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MALECON

A Sea Defence & Cultural Space Challenge

Welcome to our Cuban architectural revolution. In this competition we aimed at breathing new life in Havan’s iconic (but currently tierd) Malecon coastal road. Our goat was to add a new layer of urban intervention to Havana’s unique socio-historical context by working on the Malecon’s identity as both a prime hotspot for Havan’s rich social life but also reinforcing it as a sea protection agaisnt increasingly violent hurricane storms.

Havana is a pearl in the rough, oozing architectural potential from every window, every door, every crumbling balcony and every tired facade adorning its varied streets. In this competition, we ask our participants to make the most of this potential and focus their energy on the iconic Malecon as a renewed symbol for what this city could evolve into. But this competition wasn’t just about rethinking a sea promenade for Havana, it is about protecting the city from threats from the sea and imagining a new wave of socio-cultural design-led revival: inspiring positive change in a city which has been frozen in time since the mid 20th century and which is in desperate need to come of age in our contemporary world.

This competition focused on three areas: protection in the form of a renewed sea defence, engagement in the form of new cultural social spaces along the Malecon, and identity in the form of resurrecting an old icon back to life and defining a new beginning for Havana in the 21st century.


winner

TURNING THE MALECON

Javier Galindo
(USA)

At the initial signs of the first incoming storm of the Caribbean’s hurricane season, the residents of the surrounding blocks and neighbourhoods of Havana’s Malecon will come together for a unique event and celebration. Teams of 10 habaneros each, representing a city block, building address or social club located in the close vicinity, will participate in the collective turning of a boardwalk into sea walls. The people of Havana have a history of turning one thing into another due to economic scarcity, epitomized in the phrase “resolver” meaning to solve, addressing necessity through practical ingenuity. The turning of a seafront…

runner up

In Between the Icon

Sebastian Sowa, Gianluca Torini & Meike Schröder
(Germany)

SCENARIO The climate is changing and so is the sea. A rising sea level and a greater number of natural disasters can be assumed. How Cuba or the city of Havana will develop in an economical or political context, can not be answered by landscape. Especially because both landscape and politics are developed in contrasting timeframes. The design develops a landscape scenario. It gets its inspiration from the current landscapes of city and sea. Seeking a new, timeless relationship that sets a vision for the Malecon beyond the political geometry to finally open a new space for the inhabitants and…


Honourable Mentions:

SHAKING UP HAVANA’S MALECÓN

Amélie FERLIN & Beatrice CORSINI
(France, Italy )

Cuba is an island. Havana is a coastal city. The Malecón shapes the city towards the Caribbean Sea. The water is at your fingertips almost everywhere in Havana, but the city is looking away. The water is there but nobody seems to notice it. It’s time for Havana to reconnect with its sea, it’s time to start looking at the water as a potential and to reclaim the status of a coastal city. Using the water as a tool, our proposal wants to define an urban strategy able to to enhance the quality of the urban landscape in Havana. Keeping…

THE PEARLTRESS

Byungryoung Lee, Sang Hyun Park & Dong Won Lee
(South Korea)

Citizens of Havana are battling the mighty Caribbean Hurricanes every year, risking their lives and livelihood due to the redundancy of Malecon’s sea defense. Our concept started off with the idea of eliminating the very core of threat, the hurricanes. From that, we decided to design an interactive and flexible sea defense in which both social space and sea defense mechanism are derived from one and single material. Inspired by the condom, the “PEARLTRESS” mainly focuses on the water-proof, translucency and elasticity. During the hurricane season, “PEARLTRESS” nature of elasticity stores the waves as they hit the wall. Over time,…

MALECÓN RHAPSODY: The Curves that Mitigate Waves

Xiru Chen & Stella Yuan Lin
(China)

The MALECÓN RHAPSODY addresses Havana’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon along Malecón. The 8 km-long landscape infrastructure incorporates public space with the storm and wave surge defense systems. This also creates architectural elements, amenities, energy generation stations, and food production hubs that provide the locally needed cultural, recreational, and socio-economic benefits. The design intends to improve access to the water along with a visually dynamic access to the sea from the city, creating iconic landscapes that give Habaneros and visitors an engaging and pleasurable oceanside experience. CHALLANGES: Originally intended as an oceanside boulevard for Havana’s pleasure-seeking middle…

Malecon 2085: The 8000 Floating Islands of Cuba

Lena Wimmer, Basel Hamad & Hadrian Tombak
(Germany, Syria, Malasia)

