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Birzeit University Student Wins Omrania Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2013

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November 30, 2013
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Architectural Engineering student Renall Elghoul.

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Birzeit University Architectural Engineering student Renall Elghoul won the 6th Omrania Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2013. The award honors distinguished architectural graduation projects by students from universities throughout the Arab World.

Elghoul’s submission was chosen from 145 architectural graduation projects from 37 universities in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.

The award jury consisted of Egyptian architect Shahira Fahmy, the founder of Shahira Fahmy Architects, Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury, the founder of the architectural office DW5, and Turkish architect Murat Tabanlıoğlu, the co-founder of Tabanlıoğlu Architects. The jury awarded equal winning prizes to five projects. The winners are as follows:

Nassmah al Ghoussein
Project: Treading the Line, Beirut's Interactive Hackerspace, Beirut , Lebanon
American University of Beirut
Instructor: Karim Nader

Renall Elghoul
Project: All Senses Pavilion - Experience box, Ramallah, Palestine
Birzeit University
Instructor: Shaden Qasem

Haneen Khouli
Project: Machine in an empty and vast territory - Tension of permanence
American University of Sharjah
Instructor: George Katodrytis

Parastoo Najafi
Project: CRYSTAL [DE]FORMATION
American University of Sharjah
Instructor: George Katodrytis

Ahmad Yehya
Project: Home for Bedouins, Bekaa, Lebanon
American University of Beirut
Instructor: George Arbid

The award ceremony will be held in association with the German Jordanian University in Amman during December 2013.

The Omrania Award for Excellence in Architectural Design has grown and expanded over its five cycles. Award ceremonies and exhibitions have been held in different cities in the Arab world, including Amman, Beirut, Dubai, Irbid, and Manama. The yearly award ceremony is held to honor the winners and to exhibit their graduation projects to a wider audience. Detailed information about the award is available on the CSBE web site at www.csbe.org and the award's website at www.omraniacsbeaward.org.

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