno ad oggi (2017); L'ultima cattedrale (2016); Naked Architecture (2012); Cinquant'anni di ingegneria italiana (2010), Steven Holl (2010), Architettura a zero volume (with Aldo Aymonino, 2016). He teaches at IUAV in Venice and at Cornell University. He has taught at I.I.T. in Chicago, at Pamplona University and at Politecnico di Milano. He is director of the online magazine Viceversa.

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Elena Tomasi | The Plan

Elena Tomasi

General Manager FPMC - Fine Properties Monte Carlo

In 1997, having graduated from the University of Parma in hydraulic engineering, she joined Impresa Pizzarotti, holding various roles before moving to Engeco SAM in the Principality of Monaco. Over 12 years in Monaco, she has been involved in numerous projects, in an array of roles. She is currently heading up FPMC, a Monaco-based company that focuses on marketing luxury real estate developments. She is also responsible for a real estate development team that operates abroad, notably in France and the United States.

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Raymund Ryan | The Plan

Raymund Ryan

Curator of Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art

Raymund Ryan is an architectural curator and critic. Originally from Ireland, he looks at the city as both insider and outsider, bringing the international design scene into dialogue with the Pittsburgh region.

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Elisabetta Spitz | The Plan

Elisabetta Spitz

Extraordinary Commissioner MOSE project
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Diane Gray | The Plan

Diane Gray

Executive Director LA(H)B, Editor in Chief Roca Gallery 

Diane Gray is the Executive Director of the Laboratory of Architecture for Healthcare Barcelona [LA(H)B] and the Editor in Chief of the Roca Gallery online publication. From 1990 to 2013 she was the Coordinator of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award, and Curator of the collection and archive of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona. She has organized and participated in numerous international conferences, exhibitions and publications focused on contemporary architecture, design and urbanism. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ArquinFAD.

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Yehuda Safran | The Plan

Yehuda Safran

Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture of Pratt Institute

Yehuda Emmanuel Safran is an internationally renowned critic of art and architecture. He has taught at the Architectural Association, Goldsmith’s College of Art, the Royal College of Art, the Jan van Eyck Academie, Harvard University Graduate School Of Design, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of the Columbia University. His essays are published in numerous international sector magazines and journals. I have a weakness for a touch of Red, his most recent book, comprises a selection of all his texts published on artists and architects in Portugal.

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HUANG Wenjing | The Plan

HUANG Wenjing

Founding Partner OPEN, Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Huang Wenjing, AIA, and LI Hu co-founded OPEN in New York City and established the studio’s Beijing office in 2008. Some of the award-winning projects by OPEN include: Chapel of Sound, Tank Shanghai, UCCA Dune Art Museum, Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School, and Garden School/Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus.
Prior to OPEN, Huang was a senior designer and associate at the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners.

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Michael Webb | The Plan

Michael Webb

Architectural Writer

Michael Webb Hon. AIA/LA has authored 25 books on architecture and design, most recently Architects' Houses, Building Community: New Apartment Architecture, and a memoir, Moving Around: A Lifetime of Wandering, while editing and contributing essays to a score of monographs. He is also a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States, Asia and Europe. Growing up in London, he was an editor at The Times and Country Life, before moving to the U.S., where he directed film programs for the American Film Institute through the 1970s and curated a Smithsonian exhibition on the history of the American cinema.

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Li Xiangning | The Plan

Li Xiangning

Full Professor and Assistant Dean at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University

Li Xiangning, deputy dean and professor of history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Li Xiangning has lectured widely on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism and published on these topics in international architecture journals. He has been a visiting scholar at MIT, a fellow at MAK Center of Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and a visiting professor at TU Darmstadt; and he has curated the Chengdu and Shenzhen Biennale exhibitions, among various distinctions.

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