In 2085 Cuba will look different from Space.  Cuba will have gained land, in fact it grew by one third. You can see it, if you fly by. The water level of the sea around the main island will be reduced and can be regulated every minute. A new 7000 km long power plant dam will produce more sustainable renewable energy that Cuba became in 2045 the main exporter of energy to the south of the USA, to Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. Cuba will have more than 8000 new islands, creating a new microclimate, a new living…

The Malecón Sea Room

LEO XIAN, ALECSANDRA TROFIN, EZMIRA PERAJ & SHERYL LAM
(China, Romania, Albania, UK)

The nineteenth century boulevard of the Malecón is an extraordinary resource of stories. The buildings that formed the city edge were once home to a privileged elite who fled the Revolution. Now, within its potted, weathered and eroded walls, live the descendants of artists, writers and politicians – favoured figures of the early Revolution. Out of the walls, shipwrecked by the sea and blasted by hurricanes, emerge curious, sometimes tragic, often fantastical narratives of Habaneros. The Sea Room is an architectural manifestation of these stories along the Malecón. It forms a new public space, a pause along the nightly promenade…

Habanamar, from the sea to the city.

Francesca Vanelli & Chiara Pellizzola
(Italy)

In a country still scarcely touched by the patterns of global urbanization, the challenge is to maintain those characteristics that make La Habana a unique city. The redevelopment of the promenade becomes a focal point for the solution of city problems. Symbol of the closure to which the island was forced for years, today the Malecón becomes an opportunity to open up to a new urban scenario. The ambition is to change its urban role, from urban highway, to resilient public space, able to react to people needs, and environmental threats. The Malecón represents the occasion to pursuit urban actions…


people's choice

Malecon Vol.2

Ehsan Talebian
(Iran)

The design approach of this project was determined by the interactions of the community and the local people and also considering tourism industry. The goal was to create landmarks for Havana . Lounge Areas : These spaces include places to; sit, chat, familiarity with the culture of other countries, pubs, reading areas. Since Cuban cigars are an inseparable part of the life of Cuban people, therefore we considered mobile stands for selling cigar and getting familiar with the process of production. Local Markets : Havana is equipped with a local market with the aim of maintaining and making old sections…


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Jury:

Meet our panel of world class experts, pioneers and fellow designers:

Natalia Echeverri

Founding Partner of VALECHE Studio / Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) and Coordinator of Havana Program

Natalia Echeverri

Founding Partner of VALECHE Studio / Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) and Coordinator of Havana Program

Natalia is visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) where she coordinates and teaches the Havana program. Natalia is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Department of Architecture and the Division of Landscape Architecture. Her teaching and research is focused on the historic and contemporary issues of urban design and landscape planning in Hong Kong. Natalia holds a Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Natalia Echeverri has ten years of professional practice in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. She is a partner of VALECHE Studio, a research and design practice founded in 2013 and focused on issues at the intersection of development and urbanization in Asia and Latin America, crossing a range of scales and disciplines, from landscape architecture to environmental planning and urban design. The studio’s design and research work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Rotterdam Architectural Biennales.

Anna Lena Kortmann

Exhibition Designer & Interior Architect

Anna Lena Kortmann

Exhibition Designer & Interior Architect

Anna Lena Kortmann is a highly experienced german exhibition designer and interior architect with some ten years hands-on experience across multidisciplinary commercial and cultural projects in both European and North American environments.

Anna Lena's professional experience ranges from leading and managing design projects to creating technology and culture based exhibitions, as well as offering award winning office environment creation. Along with a deep understanding of international trade shows, she also boasts a solid grounding in furniture and working environment design, with a portfolio influenced and underscored by her time in Cairo, Melbourne, and Paris.

After the completion of her interior architecture studies in 2006 from the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany, she was employed by Graft in Los Angeles, working on projects in both New York and Las Vegas.

Her latest project (contracted to Studio TK, Berlin) took her to Seattle to work on a touring show in collaboration with US comic publishing giant Marvel. The exhibition was staged in a joint promotion with the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture.

