Candidates from countries without a Construction21 platform yet were assessed by a specific jury. Height experts examined the competing case studies and debated to reach a common decision about the most inspiring buildings, districts and infrastructures. Their criteria? The innovation and the performance of course, but also the cost and the reproducibility of the project. The jurors paid a great attention to the message sent to the market, as the winners of the contest should help to show professionals and contractors that new ways of building and refurbishing are possible.

Christine Lemaitre

Christine LEMAITRE (Germany)

CEO of the DGNB German Sustainable Building Council

Dr. Christine Lemaitre studied structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart and had job positions in the US and Germany before joining DGNB in 2009. Christine is a member in the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council and initiator of the international Building Sense Now initiative.

Prof. Jean-Marie HAUGLUSTAINE (Belgium)

Professor - University of Liège

Prof. Jean-Marie Hauglustaine teaches the scientific matters related to energy and environmental performances of buildings, in the University of Liège. His research team EnergySuD (Energy & Sustainable Development) develops tools helping architects to design efficient buildings.

Chong MENG

Chong MENG (China)

Director of Green Building Research Center - Chinese Society for Urban Studies

Chong Meng is the Director of Green Building Research Center, Chinese Society for Urban Studies; Director of Department of Healthy Building Research, Institute of Science and Technology Development, China Academy of Building Research. He is also the Secretary General of China Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance for Healthy Building. He is engaged in the scientific research, standard establishment and technical consulting in healthy building, green building eco-city.

Marco D'EGIDIO (Italy)

Independent Engineer

Civil engineer with pluriannual professional experience in energy efficiency and sustainability in the construction sector. In several years working for the Italian association of construction companies I specialized in technical standards and legislation. I took the Master's degree in hydraulics and environmental engineering.


Régis BIGOT (Luxembourg)

Innovation Project Manager – Neobuild

As an architect, my background is made up of many experiences in architectural offices and various companies. Today, within Neobuild, I am mainly dedicated to sustainable construction in all its forms, from its promotion to the application of innovative solutions for the Luxembourg construction sector.

Assia GOUDA (Morocco)

Project Manager - EMC Cluster

Assia is the animator and the coordinator of Construction21 Morocco since June 2016. She is the organiser of the competition Green Solutions Awards at national level and project manager at EMC Cluster (Energy Efficiency of Building Materials) for more than 5 years. She is also a Chemical Engineer.


Pascal SIMOENS (Belgium)

Urban planner, architect, Smart Cities specialist at the University of Mons (architecture faculty)

Pascal Simoens (72), urban planner, architect, data curator. From 2001 to 2014, he managed an urban planning and architecture agency based in Brussels and Aix-en-Provence, with some 40 employees. Since 2011, he has been sharing his experiences at the University of Mons as a teaching assistant and researcher in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Steve WEYLAND (Luxembourg)

Managing partner, Team31 S.a.r.l

The jury was supervised by Clément Gaillard, Editorial Web Manager, and Alice Dupuy, Manager for Partnership Development, of Construction21 France