Chairperson of the Pre-selection Jury
Architect Jorma Mukala (b. 1954) has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Finnish Architectural Review since 2009. Mukala began his career at Antti Katajamäki’s practice in Tampere, where he worked from 1985 until 1990. After that, he started his own design practice, where he carried out various small-scale projects. Examples include the memorial for the victims of the Estonia ferry disaster, which he created in collaboration with the sculptor Villu Jaanisoo.
Mukala has taught at various art and architectural schools throughout his career. In his articles, he has discussed the development of contemporary architecture. He served as the architectural critic for Aamulehti newspaper in 2000–2008.