The Competition will be conducted in two stages, each of which has its own jury.
Both juries are comprised of a group of international professionals renowned in the field of architecture and also include representatives from the diverse collaborating institutions.
The first stage jury will choose three proposals that best represent the Competition’s objectives and criteria. The members of the jury are: José Baganha, Javier Cenicacelaya, María Ángeles Fernández Hernando, Alba García Bernabé, Leopoldo Gil Cornet, León Krier, Rafael Manzano Martos and Harriet Wennberg. The jury is chaired by Alejandro García Hermida, who has no vote except in the case of a tie.
The second stage jury will select the best design proposals for each one of the previously selected locations. In addition, up to three special mentions per site may be granted to other entries that the jury considers particularly outstanding. The members of the jury will be: José Baganha, Elena Calama Martín, Javier Cenicacelaya, Estefanía Fernández-Cid Fernández-Viña, María Ángeles Fernández Hernando, Leopoldo Gil Cornet, León Krier, Rafael Manzano Martos, María José del Toro Oliva and Harriet Wennberg. Municipalities of the selected locations will be represented in this second jury too. The jury is chaired by Marta Callejón. Alejandro García Hermida, who has no vote except in the case of a tie, is the secretary of the Jury.
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts in Porto and at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and is a Doctor in the Universidad del País Vasco. In 1991 he founded his own studio, working since then on residential, hotels, and commercial projects of facilities and urban.It is, in any case, in the continuation of the vernacular traditions of the Alentejo region in which the mastery of José Baganha has been deployed in the most prominent way. This is seen in the series of “Montes”. He has been a professor in the Faculty of Architecture of Viseu and Sintra in the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and guest lecturer at several European universities. He founded INTBAU Portugal, co-founded the Council for European Urbanism and is a member of the board of the College of Architectural Heritage of the Ordem dos Arquitectos. In addition to the Rafael Manzano 2017 Prize, the aforementioned qualities of his work have earned him other international awards such as the Prix Européen pour la Reconstruction de la Ville 2011, awarded by the Philippe Rotthier Foundation.
Elena Calama Martín
Elena graduated in Architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic University, specialising in Architectural Heritage Conservation and Restoration. She has worked in architecture firms, handling tenders and construction projects. Since 2016 she has been a public servant in the Finance Ministry’s Architects’ Corps. She currently works in the Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda Ministry (MITMA) as Head of the Architecture Promotion and Dissemination Department within the Architecture and Building Office. Her department is tasked with disseminating, promoting and researching architecture through collaboration in these fields with professional associations, institutions, foundations and other bodies, whether public or private, Spanish or international. The department coordinates the organisation of the National Architecture Prize and architecture and urbanism biennials (in Spain, Latin America and Venice). At MITMA she has also worked in the Architectural Heritage Refurbishment Department, monitoring refurbishment works.
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Navarra. Professor of Architectural Composition at the University of the Basque Country. M.A. (Oxford Brookes University). MSc. (University of Oxford). PhD. from University of Navarra. He has been recipient of a Juan March Foundation Scholarship, Visiting Critic at various schools in the US and Europe, and Visiting Scholar at the John P. Getty Foundation, Los Angeles. He was Dean of the School of Architecture of the University of Miami. Javier has been editor of the international architectural magazine Composicion Arquitectonica, Art & Architecture and practices architecture along with Mr. Iñigo Saloña. Together, they have built a number of buildings, mainly in Northern Spain, but also in Brussels, Miami and Berlin. They have received diverse awards, such as the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City (Fondation Rotthier) on two occasions. Premio Manzano Martos de Arquitectura Clasica y Restauración de Monumentos in 2014, and awards from the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects and the Bizkaia Institute of Architects. Their work has been exhibited at various places, among them at the Biennale di Venezia and they have also curated several architectural exhibitions. Javier Cenicacelaya is author of numerous articles, eleven books and more than forty chapters of books.
Estefanía Fernández-Cid Fernández-Viña
Estefanía qualified as an architect, specialising in conservation and restoration of architectural heritage, with an MA also in conservation and restoration of architectural heritage, at the Madrid Polytechnic University School of Architecture (ETSAM-UPM). Now a doctoral candidate in the ETSAM-UPM Architectural Heritage Programme, under the supervision of Javier G. Mosteiro, she is due to defend her thesis, entitled “Cider architecture in Asturias: continuance of heritage values”, in early 2022. She is co-founder of the Madrid architectural studio espinosfernandezcid, specialised in cultural heritage. She and her team were winners in the first three years of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, receiving a special mention for their Grajal de Campos (2017) project and first prizes for their proposals for the sites of Baza (2018) and Olite (2019) respectively. The Plaza del Fosal project by the Church of San Pedro in Olite is to be carried out thanks to the “Cultural 1.5%” grants awarded by the Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda Ministry.
