Jury Panel /Scientific Committee

Mario Cresci
Central figure of Italian photography and art, since the end of the Sixties he has developed a continuous research on the nature of visual language, contaminating different expressive disciplines, receiving various prizes and awards. He participates several times in the Venice Biennale: in 1993 he displays the exhibition “Walls of paper, photography and landscape after the avant-garde” curated by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle. He has been a lecturer in numerous academies and schools and he directed the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo for 10 years. He teaches and curates workshops for ISIA University of Urbino and Scuola di Alta Formazione FMAV of Modena. He lives and works in Bergamo.
Oliviero toscani
World- renowned photographer, he has developed several advertising campaigns with a strong social impact, receiving numerous awards and recognitions from international cultural institutions. Founder with Luciano Benetton of “Fabrica”, a research center on communication and meeting place for the world of art, culture and research. Among his most important projects he realized “Razza Umana”, a socio-political, cultural and anthropological study that portrays the somatic, social and cultural characteristics of the human race.
Marco Introini
Marco Introini
Professor of Photography of Architecture and Technique of Representation at the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic. He is considered one of the most influential architectural and landscape photographers of recent years. He has been the author of several publications and exhibitions.
Luca Molinari
Professor of History of Contemporary Architecture at the Vanvitelli Faculty of Architecture in Naples, he was scientific director of the architecture and urban planning sections of the Milan Triennale. He deals with consulting, curating, selection processes, planning, coordination and management of projects and processes in the field of architecture and project culture. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Superior Council of Cultural and Landscape Heritage, an advisory body of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Essayist, critic and historian of Italian architecture, he writes for numerous magazines in the sector and coordinates the UTET Italia Architettura series. He teaches History of Design at Rome University of Fine Arts. He was the promoter of the “Renzo Piano Foundation Award” together with the “Renzo Piano Foundation” and the “Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism”.
Anna Lambertin
Anna Lambertini
Architect and landscape architect, with a post-degree specialization in Garden Architecture and Landscape Design and Phd in Landscape Architecture, she is associate professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florence. She teaches also at the Ecole Euro-méditerranéenne d’Architecture, Design et Urbanism of Fés, Maroque. She is coordinator of the master degree course in Landscape Architecture, University of Florence. She is part of the scientific committee of the Benetton Studies Research Foundation for the Landscape and a registered member of AIAPP, the Italian chapter of IFLA. Since 2016 she is editor-en-chief of the AIAPP scientific journal Architettura del Paesaggio.
Antonio Angelillo
Architect, he was editor of “Casabella” under the direction of Vittorio Gregotti. In 1994 he founded Centro Italiano di Architettura ACMA, of which he was director. Since the early 90’s he has contributed to raising awareness on the problems related with landscape transformation in Italy. On behalf of MIBACT he carried out the Italian selection procedure for the landscape Award of the Council of Europe. Phd, he teaches by holding workshops and lectures in Italian universities. From 2008 to 2017 he was co-director of the master in landscape architecture of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya and from 2019 he has been co-director of the Master in Landscape Architecture at the University of Cagliari.
Renato Ferlinghetti
Renato Ferlinghetti
Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Bergamo, theorist of “Minimal Landscapes”, he carries out researches at the ‘Lelio Pagani’ Center for Studies on the Territory of the University of Bergamo. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Management Board of the Bergamo Parco Regionale dei Colli and from 2007 to 2012 of the Board of Directors of the Foundation Bergamo nella Storia, representing the University of Bergamo.
Hayriye Eşbah Tunçay
Professor of Landscape Architecture at Istanbul Technical University and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She has a Doctoral degree in Environmental Design and Planning from Arizona State University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. Founding Director of HET (Habitat-Ecology-Technology). She runs various Studios both in the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Programs and teaches at graduate and undergraduate levels. She has more than a hundred and fifty articles published in scientific journals and professional magazines, and workshops and keynote speeches in numerous design schools in America, Europe, and Asia. Her work has been recognized with the Turkish Higher Education Council Scholarship; University of Arizona- Director’s Award along with significant numbers of research grants from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and European Union.
Alessandro Rocca
Full professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, head of the PhD Program of Architectural Urban Interior Design. He was visiting professor in several Italian and international universities. He is author and curator of several books on architecture and landscape such as “Natural Architecture”, “Nine Planetary Gardens”. He teached in international workshops related with landscape design: “Landscape in Art and Science” (Milan), “Plaine de France” (Versailles – Milan), “Mines Landscape Design” (Iglesias – Milan), “The Garden of the Righteous” (Milan), “Costruire Naturale” (Piedmont, Milan), “Picnic al Tempio” (Sicily).
Camillo Magni
Camillo Magni
Founder of architectural practice Operastudio with which he obtains national and international awards. He exhibited at the Triennale of Lisbon and Milan and at the Venice Biennale.Lecturer in Architectural Design at the Politecnico di Milano, he is editor of the Italian magazine Casabella and curator of the Swiss magazine ARCHI. Since 2007 he has been president of the Architects Without Borders Italy Association with which he works in the field of international cooperation in various European and non-European countries.
