Jury Members

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: Javier Cenicacelaya, Leopoldo Gil Cornet, Léon Krier, Rafael Manzano Martos, Javier Martín Ramiro, Anselmo Menéndez Menéndez, María José del Toro Oliva 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: Javier Cenicacelaya, Leopoldo Gil Cornet, Léon Krier, Rafael Manzano Martos, Javier Martín Ramiro, Anselmo Menéndez Menéndez, David Rivera and Harriet Wennberg. Municipalities of the selected locations will be represented in this second jury too. The jury is chaired by Alejandro García Hermida, who has no vote except in the case of a tie.

Javier Cenicacelaya

Jury Member

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.

Alejandro García Hermida

Jury Chairman

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Masters in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the same university. Since 2009, he has been an Associate Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio School of Architecture, where he teaches History of Architecture and Urbanism, History and Theory of Restoration, Building Pathology and Repairing Techniques and Architectural Composition. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and guest lecturer at many national and international universities, workshops and conferences. His professional practice has focused on the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of many types and chronologies in Spain, Morocco and Peru. He is the Coordinator in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Building Arts and the National Directory of Traditional Building Crafts People; Activities Coordinator of the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize; Member of the Board of  Terrachidia NGO (whose work received the INTBAU Excellence Award for Community Engagement in 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.

Leopoldo Gil Cornet

Jury Member

graduated with 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, of the Asociación Libre de Profesionales de la Restauración Monumental and of the Board of INTBAU Spain. As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he 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. He was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998. He is currently working on the restoration of the Dorrea tower, in Irurita, and on the conservation of the ruins of a 11th century church, Elizaberria, in the Salinas de Ibargoiti area.

Leon Krier

Jury Member

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

Jury Member

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.

Fco. Javier Martín Ramiro

Jury Member

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, becoming later Arquitecto de la Hacienda Pública. He has 15 years of experience in the public administration sector, in departments which develop projects and construction works, rehabilitation and restoration; assets and property management; and cultural management and dissemination. He combines this activity with teaching, and with the participation as lecturer or speaker in different seminars, courses and congresses. Since 2018, he holds the position of General Director of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works in which he previously was Deputy General Director of Architecture and Building, directing the planning and management of architectural projects and works (especially in historic heritage), updating of regulations for the building sector, and leading projects for the promotion of architecture. Before this, he was Deputy General Manager of the Infrastructure and Equipment Management Department of the Ministry of Culture and served as Head of the Asset Management Area of the Ministry of Public Administration and senior technician in the General Directorate of Real state of the Ministry of Finance. He worked also in the private sector as a partner in an architecture office.

Anselmo Menéndez Menéndez

Jury Member

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1988, becoming Arquitecto Superior de Hacienda in 1989.He is Deputy General Director of Housing Policies and Aid of the Ministry of Public Works, where he was also recently provisory General Director of Architecture, Housing and Land. He has developed his professional works both in Public Administration and in the private sector. In the Public Administration, in the Ministry of Finance in particular, he has been: Regional Manager of the Cadastre of Gijón (Asturias), where he developed the Property Value Report of Gijón in 1996, General Director of the Cadastre, Head of the Management Area of the Deputy Direction of Real Estate and Deputy Director of the Department of Financial Management of the Spanish Tax Agency, as well as Deputy Director of Architecture and Building in the Ministry of Public Works. In the private sector he worked as real estate promoter and developer, managing his company from 2003 to 2012 and working as an architect for his own building projects (single-family and multi-family housing developments, both private and publicly funded, geriatrics, hotel complexes, private homes, adaptive reuse of residential buildings, etc.) and also managing and developing urban projects (master plans, compensation projects, compensation boards, land subdivision projects, etc.).

David Rivera

Phase Two Jury Member

He is a historian of architecture. Rivera is Professor of History of Architecture and Urbanism at the ETSAM-UPM and holds a PhD from the same University. His research and publications deal with the definition of cultural heritage (and especially with the studies on modern heritage) and the use of cinema as an analytical tool for architectural themes. He is the author of several books and essays on the history and theory of architecture and heritage preservation, such as Dios está en los detalles. La restauración de la arquitectura del Movimiento Moderno and La otra arquitectura moderna. Expresionistas, metafísicos y clasicistas. He is creator and director of the architectural magazine Teatro Marittimo.

María José del Toro Oliva

Miembro del Jurado de la Primera Fase

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 1986 and holds a Masters 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.

Harriet Wennberg

Jury Member

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.