The DETAIL editorial team will choose the most impressive projects from all the entries. In a second step, on 25 June 2018, a top-class international jury of experts will select the winners of the DETAIL Prize 2018 from the nominations. The independent jury members will define the evaluation criteria for the jury meeting and evaluate the works. The decision of the jury cannot be contested. There is no right of appeal.
The jury consists of the following members:
Prof. Dr. Philippe Block
Block Research Group, ETH Zurich
Prof. Dr. Philippe Block is Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, where he directs the Block Research Group (BRG) together with Dr. Tom Van Mele. Since 2017, he is also Director of the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) - Digital Fabrication. Block studied architecture and structural engineering at the VUB, Belgium, and at MIT, USA, where he earned his PhD in 2009. He has won numerous awards for his research and projects, has lectured at top universities and leading engineering and architecture offices worldwide, and is regularly invited as an expert consultant.
Prof. Manfred Grohmann
Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
Manfred Grohmann graduated as a civil engineer from the Technical University in Darmstadt in 1979. He has been Professor of Structural Design at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Kassel since 1996. In addition to visiting professorships at the Städelschule Frankfurt and the ESA - École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, since 2015 he has also been an honorary professor at the University of Melbourne and the University of Nottingham.
In 1983, Manfred Grohmann and Klaus Bollinger founded the office Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure. For more than 30 years, Bollinger+Grohmann has been involved in the development of designs and buildings and has made a name for itself in particular in connection with free forms beyond geometric regularity.
Dr. Sandra Hofmeister
Dr. Sandra Hofmeister has been Editor-in-Chief of Detail since October 2016. Her journalistic work comprises a large number of texts, primarily on the topics of architecture and design, which have been published in German and English-language books, magazines and daily newspapers. After studying art history in Berlin, she earned her doctorate at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2006.
In addition to her work as a moderator and author, Sandra Hofmeister was editor-in-chief of the German-language version of Domus from 2012 to 2015, and coordinated the launch of the journal. Since 2016 she has been teaching at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich. Her most recent publications include the volume "Holzbauten in Vorarlberg / Timber Structures in Vorarlberg" (Edition Detail, 2017).
Prof. Barbara Holzer
Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Prof. Barbara Holzer received her degree in architecture at the ETH in Zurich and worked as a freelance architect and exhibition designer until she founded her own studio d-case in 1999. She was responsible for the development and realization of multiple international projects for Studio Daniel Libeskind. In 2004, Barbara Holzer joined forces with Tristan Kobler to start the international architectural office Holzer Kobler Architekturen in Zurich, later adding a second office in Berlin. The studio operates internationally and covers a broad spectrum of activities from urban planning to architecture, from scenography to exhibition curatorship. She has been teaching at the Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf (PBSA) since 2010 and is a member of various committees, among others of the IBA Thüringen. Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler were awarded the Grand Prix Design of the Swiss Confederation for their international engagement.
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen was born in the Norwegian city of Haugesund, and in 1985 he graduated as Dipl. Ing. Architect from the University of Graz, Austria. The same year he was a co-founder of the first Norwegian gallery for architecture, Gallery ROM. In 1987 he co-founded the multidisciplinary architectural practice, Snøhetta, and he has been a partner in the company since 1989. Since the creation of Snøhetta, Kjetil has been instrumental in the projects developed by the practice such as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt; the New National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; The SFMOMA in San Fransisco; the National September 11 Memoria Pavilion in NY; the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dahran, Saudi Arabia; the Lascaux IV Caves in France; and lately the Busan Opera house in Busan.
He is a frequent lecturer internationally, and from 2004 to 2008 he was professor of architecture at the Institute of Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Both with Snøhetta and individually he has received numerous prizes including amongst others: Mies van de Rohe Prize - for the Opera and Ballet in Oslo in 2009; Aga Khan Award for Architecture –for the Alexandria Library in 2004; Commander of The Royal Norwegian Order of St.Olav in 2008; International Fellowship Honor from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); Honorary Doctor NTNU, Norway; and Honorary Member of the Norwegian Architects Association (NAL) in 2011.