An in­ter­na­tion­al jury of in­de­pend­ent ex­perts will de­cide the win­ner. The ex­perts will ex­am­ine the entrants re­gard­ing design, eco­nom­ic as­pects, in­nov­a­tion, en­ergy sup­ply and sus­tain­ab­il­ity, among oth­er things. The win­ners will be presen­ted and hon­oured at the 25th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in 2021.

The ev­al­u­ation pro­ced­ure will be car­ried out in two steps:

An ex­ten­ded jury will make an on­line pre-se­lec­tion. The fi­nal win­ners will be de­term­in­ed by a se­lect, smal­ler pan­el in a sep­ar­ate ses­sion.

Ju­ry mem­bers:



Dra­goș Arnău­tu

Dragoș Arnăutu is an ar­chi­tect and has been work­ing for the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te in Darm­stadt since 2012. His main tasks in­clude con­sult­ing and cer­ti­fic­a­tion of in­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House pro­jects as well as train­ing and the de­vel­op­ment of the plan­ning tool design­PH. After study­ing ar­chi­tec­ture at the Tech­nic­al Uni­versity in Cluj-Na­po­ca, Ro­mania, he com­pleted a schol­ar­ship at the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te, which he re­ceived from the Ger­man Fed­er­al Found­a­tion for the En­vir­on­ment (DBU). Dra­gos Arnăutu teaches re­spons­ible ar­chi­tec­ture and be­lieves that the Pass­ive House move­ment is the right way to sus­tain­ab­il­ity.



Co­rin­na Gei­ger

Corinna Gei­ger is an in­dus­tri­al en­gin­eer with a fo­cus on en­ergy-ef­fi­cient con­struc­tion. Dur­ing her stud­ies, she fo­cused on sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­ture, build­ing phys­ics and eco­nom­ic ef­fi­ciency. She has been a re­search as­sist­ant at the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te since 2016. In ad­di­tion to con­sult­ing and cer­ti­fic­a­tion of in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion pro­jects, her main tasks in­clude lead­ing the work­ing group on build­ing cer­ti­fic­a­tion. She also gives lec­tures reg­u­larly in Pass­ive House sem­inars and at the Augs­burg and Rhine-Main Uni­versit­ies of Ap­plied Sci­en­ces.



De­borah Moel­is

De­borah Moel­is is a Prin­cip­al and a found­ing mem­ber of Han­del Ar­chi­tects. She is a li­censed Ar­chi­tect in New York and Cali­for­nia and a Cer­ti­fied Pass­ive House De­sign­er. De­borah Moel­is served as Pro­ject Man­ager for Cor­nell Tech’s new res­id­en­tial tower, The House, in New York City. The tower is the largest uni­versity build­ing in the world built to Pass­ive House stand­ard. The pro­ject also re­ceived LEED Plat­in­um cer­ti­fic­a­tion and was awar­ded LEED for Homes Build­ing of the Year for 2018. Cur­rent work in­cludes serving as Pro­ject Man­ager for Sen­dero Verde, a new 709-unit res­id­en­tial build­ing in New York City, which, when com­plete, will be the largest fully af­ford­able Pass­ive House build­ing in the world as well as a 750-bed stu­dent res­id­en­ce for the Uni­versity of Toronto Scar­bor­ough, which is striv­ing for Pass­ive House cer­ti­fic­a­tion. De­borah Moel­is' pro­jects have been ex­tens­ively pub­lished and re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards, in­clud­ing hon­ors from AI­ANY, Uli New York, NYSERDA, Bo­ston Pre­ser­va­tion Al­li­ance and the So­ci­ety of Amer­ic­an Re­gistered Ar­chi­tects.



Ana Sán­chez-Os­tiz

Ana Sánchez-Os­tiz holds a PhD in Ar­chi­tec­ture, and she is an As­so­ci­ate Pro­fess­or at the School of Ar­chi­tec­ture of the Uni­versity of Nav­arra (ET­SAUN), the third most pres­ti­gi­ous Uni­versity in Europe (ac­cord­ing the rank­ing Times High­er Edu­ca­tion 2019). She is also the dir­ect­or of the mas­ter' de­gree pro­gramme in En­vir­on­ment­al Design and Build­ing Man­age­ment (MDGAE) and leads the re­search group SAVIAr­qui­tec­tura. She was vice-dean of ET­SAUN from 2015 to 2019. She teaches gradu­ate and post­gradu­ate courses in her areas of ex­pert­ise: design and con­struc­tion of façades and roofs, en­ergy ret­ro­fit­ting of build­ings and neigh­bour­hoods, net Zero En­ergy Build­ings, quan­ti­fic­a­tion of sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­ture and en­vir­on­ment­al cer­ti­fic­a­tions. She is the au­thor of sev­er­al books and tech­nic­al pa­pers and has been a vis­it­ing re­search­er at sev­er­al uni­versit­ies in Eng­land and the United States of Amer­ica.



