Second round

Following the Forum of Cities and Juries, the international jury of EUROPAN Austria meets to nominate the winners for the Austrian and Slovenian locations from the anonymous pre-selection of the 15%-20% of the best projects.
The international jury consists of eight representatives: Two representatives of the urban order representing the client's view, five representatives of urban/architectural design and one public figure.

The international Jury on the three Austrian and one Slovenian sites takes place:
November 2023, exact date & location tbc.

Urban Order

Regula Lüscher(CH)

Regula Lüscher founded 1989 as an architect (ETH Zurich) and co-partner her own office in Zurich. From 1998 - 2007 she was Deputy Director of the Urban Planning Department Zurich and from 2007- 2021 Senate Building Director and State Secretary for Urban Development in Berlin and Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts Berlin. Since 2022 she has been running her own office She is a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.

© photo: Inge Zimmermann

Gerd Pichler(AT)

Gerd Pichler is head of development at ARE Austrian Real Estate. He is responsible for large urban development projects such as "Wildgarten", a 11 ha urban housing project in Vienna and VILLAGE IM DRITTEN, a large inner-city partner project with a highly innovative renewable energy concept.
Gerd Pichler studied spatial planning and development at the Vienna University of Technology and holds a Master´s degree in Geoinformatics from Paris Lodron University in Salzburg.

© photo: ARE


Cristina Gamboa(ES)

Cristina Gamboa is a chartered architect and teacher. She studied at School of Barcelona(ETSAB), and University of Stuttgart. Cristina is co-founder of Lacol, where she has focused on researching and developing cooperative housing projects. Their  work has been recognized locally and internationally, including the Mies van der Rohe Award (Emergent Category, 2022). Cristina currently teaches at Architectural Association and ETSAB.
© photo: Matthew Griffin

Johanna Gibbons(UK)

Johanna Gibbons is a Landscape Architect, Royal Designer of Industry and Fellow of the Landscape Institute. Jo is Founding Partner of J & L Gibbons established in 1986 and co-founder of social enterprise, Landscape Learn. She is a member of various advisory panels including the World Forum on Urban Forests and a core Research Partner of Urban Mind. Jo lectures widely and writes. Her most recent publication is ‘Conversations on Urban Forestry’.

© photo: J & L Gibbons

Gašper Medvešek(SL)

Gašper Medvešek u.d.i.a. graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, where he is an assistant professor. He was the creative director of Plan B Architects. His notable projects include the RCERO recycling factory and the Stražišče gym hall, which were awarded the Golden Pencil by the National Chamber of Architects. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ljubljana for his artistic achievements.

© photo: Damjan-Švarc

Anna Popelka(AT)

Anna Popelka runs PPAG architects in Vienna and Berlin with Georg Poduschka and team. Since its foundation in 1995, the office has worked continuously in the field of research and development of architecture in the broadest sense, with the aim of realising innovation. The objective is the permanent formulation of a necessary newness in architecture that accompanies society. At a time when building is in a state of upheaval, planning will make an essential contribution to a future worth living for all of us.

© photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk (Aedes)

Alessandro delli Ponti(IT)

Alessandro delli Ponti is a registered Architect and Landscape designer, as well as a devoted researcher and teacher. Together with Architect Ilaria Novielli he is founder and director of - KH STUDIO. Building Strong Stories - a Paris based practice currently engaged in various initiatives for urban strategic planning across Europe. Today KH is implementing the 35 Ha urban and landscape project « Mannheim's Connection » - Europan 12 Laureate.
© photo: Marco Egizi - 3industries


Angelika Fitz(AT)

Angelika Fitz has been Director of the Architekturzentrum Wien since 2017. Prior to this, she worked internationally as a curator and author in the field of architecture and urbanism. In 2022 she was awarded the Julius Posener Prize für architectural theory. Her most recent exhibitions and publications include Critical Care. Architecture for a Broken Planet with Elke Krasny; the book has been published by MIT Press, as is her book Yasmeen Lari. Architecture for the Future, co-edited with E. Krasny and M. Mazhar, 2023.

© photo: Katharina Gossow


Radostina Radulova-Stahmer(DE)

Radostina is an architect with focus on urbanism. She studied architecture at KIT and ETSAM and later finished her PhD with honors at KIT/TU Graz. She is currently postdoc at the Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz. Radostina co-founded the office STUDIOD3R, which received several international awards. Her research and work focus on climate-oriented urbanism and digital change. She is part of the scientific advisory board of the Wüstenrot Stiftung.

© photo: Julian Martitz

Theresa Krenn(AT)

Theresa Krenn studied architecture in Vienna and cofounded studio uek prior to establishing her actual practice studio ederkrenn together with Benni Eder since 2017. She co-realized the cooperative housing project Kohlenrutsche in Vienna (2019). The award winning first prize EUROPAN project Oase 22 (2013) was nominated “best urban quarter development” by the city of Vienna. She is teaching at the TU in Vienna since 2010.

© photo: Theresa Krenn