Eva Pfannes (DE)
*Stuttgart State Academy for Art and Design (DE), Dipl-Ing
*Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (UK), BSc Arch
Based in Rotterdam, Eva Pfannes is an architect and urban designer working in Europe, India and Brazil. She co-founded the international design practice OOZE in 2003 with Sylvain Hartenberg, working across scales, from regional strategies to architecture and research, combining an elaborate understanding of natural, ecological processes, with technological expertise and deep insights in to the social-cultural behaviour of users of the built environment. The cyclic closed-loop processes found in nature are the foundation for each intervention and integrate the human scale within a comprehensive urban strategy.
Eva is co-curator of the ninth edition of the International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam (IABR), DOWN TO EARTH (2020 - 2021) and in 2020 she was the lead designer of the IABR–Atelier Rotterdam III, working on a Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) to decarbonize a local neighbourhood. She is the team lead for the City of 1000 Tanks project in Chennai, part of the global Water as Leverage program of the Dutch Government. Her expertise covers urban, participatory and climate resilience strategies including Nature Based Solutions and developing multi system models with an interdisciplinary team.
Eva's work was widely published, including the Materials Book by Ruby Press, DOMUS, AJ and The Guardian and exhibited in the Venice Biennial, Studio-X-Rio, the Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. Awards include the 2017 Landscape Institute Award UK for ‘Best Design for Temporary Landscape’ and the LafargeHolcim Bronze Award-Latin America 2017. In 2015, she was Practitioner in Residence at Central Saint Martins (UAL) and served on the jury for the Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2018. Eva is a Jury member for the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards-Europe 2020.
Sylvain Hartenberg (FR)
*ENSAIS Strasbourg (FR), Architecte d'ENSAIS
*Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (UK), MSc Arch.
Co-founder of Ooze, Sylvain is an architect and urban designer working in diverse projects across India, UK, Europe and Brazil.
Sylvain studied in Strasbourg at the ENSAIS (now INSA) and in London at the Bartlett with Prof. Peter Cook. He worked in Paris for Architecture Studio and in London for Terry Farell and Sheppard Robson, before founding OOZE with Eva Pfannes in 2003. He has been a guest critic at the Bartlett, AA, and North London Polytechnic. In 2015 he was Practitioner in Residence at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London. Sylvain has served on the jury of the Biotop Design Award in 2016 to 2018. His expertise is Nature Based Solutions and has realized key projects like the Kings Cross Pond Club which is the UK’s first naturally cleaning swimming pool, Constructed wetlands landscape project in Sitio Roberto Burle Marx in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil and other landscape projects across Europe. He was a key landscape specialist in the design of Nature Based Solutions for the Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities Asia programme. He is currently leading the urban design and landscape project for the Croydon Fair Field public space in the UK.
Hsoc Mathai George (IN) / Divya Gunnam (IN) / Radka Komrsova (CZ) / Els Molenaar (NL)
Federica Zatta/ Elif Soylu/ Leanne Hoogwaerts/ Nilofer Tajuddin/ Felipe Gonzalez / Jesse Honsa / Kate Unsworth / Sascha Mollaret/ Mariana Leoncini/ Akshara Verma / Angelo Renna / Paula Martinez Sancho / Shilesh Hariharan / Mara Kanthak / Maria Chiou / Eloka Som / Rene Sangers / Maartje Franse / Florian de Visser / Dirk Gonzalez Veugelers / Omaya Malaeb / Andre Chedid / Alice Grégoire / Mauricio Freyne/ Augustin Roy-Verger/ Philippe Macdougall