Members of the Jury (in alphabetical order)




Kristina Bacht

Curator AIT-ArchitekturSalons, Publishing Director GKT, Hamburg


Kristina Bacht studied architecture and urban planning at Technische Universiteit Delft/Netherlands and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso/Chile. During and after her studies, she worked with various international architecture offices in Germany, the USA and the Netherlands. Since 2005, Kristina Bacht has been employed with AIT-Dialog with a work focus on architecture communication. In 2009, she developed and established the AIT ArchitekturSalons with venues in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. As head curator of the galleries she organises exhibitions of internationally renowned architects and is responsible for numerous international architecture congresses and symposia, competitions, workshops, focus groups as well as editorial events, architecture magazines and publications. From 2009-2013, she acted as deputy publishing director, and became publishing director in 2013.


Prof. Peter Cheret – Representative of Sto Foundation

Cheret Bozic Architekten BDA DWB, Stuttgart


Following his architectural studies at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences and Stuttgart University, Peter Cheret initially worked as a freelance architect before founding the office Cheret und Englert in 1988. In 1993, he established the office Cheret Bozic Architekten. After teaching activities in ‘Introduction to Design’ at Stuttgart University and his visiting professorship at Trier University of Applied Sciences, he was offered a professorship at Stuttgart University at the Faculty of Building Construction and Design in 1995. Additionally, he is a member of the board of trustees of the Sto Foundation.


Giorgio Gullotta

Giorgio Gullotta founded Giorgio Gullotta Architects in 2006 after working with Gerkan Marg und Partner and an office partnership with H. Akyol and P. Kamps. In collaboration with an international team of architects, interior designers, and engineers, he implements national and international projects of any scale. All projects, regardless of their size, from the design to the handover of a building to the client, are devised and executed under the aspects of "holistically conceived implementation processes" and "high-quality architecture".


Uwe Koos

Chairman of the board of Sto-Foundation, DE-Stühlingen


After his apprenticeship as a master painter and varnisher, he studied to become a colour designer. A study visit brought Uwe Koos to the University of Minnesota, USA. After working as a freelancer in the field of colour and design, Uwe Koos established the colour design department for the Sto Company with studios in Germany, Europe, North America and Asia. For more than 30 years, he was responsible for the positioning of strategic design and international marketing communication at Sto AG. Since the establishment of Sto Foundation in 2005, Uwe Koos has been Chairman of the Foundation Council.



Sabine Krumrey

brandherm + krumrey interior architecture, DE-Hamburg


Sabine Krumrey studied Interior Architecture at FH Rosenheim.

After her graduation, different positions in interior design offices in the South of Germany followed, until she set up her own business in 1993. In 1996, Susanne Brandherm joined her. The common office brandherm krumrey interior architecture, located in Hamburg and Cologne, was founded in 1999.  Working priorities of the multi-award winning office involve healthcare, shop and fair designs, hotel furnishing, office- and private furnishing. In addition to her active lecturing and jury duty Sabine Krumrey also works as a lecturer in the faculty of “Space concepts and Design” at the AMD Academy of Fashion and Design in Hamburg since March, 2015.


Tamara Pallasch
pallasch interiordesign, DE-Berlin

Tamara Pallasch and her Berlin-based office Pallasch Interiordesign focus on individual interior design for hotels and restaurants as well as the creation high-quality private interiors. The basis for the design of a hotel is the location. Exploring it and finding out what makes it special, which contexts but also which new paths have to be taken in order to create a contemporary hotel is the big challenge. The office has won numerous international awards for its hotel concepts.

Ushi Tambriello
ushitamborriello Innenarchitektur Szenenbild, CH-Rieden b. Baden

Ushi Tamborriello is an interior designer and scenographer who creates internationally acclaimed spatial productions with her office in Switzerland. One of the main focuses of her work is the design of aesthetically independent spaces in which condensed atmospheres enable new sensual experiences. In recent years, she has gained special recognition as a designer of innovative bathrooms and wellness facilities.

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