The Azrieli Award acknowledges and supports creativity, originality and architectural quality among students of architecture in Israel. Every year, the five schools of architecture in Israel (Technion, Tel Aviv University, Ariel University, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and WIZO Haifa Academy of Design) submit three students/groups of students for the Award for an architectural project, designed during their studies. Monetary awards in the amount of about $15,000, $6,250, and $3,750 are presented to the three finalists.

Five judges participate in the judging process every year.

The judging process, as well as the evening award ceremony, are attended by hundreds of students, faculty, the local architects’ community, and business leaders, and is led by the Azrieli Foundation

Greetings from Danna Azrieli, Co-Chair, Azrieli Foundation lsrael

The David Azrieli Architecture Student Prize meets Israel’s young architects at an important milestone in their professional lives, when theory and practice converge.
Over the years, the Prize has become an integral part of architecture education in Israel, with the heads of the five schools of architecture valuing it as a certificate of
The David Azrieli Prize honors and congratulates not only the winners, but all the students who submitted projects and contended for a place in the competition I hope that this tradition will continue to inspire architecture students and the architecture community for many years to come.

Best wishes and good luck,
Danna Azrieli

2022 Projects

Kibbutz Anew: Planning in Four Acts

Living Desert


MILIEU Development and planning of the socio-cultural landscape in Golan Heights

Public space in high-rise neighborhoods

21st century church | The church as a democratic space within the city

(Un) Recognized Villages

Space of Time

The Theater

Reunion or Revolution

Arraba : between growth and identity

Nesher 2.0

Made in Jerusalem

An embracing and revitalizing urban space

Enhanced Reality

Judging Panel

Arch. Eran Zilberman

Arch. Eran Zilberman is a 2001 cum laude alumnus of the Technion and owner of the firm Regavim + Architects. He is the winner of the 2021 Rechter Prize, winner of the 2016 Resnick Prize, and winner of the 2022 Israeli Architecture Award. Eran founded his firm 12 years ago, and has since been intensively engaged in the design of public buildings, with a focus on educational buildings. Regavim + Architects is at the forefront of designing of educational buildings in the spirit of the current pedagogical trends, while opening them to the community and making them accessible to the street. The firm places great value on creating diverse, open, bright, and flexible study spaces, using high-standard finishing materials, and breaking down the steel fences separating educational buildings from the public space. The firm’s portfolio of projects includes: the Neot Shamir educational complex in Yavne, the educational complex in the Green Kfar Saba neighborhood, and the new educational complex currently under construction in Glil Yam, Herzliya.
The firm’s work is featured on international websites and in professional publications.

Galit Gaon

Galit Gaon is a senior lecturer, head of the Post graduate Program of Design Curatorial studies at Shenkar, and the head of the Shenkar Research center of Design in Israel. She is also chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild Design Award in Israel, and an independent curator in the design field in Israel. She has curated dozens of exhibitions since 1990, starting with the Ascola Gallery 1992, and up to a series of exhibits this year at the Ashdod Museum, the Tel Aviv city Museum in Tel Aviv, the Rosen Gallery, Ramat Gan and Teddy Gallery in Jerusalem. From 2008-2018, she was the chief curator and founding partnerthe of Design Museum and Cartoon Museum in Holon. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Visual and Material Culture Unit at Bezalel, and in the History and Philosophy Unit at Shenkar, where she has developed unique courses on contemporary design, design curation, and writing.

Arch. Gabi Boaz-Oved

Gabi Boaz-Oved graduated from the David Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University in 2000. His final project was chosen as one of outstanding projects that year. In 2006, he was appointed as Azrieli Group architect, and in 2015 he became the Head Architect and Director of Planning in the Azrieli Group.

Dr. Sharon Azrieli

Dr. Sharon Azrieli holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College, an Associate's Degree in Interior design and Illustration from the Parsons School of Design, an Advanced Certificate in Performance from the Juilliard School, and Master and Doctorate Degrees in Music from the University of Montreal. This is the sixth time Sharon is judging the David Azrieli Architecture Student Prize and in 2018 Dr. Azrieli acted as a judge for the 33rd Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal.
Dr. Azrieli has been designing and renovating homes as an interior designer and project manager for over 20 years. Sharon took over the Montreal and Toronto magazine Montreal Home/At Home in Canada in 2016. As the publisher of the new incarnation of Home in Canada, Sharon has written numerous articles on contemporary trends and influencers performing within the creative architectural ethos. Sharon has conducted interviews with Moshe Safdie, Karim Rashid, Frank Gehry, Tiffany Pratt, Mike Holmes, Rita Brianski and Chaki, all of whose video interviews can be found on Sharon's youtube channel or the Home in Canada website. insert here:
Sharon's career as an internationally renowned soprano has lasted for over 30 years. She has sung leading roles at important venues such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra Bastille de Paris, the Canadian Opera Company, and the New Israel Opera, among others. For a complete list of Dr. Azrieli's singing career and philanthropic organizations, please see her Wikipedia or website

Arch. Sanne van der Burgh

Senior associate and architect Sanne van der Burgh (NL) is the head of MVRDV NEXT, an in-house R&D group that focuses on the development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies in MVRDV’s projects. Sanne leads multiple teams within MVRDV, realizing projects of various scales and phases, across several continents. Sanne is a versatile architect with demonstrated design achievements. In 2019, Architizer named her as one of 25 young architects to watch. In 2021, she was a recipient of the Female Frontier Award, awarded by World Architecture News, winning in the “Innovation in Architecture” category. Sanne regularly appears in lectures and juries worldwide.

Mr. Jan Knikker

Jan Knikker joined MVRDV in 2008. Before this, he started his career as a journalist, and then shaped the public image of OMA for nearly a decade. As Partner at MVRDV, Jan leads the Business Development and Public Relations efforts, forming a client-oriented, fast, and strategic studio that includes a strong visualization team. He leads MVRDV’s branding efforts and has overseen the practice’s rapid expansion into new markets, focusing on solutions for global issues through its architecture and urbanism. Jan regularly lectures internationally, writes for various publications and is a member of the Gestaltungsbeirat Wiesbaden and the HNI Heritage Network. From 2007 to 2011 was a member of the International Projects commission of the Netherlands Architecture Funds.

2022 Winners


(Un) Recognized Villages

Lobna Sana
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Nesher 2.0

Guy Peretz
Tel Aviv University

Living Desert

Tom Weil
WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education

The 2022 Ceremony

The award ceremony will begin in: