jury

 

katrin eckert

katrin eckert

Head of Planning at USM U. Schaerer Söhne AG, being responsible for the concept, layout and furniture design of big office spaces as well as special configurations such as for the Salone del Mobile in Milano, the workhouse in Berlin, Designer’s Saturday in Langenthal etc.

As architect and carpenter she has over 25 years of experience in designing and building houses in public and private spaces. 10 years ago she was specializing in the retail sector leading the architectural departments of big international brands such as the fashion brand Tally Weijl , the famous watch brand Swatch and now since nearly 2 years the iconic modular furniture producer USM.

Together with USM she explores intensively the boundaries between home and work in order to identify the drivers which are changing the way people work today and to find conclusions how the modular system of USM can support those changing needs in the future work- and home spaces.

carles castellanos

carles castellanos

Founder of ADEYAKA BCN, with 30 years of experience in the sector of office furniture. He has worked and developed a large number of projects in public and private spaces, with collaboration of the biggest national and international firms. He has also collaborated in numerous architecture studio, design and interior design.,

He has always been linked to architecture, and design. He collaborates, assists and implements office projects under the philosophy of the living office and the smart office.

mario espinoza

mario espinoza

Nicaraguan architect, Master in Experiential Interior Design and Master in Advanced Architecture.

His interests are focused on the development of projects around emerging technologies that explore new visions of reality and relationships between space, technology and the user experience.

His research and project work have won awards in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Argentina and Spain.

Founder of the MORPHEX design studio based in Nicaragua.

Architect specialized in computational parametric design at ON-A Barcelona.

Teacher of Master in IED (European Institute of Design) and teacher of the Interior Design career at LCI-Barcelona (Escola de Disseny).

álvaro alcázar

álvaro alcázar

Architecture and master’s degree from the Higher School of Architecture of Vallès.

He is exploring the space and tempo of the sensory through the construction of sensitive projects on the human scale. He has carried out different boundary transformations in rehabilitation and will soon execute an ephemeral intervention in a historic courtyard. She combines these processes collaborating with various architecture studios in Barcelona.

In his final degree project, he was part of Oasi, a renaturation of an area strongly transformed by the industrial heritage as it passed through Sallent. The landscape restoration materialized and he assumed with the team the direction of his work. The work was awarded by the Fundació Mies with the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 for the best architecture master’s degree in Europe and as an idea selected in Future Architecture Platform.

He has participated in various construction and material workshops, being selected by Creative Europe for the Material Designers biodegradable materials research at ELISAVA.