María Ángeles Fernández Hernando
Graduated in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a certificate of specialization in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage. In 2019, she became a civil servant, working since then as an architect in the public administration sector. She is currently a Vice Deputy Director of Architecture and Building of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, coordinating the Architectural Heritage Rehabilitation Program, the 1.5% Cultural Program, the Architecture Dissemination Area, the Building Regulations Area and the Program to Promote the Rehabilitation of Public Buildings (PIREP) linked to the PRTR. She has worked for more than ten years in the Ministry coordinating projects and initiatives related to land, architecture and housing from a strategic and integrated approach. She has also participated in urban and architectural design juries and as a member of the jury in different evaluation processes for architects applying for becoming civil servants.
Alba García Bernabé
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, specialized in Intervention in Architectural Heritage and holds a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She has practiced restoration for institutions such as the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Community of Madrid and National Heritage. She currently works as an architect in the public administration in the Area of Built Cultural Assets of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain of the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, where she is also part of the Committee for the National Plan for Fortifications and the Working Committee on Historic Gardens of the National Plan for Cultural Landscape.
Alejandro García Hermida
Graduated in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a PhD and a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the same university, where he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Composition since 2019. He has been an Associate Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio School of Architecture (Spain, from 2009 to 2019), a Visiting Scholar at the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA, 2016) and invited lecturer at many national and international universities, workshops and conferences. His professional practice has been focused on traditional architecture and building techniques and the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of multiple types and chronologies, mainly in Spain and Morocco. He is the Executive Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Initiatives in Spain and Portugal, including the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, the Richard H, Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards, the Donald Gray Building Arts Grants and the National Directory of Traditional Building Masters (Hispania Nostra Award 2018, Europa Nostra Special Mention 2018), Member of the Board of Terrachidia NGO (INTBAU Excellence Award 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.
Leopoldo Gil Cornet
Holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Navarra. He has been an architect at the Historic Heritage Service of the Dirección General de Cultura-Institución Príncipe de Viana of the Navarre Government since 1986. He was a Professor at the School of Architecture of Universidad de Navarra and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage Studies program, from 2000 to 2017. He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998 and has led numerous projects for the conservation and restoration of several monuments from Navarra, such as the Medieval Tower of the Señorío de Ayanz, 1998-2000 (Silver medal of the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos, 2000), the Frente de Francia of the Pamplona walls, 2000-2009 (European Union International Prize of Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Prize 2012, conservation category), and the Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles, 1982-2012. He was awarded the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize in 2012.
Trabaja como arquitecto, urbanista y asesor en diseño. Estudió en la Universidad de Stuttgart, abandonándola para trabajar en el estudio de James Stirling en Londres, asociarse con J. P. Kleihues en Berlín; y desarrollar más tarde su actividad privada como arquitecto en Londres 1974-97, Claviers 1998-2002 y Luxemburgo desde 2003. Ha impartido clase en la Architectural Association School (1973-76) y en la Princeton University (1977); ha sido también Jefferson Professor of Architecture en la University of Virginia (1982), Visiting Professor de la Yale University School of Architecture de forma intermitente desde 1990 y el primer Robert A. M. Stern visiting professor en 2015. Sus numerosos y muy reconocidos proyectos incluyen el planeamiento urbano y la coordinación arquitectónica de la nueva ciudad de Poundbury, Reino Unido, para el Duque de Cornualles y S.A.R. el Príncipe de Gales (desde 1988); el Palacio de Justicia de Luxemburgo (1990-97); la Citta Nuova en Alessandria, Italia (1995-99); Heulebrug en Knokke-Heist, Vlaanderen, Bélgica (desde 1998) y Cayalá, Guatemala (desde 2003). Ha participado como asesor en el Plan Director de Sea Side, Fort Walton Beach, Florida desde 1981 y se le considera “el padrino” del Nuevo Urbanismo. Su trabajo ha sido expuesto en el M.O.M.A. (Nueva York) y en el American Architectural Foundation Octagon Museum (Washington DC). Leon Krier ha sido galardonado con la Medalla de Plata de la Académie Française en 1997 y el Athena Award del Congress for the New Urbanism en 2006 y fue el primer ganador del Richard H. Driehaus Prize en 2003. Sus publicaciones incluyen: Rational Architecture Rationelle, 1978; Albert Speer: Architecture 1932-42, 1985 y 2013; The Completion of Washington DC, 1986; Atlantis, 1987; The Architecture of Community, 2009 (publicada en castellano en 2013); y Drawing for Architecture, 2009.
