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Anna Heringer joins the jury for the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019

Alongside Sou Fujimoto and Níall McLaughlin, founding director of Studio Anna Heringer – and two time AREA winner – completes this year’s judging panel

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Source: Nina Rettenbacher

Anna Heringer, grew up in Laufen, a small town at the Austrian-Bavarian border close to Salzburg. Aged 19 she lived in Bangladesh for almost a year, where she had the chance to learn from the NGO Dipshikha about sustainable development work, which would go on to shape her practice. The METI School in Rudrapur, her diploma project from 2005 in collaboration with Eike Roswag, was an AR Emerging Architecture prizewinner in 2006 and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007. Heringer was, again, a prizewinner at the AR Emerging Architecture awards in 2008 with a scheme of houses and an education facility also built in Rudrapur, with BASEhabitat, BRAC University and Dipshikha.

Heringer has since realized further projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Together with Martin Rauch she has developed the method of Clay Storming which she teaches at various universities, including ETH Zurich, UP Madrid, TU Munich and GSD/Harvard. 

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Source: Kurt Hoerbst

Handmade School, Rudrapur, Bangladesh by Anna Heringer

Heringer is honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development. She has been actively involved in development cooperation in Bangladesh since 1997 and was selected by 2018 Venice Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamarato exhibit an installation of Bangaldeshi fabric in the FREESPACE exhibition at the Corderie.

Heringer has received numerous other honours and awards including the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s GSD and a RIBA International Fellowship. In 2013 with Andres Lepik and Hubert Klumpner she initiated the Laufenmanifesto where practitioners and academics from around the world contributed to define guidelines for a humane design culture. In 2017 she gave a TED talk on ’the warmth and wisdom of mud buildings’.

AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019

Click here to find out more and apply today 

Deadline 30th August 2019

Inaugurated in 1999 and now in their 21st year, the AR Emerging Architecture awards support young architects and designers at a key stage in their career, promoting their best work to a worldwide audience.

After the success of last year, the AR will recognise excellence in an overall body of work, rather than a singular project. Entrants are asked to submit a small portfolio rather than an individual completed building. Shortlisted projects will be featured in a special edition of the AR and all finalists will be presenting their work to our acclaimed judging panel in Amsterdam at the World Architecture Festival this December to win the £10,000 prize.

Previous winners include Carla Juaçaba Studio, Klein Dytham, Anna Heringer, Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Heatherwick, Sean Godsell, Li Xiaodong and Frida Escobedo. Find out more about last year’s winning and commended projects here