Second round

Following the International Forum of Cities and Juries, the international jury of EUROPAN Austria meets to nominate the winners for the Austrian locations from the anonymous pre-selection of the 15%-20% of the best projects.
The international jury consists of seven representatives: Two representatives of the urban order, four representatives of urban/architectural design and one public figure.

The international Jury on the three Austrian sites takes place:
2021, location tbc.

Urban Order

Andreas Hofer(CH)

Andreas Hofer was born in Lucerne. He studied architecture at the Swiss Institute for Technology in Zurich. In 2018 he was elected as director for the International Building Exhibition in Stuttgart (Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart).

In Zurich he mainly worked as a consultant and project developer for innovative cooperative housing projects as Kraftwerk1 and mehr als wohnen (more than housing).

© photo: Sven Weber

Elisabeth Merk(DE)

Prof. Dr. (University of Florence) Elisabeth Merk, architect, has been the City of Munich’s Planning Director since 2007. After freelance work and further education in Florence, she was responsible for urban design, urban monument preservation and special projects in Munich and Regensburg from 1995 to 2000. From 2000 to 2005 she headed the urban development and urban planning division in Halle/Saale. Elisabeth Merk had a regulary professorship at the HfT Stuttgart from 2005-2007, has been honorary professor there since 2009, president of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning (DASL) since 2015 and honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) since 2020.

© photo: Michael Nagy, City of Munich


Susanne Eliasson(FR)

Susanne Eliasson is a Swedish-French architect, co-founder and partner of GRAU studio that works in the space between architecture and urbanism, developing urban visions to transform our common environment. She received the ‘Young Planners Award’ from the French Ministry of Housing and Sustainable Habitat in 2016.
© photo: GRAU

Akil Scafe-Smith(UK)

Akil is one quarter of RESOLVE, an interdisciplinary design collective that aims to address multi-scalar social challenges by combining architecture, art, technology and engineering. RESOLVE have delivered numerous projects, workshops, and talks, in London, the UK, and across Europe, as well as working with a variety of initiatives to introduce young people from under-represented backgrounds to concepts in interdisciplinary design.

© photo: Fabian Dankl-HDA

Paola Viganò(IT)

Paola Viganò architect and urbanist, is Professor in Urban Design at the EPFL (Lausanne) and at IUAV Venice. Doctor Honoris Causa UCL in 2016, Grand Prix de l’Urbanismein 2013, she received the Flemish Culture Award for Architecture in 2017 and the Golden Medal to the career of Milano Triennale in 2018. She founded Studio with Bernardo Secchi (1990-2014) and, since 2015, StudioPaolaViganò now working on projects and visions in Europe.  

© photo: F. Stipari

Bernd Vlay(AT)

Bernd Vlay is an architect and urbanist, based in Vienna, and together with Lina Streeruwitz he is the director of the office StudioVlayStreeruwitz. Besides that he pursues teaching activities at various schools worldwide and is a member of numerous advisory boards in the field of urban development, design and architecture (Linz, Innsbruck and BIG). Bernd Vlay is the president of EUROPAN Austria and member of the Scientific Committee of EUROPAN Europe.

© photo: StudioVlayStreeruwitz


Elke Krasny(AT)

Elke Krasny, PhD, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Krasny’s scholarship, academic writings, curatorial work, and international lectures address questions of care with a focus on emancipatory and transformative practices in art, curating, architecture and urbanism. Together with Angelika Fitz, she edited Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet (MIT Press, 2019).

© photo: Alexander Schuh


Benni Eder(AT)

Studied architecture in Vienna and Santiago de Chile and co-founded 2008 studio uek prior to establishing his actual practice studio ederkrenn with Theresa Krenn in 2017. 2015 the award winning EUROPAN project Oase 22 was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Since 2009 he teaches at the TU Vienna.

© photo: Benni Eder

Daniela Herold(AT)

Daniela Herold is an architect based in Linz and Vienna. She is a senior scentist at the Institute for Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2009 where she is teaching within the platform of Geography Landscape and Cities. In parallel she is running her own practice together with the architect Rolf Touzimsky

© photo: THuM ateliers