Jury Chair // Jitka Ressová is a Czech architect who received her diploma from VUT in 1999. She afterwards worked at Studio Brno and at the studio Transat Architekti. In 1999–2011, Ressová worked at the Department of Design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague as an assistant and subsequently as the head of the department. Since 2003, she has been a member of the Ellement Design and Architecture office. Ressová completed her PhD studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 2012 with the theme: The Residential Unit and its Individual Use. Since 2011, she has been a member of the Architecture Department which organises lectures and exhibitions on architecture; the exhibition "My Baťa House" was one their significant projects. Ellement's most remarkable work in Zlín include the Revitalisation of Gahura's Prospect which emerged from an architectural competition in 2011.
Jury Vice-Chair // Jiří Korec is a Czech politician. Since 2016, Jiří Korec has been a representative of the Zlín Region and the Mayor of the City of Zlín (previously a deputy mayor in 2016) since 2018. He is also a member of ANO 2011. Between 2002 - 2006, he graduated from the Secondary Technical School in Zlín and in the following years graduated with a degree in cybernetics, biomedical engineering and management from the Czech Technical University in Prague. After his studies, he worked as head of the technical department at MEDETRON, a private company involved in the production of measuring technology for healthcare.
Graduated from the Lambert Lombard Institute in Liège (Belgium) in 1981. The following year, he opened his architecture studio and combined his work as an architect and as an architecture lecturer in Belgium, France, Eastern Europe and Latin America where he goes for cultural diplomacy missions. In 1996 and in 2002, he represented Belgium at the 6th and 8th Venice Architecture Biennials. In 2002 he received the Baron Horta Prize for the realisation of the Museum of Contemporary Arts at Grand Hornu in Mons. In 2004, he founded the Fourre-Tout Editions, which today have about twenty books to his credit. In 2015, he received the title of Knight of the Order of Art and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 2016, Fourre-Tout publishes the book "New Riches - New Riches" and is Assistant Commissioner at the French Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale with the AJAP14 Collective and Obras. In 2019 Hebbelinck was awarded the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van Der Rohe award for The Perret Hall - Cultural Centre of Montataire, France.
After completing his studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1972, he started working as an architect in Ostrava. From 1973–1991, he acted as head of the Architecture Department at the National Technical Museum in Prague. In 1986, he was a visiting lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin and in 1987 at the Technical University of Vienna. In 1988, he received a DAAD scholarship in Germany. In 2002, he was a visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana. During the period of 1991–1997, Šlapeta was the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University and then later the Vice-Chancellor of the Czech Technical University in Prague. In 2003, he was again elected Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University. From 2006-2010, Šlapeta acted as the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Brno University of Technology. He is also the author of numerous publications on modern architecture of the 20th century and urbanism (Famous Villas of the Zlín Region, 2008).
Martin Jančok is an architect who graduated in 2004 from the Faculty of Architecture of STU in Bratislava. From 2002-2009, he worked in the Zerozero architectural studio, where he contributed to several key projects that gained significant domestic and foreign attention. Jančok was responsible for Zerozero's participation in the international research project, City Visions Europe, and in the winning design for the Hungarian city of Ajka in the prestigious international urban competition Europan 10. In the extended team, Zerozero untd, Jančok participated in the realisation of the Pavilion of Czech and Slovak Republic at the 11th Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2008. Following this, he founded PLURAL studio in 2010.
alternate // Jana Kostelecká studied art history and Czech language at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno. She started her work in the editorial office of the magazine Neon and in the publishing house Petrov (where she worked for example as an editor of the book version of the Šumná města tv series). In 2001 she went to Prague to work as a producer of the magazine Blok, followed by production work for the Design Days in Prague (Designblok), she cooperated with the Center for Central European Architecture, etc. Since 2007 she organises the PechaKucha Night Prague. She also works with Aero films and CAMP (Centre for architecture and metropolitan planning), where she deals with the production of programs for children and the public. She also publishes architectural books and design within the Jakost publishing house.
Miroslav Adámek is a Czech politician. From 2010 to 2018, he was mayor of the city of Zlín and since 2012, he has been a representative of the Zlín Region, non-party for the STAN movement. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Palacký University in Olomouc in 1989, recieving the title of MUDr. Adámek then moved to Zlín for work (just before the 1989 revolution). He worked as a surgeon at the Atlas Hospital in Zlín and at the Baťa Regional Hospital in Zlín as well as in hospitals in Vsetín and Valašské Meziříčí. In the 1990s, he was also a team physician for the Zlín Extraleague hockey team. Since 2005, Adámek has been a managing director and a partner at the company Jednodenní chirurgie Zlín, s.r.o.
Pavel Brada is a Czech politician. He is currently Deputy Mayor of Zlín and a member of the ANO movement. Brada studied at the Faculty of Law at Charles University, Faculté de droit, and Université de Lausanne in Switzerland. He has worked in large law firms in Prague and was a senior lawyer at Česká and at the development company ECM. Since 2010, has been head of the legal department at Allegro Group CZ (Aukro, Heureka, PayU) and later became co-owner of AUKRO. Brada has been the active Deputy Mayor of the Statutory City of Zlín since 2014. He is also a member of ANO 2011.
alternate // Aleš Dufek is a Czech politician, representative of the Zlín Region since 2016, deputy mayor of Zlín from 2010 to 2014, chairman of the Zlín 21 movement from 2013 to 2017, member of KDU-ČSL from 2017. In the regional elections in 2016, he was elected as a member of the Zlín Region as a member of the Zlín 21 movement on the candidate KDU-ČSL. Since 2016 he has also been a member of the Council of Europe in Strasburg. In December 2017 he ended up as chairman of the Zlín 21 movement and became a member of the KDU-ČSL.
alternate // Deputy Mayor of Zlín for Economics, Finance, Urban Greenery and the Environment, nonparty for STAN.
alternate // Ivo Tuček is a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Following this he practiced at studios, focusing on urban and spatial planning. Since 2014, he has been working for the Zlín Municipality where he subsequently gained a leading position for the department of urban planning.