Chief Juror : Barrie Ho
Barrie Ho, the Founder and Director of the Hong Kong based architects firm BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd (BHA), is frequently described as one of the most influential architectural designers of his generation practicing today in Asia. Ho is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), a Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) and a Member of the Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK).
Ho is the Winner of the prestigious HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Awards 2017, 2015 & 2013, Asia Pacific Property Awards (Architectural Category) 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015 & 2013-2014, Golden Pin Design Award 2014, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 (finalist) & 2010 (merit) and Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008.
Ho has proudly won over 150 major international design awards from Dubai, USA, UK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Asia Pacific and Hong Kong, such as HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 & 2010, Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008, USA International Design Awards 2010 & 2008, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards from 2003 to 2009, Hong Kong Designers’ Association Awards 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2005 and Perspective Design Recognition Awards in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007 & 2005, Ho was also awarded Outstanding Greater China Design Awards 2006-2013, the Shanghai China’s Most Successful Design Award 2012, and the Shanghai China’s Successful Design Award from 2009-2015. Numerous Architectural Projects were also selected as Finalist in the World Architecture Festival in Singapore 2015, ArchMarathon in Milano 2014, Dubai Cityscape Awards for Architecture 2011, UK World Architecture News Award 2011, Japan Good Design Award 2011, Design for Asia Awards 2008 and Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2008-2013 for 6 consecutive years.
Juror: Massimo Iosa Ghini
Considered as one of the most prominent Italian architects and designers in the international world of design, Massimo Iosa Ghini was selected by Luca Zevi, curator of the Italian Pavillion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, for the exhibition “Architetture del Made in Italy” with the project “Seat Pagine Gialle” (Turin).
In 2013 the Triennale di Milan dedicated an entire anthological exhibition to him “From the Beginnings to a Sustainable Today”. In 2015 his Kiko Milan retail concept won the Best Retail Global Expansion at Mapic 2014; Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi presented him with the Marconi Award for Creativity.
In 2016 he was appointed as “Ambassador of Italian Design” on occasion of the Italian Design Day, promoted by Farnesina for the promotion of Italian and Italian lifestyle.
Juror: Zhu Jingxiang
Zhu Jingxiang is an associate professor of the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with research focuses on new spatial structures, lightweight building systems and sustainable building technologies.
Zhu has won the China Innovator of the Year Award in Architecture from The Wall Street Journal in 2012, First Prize of Local Academia in the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council Innovation Award 2015, Technique Exploration Award and Youth Explorer Finalist Award in the 4th China Architecture Media Awards 2016. He also designed Dou Pavilion for China’s national pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
Juror: Sylvia Yammine
Sylvia Yammine, Architect and urban planner, is a Harvard Alumni. She studied the Advanced Management and Development in Real Estate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Yammine is a Professor and Architect responsible for workshops at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). Committed to create exceptional environments, Yammine founded the architectural firm SY ARCHITECTS in 1997 ; It has an extensive experience in all phases of Architectural, Interior Design and Urban Planning Services.
She also participated in many Conferences and professional development workshops worldwide.
Juror: Gaby N. Khoriaty
Gaby Khoriaty is a prominent architect who has obtained his Master degree in Architecture in 2003 with distinction, a Master in Restoration and Conservation of old buildings with distinction.
Khoriaty has been teaching Architecture at the Lebanese University since 2008 and is currently responsible of the Master II final year projects. Khoriaty has also taught at Notre Dame University in 2011-2012.
Khoriaty is deeply involved in projects ranging from housing to educational, leisure, mixed use development, restoration, interior design and public projects. Also involved in International, National workshops and competitions with several Award-Winning projects.