The Annual International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2020
Berkeley Prize 2020

Stage 2: Semifinalists

We are happy to announce that 25 teams have been advanced to the Semifinalist round (Stage Two) of this year’s competition.

Semifinalists are now invited to submit a 2500-word Essay based on their 500-word Proposal.   At least five, but potentially more top Essays will be selected for final judging by this year’s BERKELEY PRIZE Jury.

All authors, whether promoted to Semifinalist status or not, can login to view the Readers’ comments regarding your Proposals.

Find a link to new instructions for this year’s Semifinalists at the bottom of the page.

 

Fatima Aamir
Architecture, 
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

 

and

 

      

  Maria Hunaid Samiwala
  Social Development and Policy,
  Habib University  

 

Pakistan

Fatima Pona Arbab
Architecture, 
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

 

and

 

 

  Amal Hashim
  Social Development and Policy,
  Habib University

 

Pakistan

Amalia Dewi Ardianingsih
Architecture, 
Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

 

and

 

 

  Rahadian Imam Nur Arif
  Psychology, 
  Universitas Gunadarma

 

Indonesia

Job Aronda
Architecture, 
Makerere University

 

and 

 

 

  Ashaba Precious
  Journalism and Communication, 
  Makerere University

 

Uganda

Shravan Arun
Architecture, 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

and

 

 

  Diana Anghel
  Journalism, 
  University of Illinois at Urbana-    Champaign

 

USA

Shubhangi Bagre
Architecture,
School of Planning and Architecture

 

and

 

 

  Divya Bagre
  Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery, 
  Hahnemann Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital

 

India

Claudio Cabana
Environmental Design, 
University of British Columbia

 

and 

 

 

  Henrike Scholz
  International Relations, 
  University of British Columbia

 

Canada

Xinxing Chen
Architecture, 
Beijing Jiaotong University

 

and

 

 

  Jingni Wu
  
Foreign Language, 
  Beihang University

 

China

Afrah Atique Farooqui
Architecture, 
University of Karachi

 

and

 

 

  Tooba Kamran
  Special Education, 
  University of Karachi

 

Pakistan

Noor Hamdan
Architecture, 
American University of Sharjah

 

and 

 

 

  Yara Am Ali
  Psychology, 
  American University of Sharjah

 

United Arab Emirates

Adefila Inioluwa
Architecture, 
Federal University of Technology, Minna

 

and 

 

 

  Ola Vincent Omotade
  Urban and Regional Planning, 
  Federal University of Technology, Minna

 

Nigeria

Vladimir Kositsyn
Architecture, 
Moscow Architectural Institute 

 

and 

 

 

  Zhenya Nasledskova
  Design of Architectural Environment, 
  Moscow Architectural Institute

 

Russian Federation

Pranjal Kulkarni
Architecture, 
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology

 

and 

 

 

  Mukul Katiyar
  Civil Engineering, 
  Maulana Azad  National Institute Of Technology

 

India

Natanael Lopez
Architecture, 
Kaunas University of Technology

 

and

 

 

  Milda Svegzdaite
  Applied Graphics, 
  Vilniaus Academy of Arts

 

Lithuania

Zoya Nasir
Architecture,
Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture

 

and 

 

 

  Ayman Babar
  
Social Development and Policy, 
  Habib University

 

Pakistan

Elizabeth Njeri
Architecture, 
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

 

and 

 

 

  Stephanie Brenda Wanjiru Munene
  Law, 
  Strathmore University

 

Kenya

Poonam Parikh
Architecture, 
C.E.P.T. University

 

and 

 

  Khushali Haji
  Urban Design, 
  C.E.P.T. University

 

India

Rhiddhit Paul
Architecture, 
School of Planning and Architecture

 

and 

 

 

  Abhradeep Chakraborty
  
Planning,
  School of Planning and Architecture

 

India

Reva Saksena
Architecture,
School of Planning and Architecture

 

and 

 

 

  Zoofishan Fatima
  Planning, 
  School of Planning and Architecture

 

