Meet the 2018 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.

Johanne Borthne

Head of Jury, Architect, Design Director and Teacher
Partner of Powerhouse Company, Founding Partner of Superunion Architects
Born 1978, Johanne graduated with a master's degree in Architcture from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2006. In 2017, Johanne joined Powerhouse Company as a partner and design director, and is responsible for the Norwegian branch. She was a founding partner of Superunion Architects in Oslo between 2010 and 2017, an office that won several international competitions. Johanne has been a teacher, tutor and external examiner at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design since 2007, and has also taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, the Bergen School of Architecture, the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm and the Berlage in Delft. In addition, she has given lectures all over the world, and has participated in the Sino-Norwegian Architects Forum at Xi'an, China, in TEDxOslo, and at the Day of Architecture: Norwegian Susainability, Haugesund. Johanne's expertise is design and concept development, urbanism and urban development.

Johanne was a jury member in 2011, 120 Hours' very first competition.

Matteo Ferroni

Architect, Director and Teacher
Director of Arquitectos de Cabecera Italia, President of Fondazione eLand, Teacher at the Art Academy of Perugia
Born in 1973, Matteo graduated from the Accademia di Architettura de Mendrisio in Switzerland. At the age of 30, he started his practice, Studio Matteo Ferroni. He is a director of Arquitectos de Cabecera Italia, and president of Fondazione eLand in Lugano. He is currently lecturing at the Art Academy of Perugia, and has been a visiting professor at the Ecole d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme de Bamako, the Royal College of Arts in London, and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. His work is deeply marked by a humanistic approach to the dicipline, and is permanently exhibited at the Biosphere de Montreal as a model of integration between technology, culture and nature.

Eli Synnevåg

Senior Architect and Project Manager at Snøhetta
Eli Synnevåg graduated from Bergen School of Architecture in 1996, and started working for Snøhetta in 2000, where she's now working as a senior architect after 18 years. During her architectural studies, she designed an orphanage in Nepal, which was realised in 1994, and received both the Erskine Award and the AR Emerging Architecture Award. Eli has been part of the team working on the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and had the role of team leader in the KAAC project in Saudi Arabia. Among many other large scale projects and competitions, she has been project manager for Quart 8, Max Lab IV and Lund University, School of Economics.
Eli has been a part time teacher and invited critic at AHO, and was an external examiner for last year's 120 Hours Extended Master Studio. She's been an external examiner for NTNU Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, and supervisor for Julia Schlegel, "The Gap Between Design and Vision", the first Industrial PhD work at AHO.

Marcel Bilow

Architect and Teacher
Co-founder of imagine envelope B.V., Founder of Bucky Lab, Assistant Professor at TU Delft
Born in Bielefeld, Germany, Marcel studied architeture at the Detmolder Schule für Architektur. He worked as an apprentice bricklayer for three years before he co-founded raum204. Marcel worked under the chair of Design and Construction by Prof. Ulrich Knaack at Hochschule OWL from 2004 to 2008, and co-founded imagine envelope B.V. in 2008. He started and is currently leading Bucky Lab at TU Delft, the first semester's master course within the architectural program for building technology, which focus on designing innovative building constructions and facades.

Mads Øiern

Student Representative and Architect
Architect at Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Mads Øiern, born 1987, is an architect freshly graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. As a student, he participated in Studio B3, Studio Rom and Teknikk with guest professor Mark Lee, and Studio S.P.A. For his Diploma, he made a garden for the deaf-blind.

Mads worked one year as an intern at Snøhetta overseas. Here, he was part of the team winning the competition for the new Banque-Libano-Française Headquarters in Beirut. As an intern, he also designed the Paddington Art Pavillion in London and the Lubyanskaya Square Plaza in Moscow. Mads is currently working at Rintala Eggertsson Architects. In these days they are working on their 16th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia; a wooden pavilion at Forte Marghera, in the district of Mestre. The program of the pavilion is yet to be revealed.