Global Students Competition
12 winning students
Archi-World® Academy 2015 - 2017 - III edition
Jury members
International scope

After having 24 international jurors* for the first two editons of AWA we have to pleasure to present to you again 12 world-class practices worldwide. Discover them here:


→ Sergey Romanov – Russia

Professor at the Moscow Architectural Institute, laureate of international competitions, master of architecture, member of the union of architects, and Honorable architect of Russia, Sergey Romanov is one of the most important architects in Moscow. He is the leader of the studio №1 GUP MNIIP “Mosprojekt -4”, specialized in multi-story dwelling and public buildings. It is a global project studio with the function of developing design documentation at all blueprint stages. It also works as an architectural supervision for building complexes.

The studio is also involved in designing commercial and entertainment projects, administrative, office buildings, sport and cultural centers.


NTV Television Center - 2016

Complex Piazza Anfiteatro, Moscow - 2012



→ Rudy Ricciotti - France

© Rene Habermacher

Rudy Ricciotti was born in Algiers in 1952. He received the National Grand Prize in Architecture in 2006 and has been made an 'Officier des Arts et des Lettres', a 'Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur' and an 'Officier de l'Ordre national du Mérite', three orders established by the French Republic.


Mucem European and Mediterranean Civilisations Museum, Marseille - 2013 © Lisa Ricciotti

Cocteau Museum, Menton - 2011 © Eric Dulière

→ JKMM Architects – Finland

JKMM is Helsinki based architecture office. Founded in 1998 by four partners, Asmo Jaaksi, Teemu Kurkela, Samuli Miettinen and Juha Mäki-Jyllilä, the office now employes 60 people.

Over the years, JKMM has won 86 prizes including 40 first prizes, making JKMM one of the most succesful architecture offices in Finland.


JKMM Architects offers a complete service in all areas and at all scales from architecture to interiors and furniture design.


Finnish Pavilion, Shanghai Expo - 2010

City Library, Seinajoki - 2012


Wolf D. Prix, born in 1942 in Vienna, is co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London as well as at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.


European Central Bank, Frankfurt - 2003 - 2014

Musée de Confluences, Lyon - 2001 - 2014


→ Polo Architects – Belgium

Polo Architects are an architectural team aspiring to carve out a distinct profile for themselves as conceptual designers for a wide range of programmes, with the appropriate sense
of reality to seek out and find concrete solutions in due consideration of the specifications and wishes of the principal, the budget available and the constructional requirements put forward.


The agency’s assignments are particularly wideranging in nature: housing, education, commercial premises, offices, town and country planning studies, etc., including both new-build as well as renovation projects for private and community buildings alike. Image Mauro POPONCINI


Campus Artesis Plantijn University College, Antwerp - 2015

Office Tower for the Flemish Government Administration, Ghent



→ Labics - Italy

Labics was founded in 2002 by Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori in Rome, Italy.

The office works internationally at all scales in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A highly collaborative, research-based design method involves clients, stakeholders and various consultants from a wide range of fields from early on in the creative process. The approach towards architecture is very rigorous and based on a dense intertwinining between research, practice and teaching since the very beginning of the each process.

The work of Labics is exhibited and published worldwide and has received numerous national and international awards. Image Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori


Citta' Del Sole




→ Guz Architects - Singapore

Principal Architect and Founder of Guz Architects – Annesley Charles Wilkinson, known to everyone as ‘Guz’, set up the practice of Guz Architects Pte Ltd in 1995. Guz Wilkinson, was born in the UK in 1961 and studied at the University of Manchester School of Architecture. He has travelled widely in Europe, Africa and Asia and is a keen sailor. He loves nature and is a keen gardener.
Guz Architects seeks to produce refreshing architecture that is tranquil, inspired by nature, yet human in scale.
Our projects both derive inspiration from, and relate closely to nature. Structure, materials and technology are used to express as seamless a transition as possible between inside and outside. The resulting designs are both responsive and responsible to the site and its occupants, with consideration being given to the integration and preservation of the surrounding natural environment.
The practice makes extensive use of sustainable design technologies, and both passive and active design principles inform all design decisions with the intent to create long lasting, timeless architecture.