India

Samuel Simonetta
Architecture,
Savannah College of Art and Design

 

and 

 

 

  Daniel Rivera
  Production Design,
  Savannah College of Art and Design

 

USA

Rishika Sood
Architecture, 
Madhav Institute of Technology and Science

 

and

 

 

 

  Sarthak Jain
  Hindustani Music and Civil Engineering, 
  Sardanad Mandir Sangeet Mahavidhyala

 

India

Gunraagh Singh Talwar
Architecture,
School of Planning and Architecture

 

and

 

 

  Pranav Wahi
  Legal Studies, 
  Vivekanada Institute of Professional Studies

 

India

Leticia Teodoro
Architecture,
Unicamp

 

and

 

 

  Marcelo Gonçalves
  Civil Engineering, 
  Pontificia Catolica de Campinas

 

Brazil

Michael Tsang
Architecture,
University of Bath

 

and

 

 

  Elisa Ynaraja Rodriguez
  Civil Engineering, 
  University of Bath

 

UK

Madhura Vaze
Architecture,
BKPS College of Architecture

 

and 

 

 

  Nabha Joshi
  Economics, 
  Sir Parashurambhau College

 

India

 

Congratulations to all those advancing. 

Please find Stage 2 instructions here.

 


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Planetario de Medellín Jesús Emilio Ramírez González (Medellín Planetarium), Medellín, Colombia. Marco Aurelio Baquero, Architect. See: https://medellinguru.com/planetario-de-medellin/. (Photo: website.)
El Parque Explora, Medellín, Columbia. Interactive science museum. Alejandro Echeverri + Valencia Arquitectos, Architects. See: http://alejandroecheverri-valencia.co/parqueexplora/oorrz1y323ii40wbr8empyr9uzkjm9 (Photo: website)

United States Post Office, Albany, California, U.S.A. This is typical of the thousands of post offices in the country that, despite the computer age, are in constant use by the local community.

