2021

Christina Seilern

Dezeen Awards 2020 judge Christina Seilern

Architect Christina Seilern is founder of London-based creative practice Studio Seilern Architects.

Seilern's projects range from city master plans to intricate furniture and lighting design. She applies her unique style across a range of building typologies, geographies and scales, in both emerging and developed markets.

Prior to Studio Seilern Architects (SSA), Seilern was the founding director of Rafael Viñoly Architects (RVA) where she led key projects such as 20 Fenchurch St in London, the Curve Performing Arts Centre in Leicester, Mahler 4 tower in Amsterdam and Wageningen University Plant Research Centre in the Netherlands.

SSA was established with the intent of continuing the design ethos developed during Seilern's time at RVA.

Her portfolio includes RIBA-award winning projects such as Gota House in Zimbabwe, Ansdell Street in Kensington, a world-class concert hall in the Swiss alpine village of Andermatt, award-winning Wellington College Performing Arts Centre in Berkshire, and Boksto 6 masterplan – a UNESCO heritage site in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Seilern is a frequent panellist and guest speaker both in the UK and abroad, and is a regular juror for the AR MIPIM Awards, World Architecture Festival, the RIBA EyeLine, LEAF Awards and PAD London.

Going on to study and work in the USA gave her a new perspective concerning scale. Inspired by the buildings of Louis Khan and Eero Saarinen, she aims to emulate both simplicity of details and clarity of thought in her own projects.

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