Meet the 2017 jury

The jury of 120 HOURS is composed of highly respected, reputed and experienced architects and architecture critics together with a student representative to keep the masters on their toes.

Jan Olav Jensen

Head of Jury, Architect and Teacher
Founding Partner of Jensen & Skodvin Architectes, Professor at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Born in 1959, graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 1985. He has been a tenured professor of architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture since 2004. He founded Jensen & Skodvin Architects with Børre Skodvin in 1995, after a period of private practice and employment at various offices since 1985. He has worked as a teacher and on juries at several universities. He was the 1998 Kenzo Tange visiting design critic at GSD, Harvard University. He was awarded the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal in 2006 and was one of the recipients of the 1998 The Aga Khan award for architecture for the Lepers ́ Hospital in India. In 2013 Jan Olav Jensen was awarded int FRIBA (RIBA's International Fellowship).

Tran Kinh Manh

Architect, Sinologist and Teacher
Founding Partner of Kinh Studio
Tran Kinh Manh studied architecture at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Before the architecture study, Tran Kinh Manh achieved a Bachelor in Sinology and Arts History At the Fu Berlin. Tran Kinh Manh started his architectural career by working with Obermeyer Planen und Beraten in Beijing. Since then the main focus of his career has been the trans- and intercultural design process between Asia and Europa. Tran has been Chief Architect in Baumschaleger Eberle, Beijing Office, and was responsible for projects for prestigious clients such as MOMA Group in Beijing. Under his leadership, the design and implementation of the first successful energy efficient buildings took place in China. After a one year work stay in Norway with NSW in Oslo, he joined the English firm David Chipperfield Architects in Berlin. During this he developed the design for the XiXi Wetland Residential Resort in Hangzhou. In 2010 Tran returned to China and founded his office Kinh Studio and Joint Office X6 Architects in Beijing. In recent years, Tran has also been involved in several higher education activities, spanning from operating as visiting lecturer at the South-East University in Nanjing, to joint studio projects between AHO and Studio AIWEIWEI. Tran became a member of the Architect Association in Berlin in 2007, and in 2013 he became a certified auditor for the German Sustainable Building Council.

Angela Gigliotti & Fabio Gigone

Founding Partners of U67
U67 is the architectural practice of Fabio Gigone and Angela Gigliotti. Founded in 2013 in Oslo, from 2015 it ́s based in Aarhus, Denmark. U67 deals with the project through different scales, preferring the drawing as a knowledge tool. We believe in the representation of architecture as the first move towards the construction of a space. Each project is a way to reveal possibilities towards different points of view, a vision that includes collective knowledge and beauty.

Fabio Gigone (1978), graduated in Architecture at the IUAV in Venice, was co-founder of Salottobuono till 2012 when the collaboration between its six co-founders ended. He has a strong background in architecture and exhibition design and he has been involved in several dissemination activities. Together with a multi-disciplinary team of architects and photographers he founded San Rocco Magazine in 2010. He was Contract Professor at IUAV in Venice within the Summer Workshop (2009, 2010), at ISIA in Urbino in the School of Graphic Design (2009-2012) and at NMBU in the Landscape and Spatial Planning Department (2014). In the last year he has been invited as lecturer and tutor in several Universities in Norway and around Europe, among the others AHO in Oslo, NTNU in Trondheim and Politecnico di Milano. He is Associate Professor at NMBU within the Landscape and Spatial Planning Department of Ås, Norway and Research Assistant at AAA, School of Architecture of Aarhus, Denmark.

Angela Gigliotti (1986) graduated in Building Architecture both at the Politecnico di Milano and at the Politecnico di Torino, got a degree with honour at the ASP (Alta Scuola Politecnica), a double degree curriculum for young talents. As architect she has always been engaged in projects across various scales, working on private assignments, competitions and publication. She has strongly been involved in the academic activities: Teaching Assistant at Politecnico di Milano at the Faculty of Civil Architecture within the Urban Studio (2010-13) and Assistant Professor at NMBU University in Ås (Fall 2014; Fall 2015) within the Place Making Studio in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning. She has been invited as lecturer and tutor in several Universities and workshops in Italy and around Europe. She was Member of the OAF Committee within the Oslo Architect Association (2014-15). In 2015 she has been granted as the “OAFs fellow for videreutdanning 2015-16′′ and she has been appointed as Mentor within the “Mentoring Project 2015-16′′ at Alta Scuola Politecnica. She is External Lecturer at DIS within the Architecture and Design Department in Copenhagen, Denmark and PhD Fellow at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.

Christian Hermansen Cordua

Architect and Teacher
Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Scarcity and Creativity
Christian Hermansen Cordua has studied and practiced architecture in Chile, the USA and Britain. From 1984 to 2002 he worked in the Mackintosh School of Architecture, where he was Director of Post Graduate Studies, and with Elder and Cannon Architects. The latter work won numerous awards such as The Royal Scottish Academy Gold Medal for Architecture, RIBA Awards, GIA Awards, Civic Trust Awards, The Regeneration Scotland Prize, Europa Nostra Award, Eternit Prize for British Architecture, etc.

In 2002 he moved to Oslo, Norway where he was appointed Head of the Institute of Architecture. He has lectured in America, Europe and Asia, has been Visiting Professor at The Central European University, Prague; Washington University, USA; University of Dundee, GB; and Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile; visiting researcher at the LSE, Cities Programme. He has published several books, the last of which is Manifestoes and Transformations, Ashgate, 2010, and contributed to journals, books and exhibitions in Europe and America. Recent research projects include: E-archidoct, (ended in 2010), HERA, Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (2010-1013) and Erasmus Mundus Latin America Project (2012-2015).

In recent years he has devoted most of his time to developing a design and build studio called the Scarcity and Creativity Studio ( Winner, The Architecture of Necessity Competition, Sweden 2016.

Chiara Sala

Student Representative
Master student, Politecnico di Milano

Chiara Sala attended the bachelor and master studies in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, with one year of Erasmus at TU Innsbruck where she is now doing her diploma.

As a member of the Advanced School of Architecture, in the summer 2015 Chiara attended an academic workshop at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genova, on the theme of the redevelopment of Genova Harbour. Afterwards she worked for the Venice Biennale 2016 on the construction of Studio Mumbai’s pavilion „Immediate Landscapes“, with Architect Bijoy Jane. In the latest summer Chiara did an internship at Snøhetta Innsbruck where she had the possibility to work with an international project.Her interests are within social development, and with the University of Innsbruck she helped planned a school, set to be built in Uganda by the end of the year.