Just Jerusalem Competition


4 Top Prize Winners
"Children’s Village for Jerusalem." Wai Lai Chan (University of Technology, Malaysia) Skudai, Malaysia

"Look Up: Rainwater Harvesting." Michael Lin (Miami University of Ohio, Program in International Studies) Fairfield, US. Ann Davis (MUO, International Studies) Oxford, US. James Orwig (MUO, International Studies) Oxford, US. Amanda Zazycki (MUO, International Studies) Oxford, US.

"HUMMUS: East Mediterranean City Belt 2050." Siegfried Atteneder (University of Art & Industrial Design) Vienna, Austria; Lorenz Potocnik, Vienna, Austria

"Envisioning Jerusalem through Media Barrios and Performance Spaces: Proposing Pilot Media Barrios in Kafr Aqab and Shuafat RC." Nitin Sawhney, Cambridge, US; Julie Norman (American University) DC, US; Raed Yacoub (Youth Media Initiative) Ramallah, West Bank.

7 Honorable Mentions
"The Landwalker." Ming Tang (Savannah College of Art & Design) – Savannah, Georgia, US; Dihua Yang (Savannah College of Art & Design) Savannah, Georgia, US

"The New Zidonians." Christos Papastergiou (Architect, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) London, UK; Christiana Ioannou (Architect, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) London, UK

"Jerusalem Olympics: An International City, An International Event." Caitlin Hill (Savannah College of Art & Design) Savannah, US; Gordon Marshall (SCAD) Savannah, US

"Mosaic Project: Jerusalem Crafts & Communities Fair: An Inter-Community Empowerment Plan." Nurit-Hilia Tsedaka (Hilia), Kibbutz Kyriat Anavim, Israel.

"Pilgrimage on the Seam." Jay Isenberg (Architect, Isenberg & Assoc.) Minneapolis, US; Ronald Haselius (Designer, Avian Craig, Inc) Minneapolis, US

"Station." Yair Wallach (Birkbeck College) - UK

"Resource Recovery in Jerusalem: From Waste-land to Nourishing Terrain." Kirsten Miller (Architect, University of Melbourne) Melbourne, Australia

Director’s Award
"West Bank Barrier Crossing" Matthew Rajcok and Alex Zimmer, Cambridge MA (King Open School).

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To generate new approaches to, and potential solutions for, the many complex, seemingly intractable problems that the residents of Jerusalem face on a daily basis.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Arch. / Urban D. Idea Competition
Genre Urban
Country United States
RegDeadline 31 Dec 2007 GoogleCal iCal
31 Dec 2007 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

Just Jerusalem is an international competition calling for innovative visions for the city of Jerusalem and what it might be if justice and urban livability, rather than competing nationalist projects, were the principle points of departure. The goal of the organizers is not to produce a contemporary master plan for the city, but to solicit entries that envision Jerusalem, real and symbolic, as a just, peaceful, and sustainable city by the year 2050. The year 2050 is not an arbitrary point in time so much as a metaphor for a future far enough from the present conflict to allow some freedom to imagine a different situation, but near enough to generate serious deliberation. Entries are not limited to architects and urbanists, but rather, will also be elicited from artists, historians, poets, political scientists, philosophers, economists, engineers, and all others who have ideas for the future of the city. We strive for a plurality of voices and encourage multi-disciplinary teams.

Ute Meta Bauer, Meron Benvenisti, Manuel Castells, Harvey Cox, Herman Hertzberger, William J. Mitchell, Sadako Ogata, Suha Ozkan and Salim Tamari

Competition Type

MIT Visiting Fellowships, Publication, Exhibition

Entry Fee

Projects could be submitted in one or more of the following ways:
1. For design entries, 4 A-1 boards (Horizontal, Landscape format) Measurements: 83 x 56 cm or 32.7 x 22 inches
2. For text entries, no more than 30 pages single spaced, A-4 paper, vertical
3. For Video/DVD/CD entries, length no more than 15 minutes (and must be transmitted digitally)

Registration March 31 , 2007 - December 31, 2007
Questions Deadline Round I March 31, 2007 ミ May 31, 2007
Answers I June 15, 2007
Questions Deadline Round II June 30, 2007 ミ August 31, 2007
Answers II September 15, 2007
Submission Deadline December 31, 2007
Results / Selection of Winning Entries April 2008


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