Luciano Bolzoni
Luciano Bolzoni
Architect, curator and architecture critic; he is in charge of the Arts and Cultural Projects of SEA-Aeroporti di Milano, for which he takes care of all the cultural and artistic projects and events. Former contract lecturer at the Politecnico di Milano and the European Institute of Design, he collaborates as an independent author with architecture magazines including Domus, Abitare, Ottagono, L’Architetto, AL, Costruire, d’Architettura and others. His latest books are “Destination Paradise-The Sporthotel della Val Martello by Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino architect”. Founder and Vice President of Alpes, an organization that deals with alpine culture and landscape in the mountain context. He deals with investigating the aspects of the habitat and landscape at high altitude and more generally of the changes that buildings bring to natural contexts.
Monica Kuo
Chairwoman of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the the Chinese Culture University, Taipei. Master Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is a pioneer of green and blue environmental infrastructure design, ecological design, river ecology conservation, digital landscape planning and use of GIS in Taiwan. She helped to establish ecologically protected areas in China. In recent years, she has also expanded her expertise to environmental aesthetics and eco-arts. She was president of the Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects and is now president of IFLA – Asia Pacific Region. She has published nearly 200 essays and is the author of over 10 books. She actively collaborates in the drafting of the Taiwan Landscape Act.
Lisa Diedrich
She has a Diploma in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architecture School of Paris-Belleville and Stuttgart University, she has a Journalism Certificate from the Henri Nannen School in Berlin and a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen. She is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp Campus. Since 2017 she has been director of the research platform SLU Urban Futures, researching and teaching with a focus on contemporary design, critical urbanities in the Global North and South, site-specific transformation of post-industrial areas, transdisciplinary practices. she is editor-in-chief of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe and co-editor-in-chief of ’scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism.
Najla Allani
Najla Allani
Full Professor at the College of Engineering at University of Bahrain. She was Professor at the National School of Architecture and Urbanism (ENAU) and associate researcher at the Research Center of Architecture and Engineering in Nancy. She was General Director of the Center of Research, Studies, Documentation, and Information on Women and Director of the National School of Architecture and Urbanism.. She graduated from the Technological Institute of Art, Architecture, and Urbanism of Tunis, she completed her Master in “Architecturology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence” at the Henri Poincaré University-Nancy, and her Ph.D. in Architectural Sciences at the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine in Nancy. She is a founder and jury member of the “Mediterranean Mimar Sinan Prize, MED21”. She is part of the “Haifa Award” jury committee. She is a founder member and executive director of the “Fatima Fihria” Prize.
Sara Protasoni BN
Sara protasoni
Landscape Architect, she teaches at Politecnico of Milan, where she coordinates the master’s degree on Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design. She is a member of the board of the PhD on Landscape and Environment at the University La Sapienza of Rome. She obtained a master’s degree at the Syracuse University and a PhD in Architecture and Urban Design in Milan. She develops research activities about architecture of open spaces and landscape on three main topics: new shapes of nature in the open spaces design; considerations on modern and contemporary Italian landscape architecture; infrastructures and landscape. She collaborated with magazines like Domus and Casabella and she was editor of the magazine Rassegna, directed by Vittorio Gregotti. She is author of over a hundred papers and various monographies.
Landscape Architect, scientist and university lecturer from Croatia. Since 2019 at the position of Vice President for Communications of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, the European Region (IFLA EUROPE). She holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from The University of Zagreb and she is a member of the Croatian Chamber of Architects. She has developed a particular interest regarding the natural and cultural heritage, working on research and projects related to sustainable and resilient development of urban and suburban heritage sites and holds the Permission of the Ministry of Culture for working on protection and preservation of heritage. She is the author of numerous articles and has been speaker at various international conferences on urbanism, spatial planning, protection of heritage and biotechnical sciences. Currently she is completing her doctoral research in the field of Sustainable Development and Space Planning at the University of Zagreb and teaches Landscape Design at the University of Slavonski Brod, Croatia.


Organizers have identified Advisors involved in the reporting of works of particular interest due to their ability to build a balanced relationship between nature and artifice in line with the aims of the Award. The designers authors of the works reported will subsequently be invited to submit their projects by filling out the application form. The members of the jury are not allowed to participate in the project application process.
To extend its network of contacts and collaborators for greater dissemination and participation in the Award, Land Award is open to accept applications to become member of the advisors. Who may apply: designers, researchers, university professors, members of editorial committees for specialized magazines, members of cultural associations or bodies dealing with landscape and landscape architecture and any other professional capable of demonstrating specific competence in the field. The LAND AWARD advisors have the task of nominating projects, completed and concluded, which in their sole discretion can be considered exemplary and relevant to the purposes of the Award in the various categories and deserving of being candidates for the Award.

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