Aspen Police Department Headquarters, Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A. Charles Cunniffe Architects. See: https://www.aspentimes.com/news/police-welcome-aspen-to-new-building/; and https://www.cunniffe.com/projects/aspen-police-department-2/
São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil. Lina Bo Bardi, Architect. See: https://www.archdaily.com/537063/ad-classics-sao-paulo-museum-of-art-masp-lina-bo-bardi
Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos (Mail and Telegraph Building), Valencia, Spain. 1922. This Central Post Office building is popularly known as the “Palacio de Comunicaciones” (Palace of Communications). Miguel Angel Navarro, Architect.
San Francisco Department of Public Health Headquarters, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, Seattle, U.S.A. Funding was provided by a $196 million bond measure, called "Libraries for All," approved by Seattle voters. Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), working in conjunction with Joshua Prince-Ramus, LMN Architects.
Beijing National Aquatics Center, Beijing, China. The “Water Cube” at the Olympic Park. PTW Architects and the Arup Australasia engineering group, together with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) and the CSCEC Shenzhen Design Institute. See: https://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/attraction/water-cube.htm
Sunday Community Market at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DVM) Office, Oakland, California, U.S.A. This DMV is one of 180 such offices in California, all of which issue driver's licenses, identity cards, and vehicle registrations.
Temescal Branch Library, Oakland, California, U.S.A. 1918. One of sixteen libraries in the Oakland Public Library system. Charles W. Dickey and John J. Donovan, Architects.
San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, U.S.A. 1915. Designed by Arthur Brown, Jr. of Bakewell & Brown, Architects. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_City_Hall
Bunjil Place Cultural Center, Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia. Fjmt Architects. See: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/about; https://www.archdaily.com/897651/bunjil-place-fjmt (Photo: Trevor Mein)
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan. Convention center, concert venue and exhibition space designed by Rafael Viñoly, Architect. See: https://vinoly.com/works/tokyo-international-forum/
Biblioteca Latino-Americana Victor Civita (Victor Civita Latin America Library), at the Latin American Memorial, São Paulo, Brazil. Oscar Niemeyer, Architect. The Library is part of a much larger, multi-building cultural center. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_America_Memorial
Mercat Central (Central Market), Valencia, Spain. 1914-1928. Alejandro Soler March and Francesc Guàrdia i Vial, Architects.
Oceanário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. The largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates led by American architect Peter Chermayeff.
Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai, China. Originally built in 1930, Robert Fan Wenzhao, Architect. In 2007, in recognition of its historic and cultural importance to the community, the entire hall was moved 66 meters to facilitate the construction of a new elevated highway. It has been fully conserved for a new lifetime of community use.
Xiafu Activity Center, New Taipai City, Taiwan. IMO Architecture + Design;
JC Cheng +Associates+Architects+Planners. See: https://architizer.com/projects/xiafu-activity-center/ (Photo: Architizer.com)
Chorsu Market, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Today’s bazaar is a complex of large blue and turquoise domes constructed by the government in the Soviet era during the 1980s on the site of former markets that have been in operation for over 2000 years. See: http://uzbek-travel.com/about-uzbekistan/facts/chorsu-bazaar/
Wasit Wetland Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. X Architects. See: https://www.akdn.org/architecture/project/wasit-wetland-centre (Photo: Nelson Garrido)
Tabriz Bazaar Complex, Tabriz, Iran. United Nations World Heritage listing. See https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1346/ Recent Aga Khan prize-winning rehabilitation by ICHTO East Azerbaijan Office, Architects. See: https://www.archdaily.com/426544/five-projects-win-aga-khan-award-for-architecture/522e0d37e8e44e2601000031-five-projects-win-aga-khan-award-for-architecture-photo?next_project=no (Photo: AKKA-Amir Anoushfar)
Shelter For Victims Of Domestic Violence, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. Amos Goldreich Architecture + Jacobs Yaniv Architects. See: https://www.archdaily.com/894042/shelter-for-victims-of-domestic-violence-amos-goldreich-architecture-plus-jacobs-yaniv-architects (Photo: Amit Geron)
Christmas Market at the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN), Warsaw, Poland. Designed by Soviet architect Lev Rudnev in what has been called the "Seven Sisters" (Stalinist) style, the 1955 building has survived post-Communist era calls for its demolition. It “houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.” The building is slowly overcoming its history as a symbol of totalitarianism and has become a true community resource. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Culture_and_Science
Maitland Riverlink Gateway Building, Maitland, Australia. CHROFI and McGregor Coxall, Architects and Landscape Architects. See: https://www.dezeen.com/2019/03/22/maitland-riverlink-chrofi-mcgregor-coxall/ (Photo: dezeen.com)
Kings Place Offices, Music and Visual Arts Center, London, England. Dixon Jones, Architects. See: http://www.dixonjones.co.uk/projects/kings-place-london/ (Photo: website); https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2008/aug/27/kings.place
Aspen Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters + Fire Museum, Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A. S2 Architects. See: http://www.s2architects.com/sliders-list/fire-station-museum/
UVA Nuevo Occidente, Medellín, Colombia. Public and community spaces including swimming pool, dressing rooms, and recreational terrace; a ballroom, toy library, classroom workshop, cinema auditorium and children's playground; multiple classrooms, administrative offices, commercial premises and viewing terrace and, in addition to a multi-purpose Coliseum, synthetic court and urban gym. See also: https://www.lafargeholcimfoundation.org/media/news/projects/a-new-icon-of-community-empowerment-in-medellin-uva-de-la-imagin (Photo: Benard Acellam)
Cultural Development Center of Moravia (CDCM), Medellín, Colombia. Rogelio Salmona, Architect. Designed with an auditorium for 350 people; thirty private and soundproof cubicles for practice; three multiple classrooms for meetings, rehearsals, training or practice; galleries; and a number of playgrounds for various activities. See also: http://stealth.ultd.net/?p=1318 (Photo: Benard Acellam)
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