Burkhard Schulze Darup

Burkhard Schulze Darup has been a freel­ance ar­chi­tect since 1987. He has real­ized many ren­ov­a­tion and new build­ing pro­jects in the spir­it of re­source ef­fi­ciency and pass­ive sol­ar ar­chi­tec­ture. In 2003, he re­ceived his doc­tor­ate at the Uni­versity of Han­over on the sub­ject of "En­ergy-ef­fi­cient res­id­en­tial build­ing re­fur­bish­ment with factor 10". This was fol­lowed by in-depth re­search pro­jects on the same top­ic, on its broad urb­an de­vel­op­ment im­pact and on cost-ef­fect­ive and sus­tain­able multi-storey res­id­en­tial con­struc­tion. His ad­vis­ory board act­iv­it­ies in­clude nu­mer­ous com­mit­tees at the Fed­er­al En­vir­on­ment Agency, the UN­ECE and nu­mer­ous in­sti­tu­tes from the IWU to the Um­welt­bank. In ad­di­tion, he is an au­thor of spe­cial­ist books and provides con­sult­ing sup­port for nu­mer­ous pro­jects such as the Dom­Römer de­vel­op­ment in the new Frank­furt Mitte dis­trict, where the fo­cus was not only on con­tem­por­ary build­ings but also on high-qual­ity re­con­struc­tions us­ing pass­ive house com­pon­ents.



Tom Wright

Tom Wright qual­i­fied as an ar­chi­tect in 1983, the same year he was ac­cep­ted as a mem­ber of the Roy­al In­sti­tu­te of Brit­ish Ar­chi­tects (RIBA). From there, he went on to be­come a dir­ect­or of the ar­chi­tec­tur­al prac­tice Lister Drew Haines Bar­row, which was taken over by Atkins, where he be­came head of Atkins in­ter­na­tion­al ar­chi­tec­ture arm. Wright be­came design dir­ect­or for the Jumeirah Beach Re­sort, Dubai, and de­signed the Burj Al Ar­ab (Tower of the Ar­abs). It was con­ceived in Oc­to­ber 1993 and fin­ished in 1999. The brief was to cre­ate an icon for Dubai. In 2013 Tom Wright, Geku George and Hakim Khen­nou­chi left Atkins to cre­ate a new prac­tice called WKK Ar­chi­tects, based in Hor­sham, UK. WKK was set up to cre­ate dy­nam­ic and ex­cit­ing design solu­tions that are ap­pro­pri­ate, real­ist­ic and ef­fi­cient. He be­lieves that the key re­spons­ib­il­ity of an Ar­chi­tect is to con­tinu­ally strive to cre­ate designs that up­lift the spir­it whilst help­ing to pro­mote a sus­tain­able fu­ture.



Ye­hao Song

Prof. Ye­hao Song is an ar­chi­tect, re­se­ar­cher and edu­ca­tor. He is the co-foun­der and prin­ci­pal of SUP Ate­li­er, the di­rec­tor of the In­sti­tu­te of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Tech­no­lo­gy at Tsin­g­hua Uni­ver­si­ty, and the se­cre­ta­ry-ge­ne­ral of the Chi­ne­se Green Buil­ding Com­mit­tee. Song has been con­cen­trat­ing on su­stai­na­ble theo­ry and de­sign for over 20 years wi­th a fo­cus on ar­chi­tec­ture, ur­ban stu­dies, and buil­ding tech­no­lo­gy, whi­le high­ly pro­mo­ting the com­bi­na­ti­on of mo­dern de­sign and ver­nacu­lar ar­chi­tec­ture in Chi­na. He is also one of the lea­ding aca­de­mics in China's su­stai­na­ble ar­chi­tec­ture scene. His build­ings are known for a ho­li­stic and su­stai­na­ble ap­proach that com­bines buil­ding-com­ple­xi­ty with ver­nacu­lar Chinese buil­ding ma­te­ri­als and tech­ni­ques. For his work, he re­ceived awards from all over the world, in­clu­ding the gold me­dal at the AR­CA­SIA award of Ar­chi­tec­ture, the En­gi­nee­ring Pri­ze of the World Ar­chi­tec­ture Fes­ti­val 2019, the Ar­chi­ti­zer A+ Award, WAN Award, IDA Award, etc.