Peter Noever

Professor & Principle, No|Ever Design [Original Member of the Havana Project]

Peter Noever

Professor & Principle, No|Ever Design [Original Member of the Havana Project]

Prof. Peter Noever is an academic, architect and an original member of the Havana Project: a think-tank of visionary architects that met in Havana in the early 90s to image new visions for the city. Their findings are recorded in a book called 'The Havana Project: Architecture Again' (P. Noever (Ed.), 1996, Prestel) which Prof. Noever edited.
Designer, Ausstellungsmacher, Curator-at-large Art / Architecture / Media 1986–2011 CEO and Artistic Director MAK Vienna / Los Angeles. Founder of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.
(with 3 houses by Rudolf M. Schindler) 1994 and the Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, Czech Republic, 2006. "arte libre. Projekt eines internationalen Künstlerquartiers für Havanna", Peter Noever und Carl Pruscha, 1985 “Architecture Again. The Havanna Project”, Convento Santa Clara, Havanna, Cuba, 1994/95 in cooperation with Coop Himmelb(l)au, Eric Owen Moss, Morphosis/Thom Mayne, Carme Pinos, Lebbeus Woods, and C.P.P.N./Carl Pruscha and Peter Noever MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, 1995 Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, 1996 MAK, Vienna, 1998 "El Proyecto Habana. Architectura otra vez", edited by Peter Noever, with an introduction by Fidel Castro Ruz, Prestel Verlag München, 1999. ISBN 3-7913-2143-9 Final Review at the ETH Zurich, „Port of Havana“ an integrated research and design studio for the development of future scenarios for port cities (Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg & Prof. Hubert Klumpner), 2016 principal no/ever design studio, Vienna Exhibitions, guest lectures and design projects worldwide. Lives and works in Vienna. "The present must be fought for!" - Peter Noever "chronically obsessive", texts and interviews. Publisher Gabriel Ramin Schor, Verlag moderne Kunst, Nuremberg / Germany 2008.

Wolf D. Prix

Professor & Principal + CEO, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU [Original Member of the Havana Project]

Wolf D. Prix

Professor & Principal + CEO, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU [Original Member of the Havana Project]

Prof Wold D. Prix is an academic, architect and an original member of the Havana Project: a think-tank of visionary architects that met in Havana in the early 90s to image new visions for the city. Their findings are recorded in a book called 'The Havana Project: Architecture Again' (P. Noever (Ed.), 1996, Prestel). COOP HIMMELB(L)AU was founded in Vienna in 1968 and has since then been operating under the direction of CEO and design principal Wolf D. Prix  in the fields of art, architecture, urban planning, and design. Another branch of the firm was opened in the United States in 1988 in Los Angeles. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU currently employs between 50 and 100 people from 15 different countries. In numerous countries the team has realised museums, concert halls, science and office buildings as well as residential buildings. Presently COOP HIMMELB(L)AU is working on various projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
[Photo credit: Wolf D.Prix_ZW  © Zwefo]

Theodore Hoerr

Founding Principal, Terrain Work

Theodore Hoerr

Founding Principal, Terrain Work

Theodore Hoerr is the founder of Terrain Work, a New York City-based landscape architecture, urban design, and public art studio.  His professional and academic work explores how the temporal dynamics of landscape create new emergent forms and experiences that synthesize culture, nature, and the built environment.  Theodore has led the design of a diverse range of projects in five continents, from large-scale urban strategies to shape the future of cities to small-scale landscapes that emphasize the craft of building.  Theodore received his Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University.  He currently teaches in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Carl Pruscha

Professor & Director, CP Architects [Original Member of the Havana Project]

Carl Pruscha

Professor & Director, CP Architects [Original Member of the Havana Project]

"My expectations for the competition are a renewal of the revolutionary spirit of the architectural achievements of the early years after the revolution with the examples of its concrete architecture for housing and touristic developments and of its Cultural Buildings as the art schools by Architect Porro and others."
Dr Carl Pruscha is an academic, architect, and an original member of the Havana Project: a think-tank of visionary architects that met in Havana in the early 90s to image new visions for the city. Their findings are recorded in a book called 'The Havana Project: Architecture Again' (P. Noever (Ed.), 1996, Prestel).
Born 1936 Innsbruck, Austria. University education: Master of Architecture  Vienna Master of Urban Design GSD Harvard Doctor of technical Sciences  Graz Professional Activities : New York Downtown Development Nepal Regional Development  Adviser with UN/ UNESCO Vienna – Prof of Architecture Rector of the University of fine Arts Vienna Scholar at Getty Institute LA Head of Studio Habitat, Environment and Conservation

Eloise Carr

Editor, Eleven Magazine

Eloise Carr

Editor, Eleven Magazine

Eloise joined Eleven Magazine in 2016 as Editor and Communications Director.

She was born in England in 1985 and grew up in a small village a stone’s throw away from Windsor. The world of art and design has attracted her from a young age and saw her experimenting with fine art, graphics, fashion design, photography, printmaking, textiles, screen-printing, jewellery design and digital media throughout her personal and professional life.

Eloise gained her BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles degree in 2006 and later moved into the world of interior architecture obtaining a MA (Hons) Interior Design in 2011. She has worked on many diverse projects including collaborations with Tatty Divine, Cole and Son and the London Olympic Games.  

