Meet architecture's next Superwoman! Beatrice Galilee is a curator, writer, critic, consultant, and lecturer of contemporary design and architecture based in London. Trained in architecture at Bath University and the history of architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, she specializes in the dissemination of architecture through media, curatorial practice, research, and editing.
In 2009, she was European curator of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and between 2007 and 2009 was architecture editor of ICON magazine, an internationally respected architecture and design journal, for whom she won the IBP Architectural Journalist of the Year award in 2008. She has lived in Berlin, Beijing, and Shenzhen, and has a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary design, built up by an extensive international network of architects, editors, and curators. She is now Chief Curator for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale which opens in September.
Beatrice Galilee's analytical and critical abilities was essential to the 2013 jury.
* Acting jury leader in Julien's absence
Joakim Skajaa is one of Norway's greatest architectural talents. Joakim received his Master of Architecture from Bergen School of Architecture in 2004, and has worked at Saunders/ Wilhelmsen in Bergen, Boyarsky Murphy Architects in London and MMW in Oslo.
In 2006 he and his partner Arild Eriksen opened the office Eriksen Skajaa Architects. They soon became noticed for their focus on humane urban and residential development in all scales, and their commitment to user perspective research in living environment, urban and local development. They won the Europan competition for the development of the Haugerud Center in 2010 with a proposal for a new urban village. The project is currently being developed in cooperation with the Oslo municipality. In 2012, Eriksen Skajaa Architects were honored by Wallpaper Architects Directory to be one of the hottest young architecture firms in the world at the moment.
Joakim Skajaa's background from Bergen and his important position as role model for young architecture students makes him a perfect juror for 120 HOURS 2013.
Ibrahim Elhayawan graduated from Cairo University in 1995. He then moved to Norway to join Snøhetta following a successful collaboration on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Project in Egypt.
During his 13 years as an architect at Snøhetta, he built several prestigious projects such as the Norwegian embassy in Berlin. He also received a number of awards and nominations, including first prize awards for Norwegian Opera & Ballet, King Abdulaziz Cultural Center in Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Zayed knowledge Center in UAE. The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, is one of the projects which Ibrahim had large and complex responsibilities from competition phase until the building´s completion.
In 2008 Ibrahim co-founded Various Architects where he lead several projects including the award winning Mobile Performance Venue project. In 2009 OMA asked Ibrahim & VA to join their team as consultants on their competition winning Taipei Performing Arts Center. Ibrahim was the Project Manager / Project Architect responsible for leading OMA Design Team in Hong Kong and overseeing the work of the local architects in Taipei.
Ibrahim Elhayawan's experience and extensive background made him an ideal addition to the jury.
Anders is a fourth year student at Bergen School of Architecture (in 2013).
As a two time participant of 120 Hours, he is no newcomer. Anders is a big fan of working with concepts, and knows how important it can be for the prosess of creating great architecture.
He has a wide experience from architectual competitions, spanning from social, cultural and public architecture, and that is why we think he is the right person for the job as this years student member of the jury.