Jury & Selection Committee

We are grateful for the invaluable contribution of the Selection Committee, the Jury Members and the Assessors, who every year dedicate their precious time to the careful study of all submitted projects. The selection of each year’s winners is only possible thanks to their voluntary commitment and their outstanding expertise.

To find out more about each expert you can click on the names below to read their biographies. You can also use the filters to show them by category and by country.

Senada Demirović Habibija
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Architect born in Mostar 30th April 1975.

She is a founder and curator of ADA, Center for Architecture, Dialogue and Arts in Mostar. She studied in Morocco (Rabat), Sarajevo and Denmark (Horsens) and she holds MA and MSc from the Faculty of Architecture at the Sarajevo University.
Senada is PhD candidate at the same University with the thesis „Urban reconstruction in continuity“.

She has worked in the post war reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Mostar historic city core. From 2000 until 2004 she worked within Foundation of Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Office in Mostar) and City Institute for protection of
cultural heritage.

Currently she works as Senior Adviser within Urban Planning Department of the City of Mostar. She speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Adam Klups
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee

Adam is Care of Churches Team Leader at the Diocese of Gloucester, UK. He is passionate about conservation management, building conservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. He holds a BA in History of Art with Material Studies, and an MA in Principles of Conservation, both from UCL. Adam is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) and a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Bobo Charlotte Krabbe
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee

Since studying ethnology, her work has been focused on cultural heritage. Her master at Ethnology was based on an internship in World Heritage Center, UNESCO, in Paris. She wrote about the criteria for world heritage. Following her master’s degree, she worked as a consultant at UNESCO. After UNESCO, she worked in Europa Nostra at the Secretariat in The Hague.
Following Europa Nostra, she led communication for the Danish Royal Household – an example of living cultural heritage. Since 2008 her focus has been the role of museums in protecting and raising awareness of cultural heritage, first at the Danish National Agency for Culture and currently as Head of Collections of the National Museum of Denmark. A key focus is classification, repatriation and sharing the cultural heritage – through loans or digitalization. She grew up on a farm, is married, and has two sons.

Dirk Michiel Purmer
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee
The Netherlands

Michiel Purmer studied Human Geography, specialising in Historical Geography at Utrecht University. In 2000, he began working for Natuurmonumenten, a Dutch NGO that manages more than 100.000 HA of nature reserves, including a broad array of cultural heritage: archaeology, country estates, historical buildings and cultural landscapes. As senior heritage specialist he is an advisor on cultural heritage for this society in the field of landscapes, archaeology and parks and gardens. Michiel Purmer also represents Natuurmonumenten in the broad field of cultural heritage in The Netherlands, working, for example, with other nature conservation organisations, the Dutch Heritage Agency and universities.
Michiel Purmer defended his PhD thesis at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2018. The thesis, entitled Het landschap bewaard (The landscape preserved), studied Natuurmonumenten as an heritage organization, with focus on historical cultural landscapes in historical perspective.
Michiel Purmer guest lectures at universities and previously held a position at Groningen University. He regularly publishes on heritage and landscape, but also on other fields of interest like numismatic and clay pipes.
He is member of the National Consultation Panel on Heritage of the Netherlands, member of the Committee Landscape History of the Limburgs Geschiedkundig en Oudheidkundig Genootschap (LGOG), board member of the Dutch Network Historic Cultural Landscape (Netwerk Historisch Cultuurlandschap), chair of the Numismatic Study Group of the Amsterdam Museum.

Francesco Trovó
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee

Architect (IUAV) PhD in Conservation of Architectural Heritage (Milan Polytechnic), he was for a long time an official architect at the ABAP Superintendency for the Municipality of Venice and its Lagoon, where he took on various coordination roles, such as that for the UNESCO site “Venice and its Lagoon” and was in charge of the restoration of important public buildings in Venice like Marciana National Library, Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Jesuit Church and the bell towers of Venice.

Since 2021 he has been RTD B researcher at IUAV in Venice and now he is assistant professor in Architectural Restoration. He carries out teaching activities at IUAV and at the Cà Foscari University of Venice. He carries out study and research activities on historical buildings in Venice, Cultural Heritage and climate change. He has participated in international conferences and is the author of several scientific publications. He sits on numerous scientific committees of journals and is a member of associations dealing with Cultural Heritage, such as Green Building Council Italia and ICOMOS Italia.

Tina Wik
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee

She has been working as an architect 40 years, running her own studio since 1997 and been teaching at different universities since 1999 with a professor’s post from 2006. She has been working internationally as well, for almost 10 years in Bosnia Herzegovina with restoration of war-damaged monuments and with the establishment of The Commission to Preserve National Monuments, as stipulated in the Dayton Peace Agreement.
At the moment, she is teaching both at Dalarna University where she also participates in some applied research projects, as well as at Chalmers University in Gothenburg. Otherwise she runs her architect’s studio where she has mainly been occupied with restoration projects of listed buildings, state monuments such as Örebr castle and all buildings on Skeppsholmen, the island in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

Flora Baquelaine
4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising
Member of the Selection Committee

Flora Baquelaine has been coordinator of the Culture and Tourism Commissions in the European Association for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Euroregió Pirineus-Mediterrània for 10 months in 2023.
She is currently team member of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya’s research project “Franco’s regionalisme from Catalonia: centripetal practices and discourses” (PID2021-125227NB-I00), an activity that she combines with the task of collaborating lecturer in the Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at the UOC-UdG.

Grace Emely
4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising
Member of the Selection Committee

While practicing architecture, Grace Emely’s passion for heritage grew stronger and became part of her since. She accomplished her master’s in Urban Management and Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a thesis focused on World Heritage Sites’ impact on social and economic development. She is a freelancer and volunteer engaged in the numerous activities of the heritage industry.

Marius Müller
4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising
Member of the Selection Committee

Marius Müller studied German and Spanish Law, Art History and Modern and Contemporary History (2020 Grado en Derecho; 2018 First State Exam in Law; 2016 B.A.). He completed a PhD at Bonn University with a dissertation on the interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions of law with the public sphere regarding the concepts of artistic significance. Having served as Founding President of ESACH (European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage) he became a member of the “Heritage Communication” working group of the DNK and of ICOMOS Germany. Since August 2021 he has been working as Judicial Service Trainee i.a. on postings with the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and the European Commission in Brussels on issues of cultural policy.

Hakan Shearer Demir
4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising
Member of the Selection Committee

Dr. Hakan Shearer Demir is an expert in the field of human rights and democratization, with a specific focus on sustainable development, displacement, local governance and cultural heritage. Dr. Shearer Demir has worked with non-governmental organizations as well as inter-governmental organizations, including the Council of Europe, the European Union, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the International Labor Organization. He has MA in international and intercultural management from SIT Graduate Institute and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Strasbourg, where he is also an adjunct faculty member. His recent work has focused on local development initiatives, heritage inclusion, refugees and migration, integration and governance with particular attention to the co-construction of communities following displacement.

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