FuturArc Prize 2018

2018 / Completed

FuturArc Prize 2018

FuturArc Prize 2018 was back for its ninth year. Held from September to December 2017, the competition attracted participants who were keen to showcase forward-thinking, innovative ideas and solutions for a more sustainable future.

Specially designed FuturArc Prize trophies and cash prizes will be given out to the winners at BCI Asia Awards ceremonies held across the region in May and June 2018. This year, FuturArc Prize has the support of BASF as Platinum Sponsor.

Jury | FuturArc Prize 2018

Dr Nirmal KISHNANI (Singapore), PhD, is Chief Editor of the FuturArc Journal and resident Jury Chair of FuturArc competitions. He is an advocate, educator and practitioner in the field of Green building design, presently with the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore where he holds the appointment of Assistant Dean and Programme Director. He has lectured and written widely on the subject of Greening process. Since 2002 – when he founded one of the first dedicated Green design consultancy operating in Asia – he has been involved in landmark projects in the region including the Asian Development Bank, Manila, and Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.
Dr Kishnani sits on several advisory panels in Southeast Asia; he is active in the development of policy instruments and capacity building in the Green building sector. Dr Kishnani is author of the 2012 FuturArc publication, Greening Asia – Emerging Principles for Sustainable Architecture.
Florian HEINZELMANN (Indonesia) received his Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) degree in Architecture from Munich University of Applied Sciences and a Diploma from the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam. He was working for UNStudio, Amsterdam on several projects, most notably, as the project leader for the Fraunhofer Institute – Center of Virtual Engineering (ZVE) in Stuttgart. The building received a Gold certificate of the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB. He was also a member of the UNStudio Sustainable Buildings knowledge group.
In 2009, he started as researcher at TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and begun his PhD research on Adaptive Daylight Systems in large roofs under Prof Dr-Ing Patrick Teuffel. During that time, he was also the Project Manager/Leader of the Solar Decathlon 2012 team as well as tutoring Master students. Afterwards, he joined Patrick Teuffel at TU Eindhoven. Also in 2009, together with Tobias Hofmann and Daliana Suryawinta, he set up their office SHAU, with current locations in Passau, Germany and Bandung, Indonesia. SHAU won several awards e.g. Architizer +A award for their Microlibrary Bima and American Architecture Price Small Firm of the Year in Sustainable Architecture. Florian received several study and research grants and is regularly lecturing at universities, speaking in conferences and publishing research papers and articles.
blankDr Zalina SHARI (Malaysia) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Design and Architecture (FRSB), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She received her PhD in Architecture (specialising in building sustainability assessment) in 2011 from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. With this expertise, she has been teaching sustainability-related courses for the Master of Architecture programme in UPM.
Dr Shari also shares her knowledge and expertise on sustainability issues and different Green building rating tools with government and non-government agencies and at educational events and programmes. To date, she has published 60 book chapters and academic articles. She is a member of editorial boards for several international journals, as well as author and national correspondent for FuturArc magazine. She was the Chairman of two national sustainable building related conferences in 2012 and 2015 and currently chairs the 2nd Malaysia University-Industry Green Building Collaboration Symposium (MU-IGBC 2018). She has been serving as a board member of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation since 2014, and currently chairs the Research Committee. For her academic achievements, she was awarded The Best Academician for the Category of Teaching by FRSB in 2016 and 2017 and the finalist for the Vice Chancellor Fellowship Award for the Category of Teaching by UPM in 2017.