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
excellence.
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

2020 Projects

Growing Towers

Avigail Sobel
Tel Aviv University

Unchosen

Adva Chefetz
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

“Code Red”

Alon Goldengoren
Ariel University

The New Testament

Elias Mwes
WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education

Destination: Jericho

Emily Deeb
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Uncanny Transitions

Amnon Verberne
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

IN-du-City – Rethinking the Industrial city. Production as part of urban life.

Anastasia Pokalchuk
WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education

I | City

Benayahu Lugasi
אוניברסיטת אריאל בשומרון

Public Space 3.0

Livne Furmanski
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The Right to the City

Maya Arber
Tel Aviv University

Public Relations I A model for Public Housing

Nofar Haberman
WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education

Sub Tel Aviv

Maya Schuldenfrei
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Nisim Carlos Kazantini
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Politically Correct

Adi Vardi
Tel Aviv University

Dead Space | A Burial Alternative for Israel

Sharona Cramer
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Yotam Oron
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Judging Panel

Arch. Elie Gamburg

Arch. Elie Gamburg is a Director at international architecture firm KPF, who is experienced in creating innovative designs for cities, institutions, companies and developers. Across a wide range of project types both domestically and abroad, Arch. Gamburg’s work is consistently sensitive to a human scale, an urban context, and sustainable practices.

Arch. Gamburg’s most prominent projects include designing the Boston Seaport Square Master Plan, which provides space for innovation in research and technology, as well as the Echelon Seaport, which is the largest single-phase residential project completed in Boston since the mid-1960s. Echelon was voted the best building in Boston in 2018 and has since won awards including the 2020 Prix de Versailles. Arch. Gamburg also designed the innovative Royal Atlantis, a new hotel and residential project in Dubai which is the centerpiece of development for the upcoming 2020 Expo. In Washington DC, Arch. Gamburg designed a new flagship office building four blocks from the White House, and he is leading the design of Boston Channelside, a new cluster of lab, office and residential buildings adjacent to the city’s historic Fort Point District. In China, Arch. Gamburg was Senior Designer for the digitally designed, materially innovative façade of Michael Kors’ new flagship location in Shanghai, which has won numerous design awards and is being implemented at new flagship locations worldwide. Arch. Gamburg is currently designing a new campus for New York University (NYU) in Shanghai, the first Asian campus plan to win the coveted and rarely awarded Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Campus Design Award.

Arch. Gamburg has taught studios at his alma maters, Harvard GSD and Cornell AAP, as well as Columbia GSAPP and Tongji University. He was an adjunct professor of second-year studio design at NYIT for eight years, and has served as a guest critic at Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, UPenn, Syracuse, Pratt, and Parsons, among other institutions. He is an active member of the New York chapter of the AIA, chairing the Global Dialogues Committee, and at ULI both in US and Europe. Arch. Gamburg holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Dr. Sharon Azrieli

Dr. Sharon Azrieli holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Vassar College, an associate degree in interior design and illustration from the Parsons School of Art and Design, an advanced certificate in vocal performance from the Juilliard School, and a master’s degree and doctorate in music from the University of Montreal.
Since 2017, Dr. Azrieli has published the architectural magazine Home in Canada, formerly known as Montreal Home and Toronto Home. She is currently writing a series of articles on great Canadian architects and designers, including Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Karim Rashid, and Mike Holmes. Dr. Azrieli recently received the Order of Quebec for her outstanding singing career, after making her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. She is also the creator of The Azrieli Music Prize, which is currently Canada's largest monetary award in the field of music.

Arch. Gabi Boaz-Oved

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

Arch. Ayelet Karmon

Architect Ayelet Karmon is a senior lecturer at Shenkar, teaching in the Faculty of Design. She is Managing Director of CIRTex, the David & Barbara Blumenthal Israel Center for Innovation and Research in Textiles at Shenkar. Under her leadership, CIRTex won a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) H2020 grant, in which Karmon plays the role of coordinator. In the five years since its inception, CIRTex’s achievements include a patent under NIKE©, numerous research grants that more than double the initial donation of $1M, and several academic publications.

In addition to her managerial role at CIRTex, Karmon functions as an active researcher focusing on textile structures and the ways they are informed by digital fabrication processes and material specifications. She has participated in numerous international conferences and exhibitions, presenting research relating to material thinking, computation, architecture, and textiles. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Currently, she is working on one of the research projects at CIRTex as her PhD together with Prof. Alva Peled of Ben Gurion University, Department of Structural Engineering, and Dr Tamir Kamai, from the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani. The title of the work is: “Impregnated fabrics with cement powder for improved infiltration and mechanical properties in textile reinforced concrete elements.”

Arch. Gil Shenhav

Architect Gil Shenhav ia a senior partner at Canaan Shenhav Architects, partner at the Company for Development and Urban Renewal and chairman of the local branch of CTBUH in Israel. Canaan Shenhav is involved with the planning of neighbourhoods, residential towers, offices, nursing homes, retirement villages, and sheltered housing in Israel and abroad, and also in promoting many urban renewal projects in the outline of evacuation construction.

Gil Shenhav was elected chairman of CTBUH-Israel, the Israeli branch of the World Council for Skyscrapers and Urban Construction, a professional organization and leader in the planning, management, construction, and initiation of high-rise buildings and their integration into the urban fabric.

Photo by: Guy Gilad

2020 Winners

1

Sub Tel Aviv

Maya Schuldenfrei
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Nisim Carlos Kazantini
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
2

IN-du-City - Rethinking the Industrial city. Production as part of urban life.

Anastasia Pokalchuk
WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education
3

Dead Space | A Burial Alternative for Israel

Sharona Cramer
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Yotam Oron
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Watch the 2020 Ceremony