She is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

Eloise loves to travel to experience different cultures and sights, which inspires her creativity. In her spare time she enjoys designing at multiple scales, taking far to many photographs, going to the gym and returning home to a healthy dinner of wine and cheese!

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea founded Eleven Magazine in 2015 and currently works as its Editor in Chief and Creative Director.

He was born in Bologna in 1984 and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Italy, Hungary, Russia and Austria. At the age of 17 he moved to the UK to pursue his higher education in Architecture.

Andrea holds a BA (Hons) Architecture degree (2006), a Diploma in Architecture (2009), and in 2010 was awarded a fully-funded doctorate studentship, which he successfully completed with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Regeneration in 2014.

His architecture career has seen him active in both research, academia and practice. He has worked for Grimshaw Architects in London and taught at University in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on subjects ranging from architecture/urban history and theory, sustainable design, emergent architectural trends, modular/movable architecture, responsive dynamic design, and nature-inspired design.

Andrea is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

In parallel to Eleven, Andrea works as a freelance designer and architect on experimental projects and international collaborations.

In his spare time Andrea enjoys traveling, photography and (English weather permitting) riding around on his motorcycle avoiding woodland creatures on country lanes.

Carlos Arnaiz

Founding Partner, CAZA (Brooklyn, USA)

Carlos Arnaiz

Founding Partner, CAZA (Brooklyn, USA)

Carlos Arnaiz is an architect, educator, writer and urban design consultant. He is the founder and principal of CAZA, the co-founder of SURBA and an  Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Pratt Institute where he teaches a class on the history of ideas about the city and a studio on multi-family housing. His professional experience ranges from the design and construction of large­scale mixed-used complexes to the development of strategic sustainability plans for new cities around the world.  Carlos holds a  Master’s  Degree,  with  Honor, from  Harvard  University’s  Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Williams College.

Carlos’ work has been recognized with prestigious awards such as two consecutive Progressive Architecture awards in 2008 and 2009 and the AIANY building merit award in 2008. His work and writings have been published in Metropolis, Kerb and Dialogue. He has participated in numerous international design competitions including the winning entry for the High Line competition in New York. CAZA received a commendation at the prestigious Architectural Review Emergent Architecture Award 2015 with their project 100 Wall Church.

Prior to founding CAZA, Carlo was an associate partner at SAA in charge of over 20 global projects. Carlos started his career working as a design associate at a number of world-renown architecture firms such as Office dA and Field Operations.

Eleven's competitions are the ideal arena for generating pro-active international think-tanks in a whole variety of contemporary hot topics and contexts: from social issues to environmental threats, new technologies, shifting urban landscapes, exotic ecological havens, product design, fashion and - why not - even outer space!

We love competitions because they are instrumental in highlighting emerging talent and starting design-led revolutions around the world.

Our challenges have had exhibitions in Europe and the USA,  published in multiple international magazines such as the Architecture Review, the AJ, Dezeen, Archdaily and Designboom, and consistently win awards year after year.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

2015 - Our inaugural competition 'Cambodia' wins the 3rd place in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards, and Eleven is officially in business.

2016 - 'Moontopia' is featured as 7th in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2017 - Eleven becomes the most popular competition portal in the world with a double-whammy placement two competitions - 'Rome' (winning 3rd place) and 'Planetarium' (arriving in 5th place) - being featured in the top-5 places in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2018 - Watch this space...

Cambodia 2015 Jury Team:

Andrew Maynard (Andrew Maynard Architects), Arthur Andersson (Andersson-Wise), Camillo Boano (The Bartlett, UCL), Christine Murray (Editor in Chief, Architectural Review), Elena Douvlou (Metropolitan University of Athens), Ingrid Bille (BilleByeSheid), Massimo Forese (+39 Architects), Mathilde Marengo (IAAC, Barcelona), Perry Hopper (Grimshaw), Shaun O'Rourke (BAC), Tom Kundig (Olson Kundig), Andrea Verenini (Editor, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) charity.

San Francisco 2016 Jury Team:

Amy Frearson (Deputy Editor of Architecture, Dezeen), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Carlos Arnaiz (CAZA), Chris White (BIG), Hasdai Westbrook (Editor, Impact Design Hub), John Barton (Dean of Architecture, Stanford University), Jonny McKenna (Metropolitan Workshop), Karen Nelson (Dean, BAC), Leon Roast (BIG), Lewis Knight (Gensler), Kristi Loui (Gensler), Matthew Mazzotta (MIT), NAP+P Architects (Winner of Cambodia 2015: consisting of members Natthapol Pongplanchai, Planin Chantalert, Porncharoen Orbanratmanee, Pratchaya Lertruck Sadee), Roger Hawkins (Hawkins/Brown), Trent Tesch (KPF), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Project Night Night charity. 