Rafael Manzano Martos
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a doctorate from the same university. He has restored numerous historic buildings in Spain and has designed new buildings in Spain and abroad. He has been Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Seville since 1966, where he was also Dean from 1974 to 1978. He has also lectured at many national and international universities. Among his multiple works, he was headed to the preservation of the Reales Alcázares of Seville from 1970 to 1991, chaired the works commission of the Real Patronato of the Alhambra and the Generalife from 1971 to 1981 (Shiller Prize for Restoration of Monuments in 1980), and headed up the preservation of the ancient Caliphal city of Medina Azahara from 1975 to 1985. He has published diverse texts on Medieval and Islamic architecture. He is a member of many national and international institutions, such as Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando; the Royal Academies of History and Fine Arts of Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Écija, Toledo and La Coruña; and the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Fine Arts of Spain and, in 2010, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, and he is Comendador con Placa de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio.
María José del Toro Oliva
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 1986 and holds a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural and Urban Heritage from the same university, since 2006. In 1988, she become an architect in the public administration sector, she joined the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE, before IPHE), since 2006, under the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. She is a member of the Technical Commission of the Alhambra of Granada, coordinator of the National Plan of Abbeys, Monasteries and Convents, curator of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain headquarters building. Member of the Juries always related to the restoration. She developes her professional works both in Public Administration and in the private sector.
Is the Senior Manager of INTBAU UK, having joined the charity as its administrator in 2010. She holds an Master’s Degree in the History of Art from the University of St. Andrews, where she completed research on Newhailes, one of the first Palladian villas to be built in Scotland, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Through her work with INTBAU, Harriet has organized seminars, exhibitions, study tours, and conferences, including the inaugural INTBAU World Congress in 2015. She has been an invited guest speaker in the UK and abroad, and has written publications including a study on Place Identity and Critical Regionalism. Harriet is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Rafael Calderón Alonso
Member of the jury for the site of Zubiri
Rafael graduated as an architect at the University of Navarra, specialising in urbanism, in 1995. His career has been focused on the region of Navarra, where he has done a range of work in close collaboration with various town councils. These include consultancy on urbanism, urban planning and urbanisation and building projects. He has also done many projects in the private sector, both new buildings and refurbishments, mostly in the rural environment.
Eva Moral Acuña
Member of the jury for the site of Buitrago del Lozoya
Eva graduated as an architect at the Madrid University College of Architecture (exams of 4 July 2003, Curriculum 75), specialising in Building. She took a postgraduate degree in Green Architecture and International Cooperation at Barcelona University. In 2017 she was awarded a Building Renovator’s certificate by the National Reference Centre for Construction in Paracuellos del Jarama (Madrid province). In 2020 she obtained a Passivhaus Designer’s certificate from the Passivhaus Institute (Germany), along with an official qualification as a Passivhaus Building Consultant. She is currently doing an MSc in Architectural Heritage Conservation and Restoration at the Madrid Polytechnic University College of Architecture. Professionally, in the private sector, she has worked for various developers and engineering and architecture firms. In public administration she has worked both in the Madrid Regional Government and in local government, where she is currently Municipal Architect at Buitrago de Lozoya (Madrid province)
Ricardo Saiz Iñiguez
Member of the jury for the site of Valpuesta
Ricardo qualified as a building technician at the Burgos School of Building Engineers and Building Technicians. He taught drawing at the School of Los Hermanos de la Sagrada Familia in Burgos in 1982-1988. In 1988-2017 he was municipal building technician at the Town Hall of Briviesca (Burgos province). Since 1981 he has advised on urbanism at various town halls in Burgos province: Oña, Poza de la Sal, Trespaderne, Valle de Caderechas, Jurisdicción de San Zadornil or Berberana, among others. In 2003-2012 he was the technician of the rural development association in La Bureba (Adeco Bureba). As well as his professional practice as a building technician he has been responsible, inter alia, for renovations, urbanisation projects of all sorts, refurbishments and restorations of folk architecture, bridges, mills, washhouses or fountains, and has directed worksites, for government bodies and private clients, including out-of-the-ordinary projects such as town halls, sports facilities and churches.