Fish House, Singapore - 2009

Coral House, Singapore - 2012


→ SBA Architects – Germany

SBA ist ein international tätiges Architektur- und Stadtplanungsbüro mit Sitz in Stuttgart und Repräsentanzen in Shanghai und Peking. Sie übernehmen anspruchsvolle Projekte in den Bereichen Architektur, Stadtplanung sowie Stadtgestaltung und unterstützen Kunden sehr gerne mit ihrem umfassenden Know-how.

Image Cathrin Krumrey


LHI, Pullach - 2010

Expo-Axis, Shanghai - 2010


→ Grafton Architects - Ireland

Grafton Architects was established in 1978. Directors Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara are both graduates of UCD, are Fellows of the RIAI, are International Honorary Fellows of the RIBA and are elected members of Aosdána, the eminent Irish Art organisation. Teachers at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin from 1976 to 2002, they have been visiting professors at Accademia d’Archittettura, Mendrisio, EPFL, Lausanne, held the Kenzo Tange chair at GSD Harvard and the Louis Kahn chair at Yale University. They have been external examiners at numerous universities including Cambridge University and The London Metropolitan School of Architecture. As well as public lectures in Dublin and abroad, including the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the Royal Academy in London, they have lectured widely in European and American Schools of Architecture. Image Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara


University Campus Utec, Lima - 2012

Università Luigi Bocconi, Milan - 2008


→ CHIASMUS - China

We are an international atelier firm that was founded in New York City in 2005. The firm, in its 10th year, is now based in Beijing and Seoul. Chiasmus is known for its creative design approach and has been involved in a number of significant cultural, educational and residential projects. Noteworthy are the completed Red Diamond Theater and Shijitan Contemporary Art Center in Beijing, Kyunghee University New Campus Space21, and the IFEZ Arts Center in Incheon.


Changchun Diesel Factory - 2015

Forrest Quintet - 2009


→ Ercan Çoban Architects - Turkey

Ercan Çoban Architects is a Turkey based well-known, award-winning, multi-disciplinary architecture office established in 1972.

The company, from the very first years of its incorporation has specified its fundamental principle as serving for the art of architecture along with all of its participants and designed a wide range of projects including office,residential, transportation, public and health-care projects. The practice aims to produce functional, aesthetic and environmentally responsible projects in close interaction with every party involved in the design process by constantly following the intellectual and technological developments.

The design, participation of the specialists and project design processes are held carefully and interactively at practice, in order to create long-lasting and influential projects and physical environments. The practice has numerous price awarded projects, including Ankara Esenboǧa International Airport - which construction was completed in 2006 and selected as ‘The Best Airport in Europe’ in 2009 by Airport Council International.


Esenboga International Airport, Ankara - 2006

The Mall - Cultural and Commercial Mixed-use, Mogadishu - 2014

→ Emilio Ambasz and Associates - USA

Founded in 1976, Emilio Ambasz & Associates, Inc. offers a full range of design services, including building design consulting, lighting, landscape, exhibition, graphic and product design. Since its inception, the firm has created memorable images for a distinctive roster of international clients. Their belief in and identification with quality find representative expression in form, performance, added value and strong symbolic content.


Ophtalmological Research Laboratory Banca Degli Occhi, Venice-Mestre - 2009

Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall, Fukuoka - 1990




*AWA II (2013-2015) President Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa
Roger Duffy, Philippe Samyn, Ibrahim Jaidah, Yves Besançon, Thomas Herzog, Mario Cucinella, Andrey Asadov, Paul de Ruiter, Madhav Raman, Fernando Romero, Peter Stutchbury, Juan Manuel Herranz

*AWA I (2011-2013) President Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa
Zaha Hadid, Françoise-Hélène Jourda, Bjarke Ingels, Daniel Libeskind, Kengo Kuma, Christoph Ingenhoven, Mario Cucinella , Jean-Michel Jaspers, Francine Houben, Ma Yansong, Andrey Bokov, Bijoy Jain




Rudy Ricciotti


Coop Himmelb(l)au

Polo architects


Guz Architects

SBA Architects

Grafton Architects


Ercan Çoban Architects

Emilio Ambasz

Sergey Romanov

















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