Moontopia Jury Team:

ASPECT Studios (Winners of San Francisco 2016), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (IDEA Architecture Office), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Brent Sherwood (NASA), Christina Ciardullo (Carnegie Mellon University), Kriss J. Kennedy (NASA), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Biomimicry Jury Team:

Alexander Walter (Editor, Archinect & Bustler), Jan Utzon (Utzon Associates Architects), Richard James MacCowan (Biomimicry Institute UK), Timothy McGee (LikoLab), Yaniv Peer (Exploration Architecture), Marko Brajovic (Atelier Marko Brajovic), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Rome 2017 Jury Team:

Patrik Schumacher (Director, Zaha Hadid Architects), Francesco Gatti (3Gatti), Francesco Lipari (OFL Architecture / Cityvision Magazine), Emanuel Jalbert (In Situ), Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno and Andrea Tanci (SET Architects), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Planetarium Jury Team:

Christina Ciardullo (Architectural Designer and Educator), Thomas Wang (Partner, Ennead Architects), Lars Lindberg Christensen (Head of Education and Public Outreach, ESO), Dan Goods (Artist in Residence, NASA JPL), Eric Hanson (Founder and Partner, xRez Studio), Jim Sweitzer (Astrophysicist and Museum Consultant), Stephen Dubois (Secretary, Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society), Charles Beichman (Executive Director, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech / NASA JPL), Dennis Cohen (Creative Director and Experience Designer, Ralph Applebaum Associates),  Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with Christina Ciardullo and sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)

Shelter 48 Jury Team:

Abeer Seikaly (Architect & Cultural Designer), Narinder Sagoo (Partner, Fosters + Partners), Hakan Gürsu (Founder & CEO, Designnobis), Amro Callam (Executive Director, Architecture for Society), Karina Ashrapova (Winner, Eleven's Biomimicry Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven) Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Poster graphics designed by Concept BRE

Safari (Matobo, Zimbabwe 2017) Jury Team:

Beks Ndlovu (CEO, African Bush Camps), Derek Solomon (Animal Behaviour and Communication Specialist/Author/Private Guide), Rob Janisch (Biomimicry and Genius of Nature Guru/Private Guide), Chris Browne (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Debra Fox (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Charlene Hewat (CEO, Environment Africa), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with African Bush Camps and also in support of their charity African Bush Camp Foundation.

Marstopia Jury Team:

Andrew Aldrin (Son of legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Director of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (Architect and Academic, IDEA Architecture Office), Jessie Andjelic (Founding Partner of SPECTACLE and Head of Mars Studio at the University of Calgary), Marc Guberman (Team Leader of the Mars Habitat Project and Partner at Fosters + Partners), Stefano Boeri (Founding Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti), SEArch Architects (Awarded first place in NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challange), Vera Mulyani (CEO and Founder, Mars City Design), ZA Architects (Directors and Co-Founders Dmitry Zhuikov and Arina Agieieva), Monika Lipinska, Laura Olivier and Inci Ogun (Winners of Eleven's Moontopia Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Competition friend: Mars City Design

Macro to Micro Jury Team:

Adam Vickers (Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture), Wayne Hemingway (Chairman at CABE and Founder of Hemingway Design), Max Farrell (Senior Partner at Farrells), Lisa Kinch (Associate Architect at Farrells and Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture), Katy Lock (Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association), Steve Sheen (Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event is run in partnership with BETA Events, sponsored by Square Yard, and is part of the event BETA Housing 2018 (12 July, Manchester, UK).

Malecon (Havana) Jury Team:

Peter Noever (Professor, Principle at No/Ever Design and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Wolf D. Prix (Professor, Principle/CEO at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Theodore Hoerr (Founding Principal, Terrain Work), Paul Bulkeley (Design Director, Snug Architects), Carl Prusha (Professor, Director at CP Architects and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Carlos Arnaiz (Founding Partner, CAZA), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Plastic Worlds Jury Team:

Chris Precht (Founding Partner, Penda), Luca Maccarinelli (Associate, Spark* Architects), Michael Pawlyn (Founder, Exploration Architecture), Richard James MacCowan (Founder, Biomimicry UK), Safia Qureshi (CEO, CupClub), Shannon Royden-Turner (Founder, Actuality), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

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