|The Seventh Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2005|
Stage 2: Semifinalists
We are happy to announce that 27 contestants out of 126 entries have advanced to the Semifinalist round (Stage Two) of the Berkeley Prize 2005 competition. Architecture students from 29 countries entered this year's competition, including: Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States. Semifinalists are invited to submit a 2500-word essay based on their 500-word proposal by midnight, Pacific Time, February 26, 2005. The top five to seven essays will be selected for final judging by the Berkeley Prize Jury.
Alkhalifa, Aziz, Cornell University, USA: "In the Heart of Manhattan"
Azlan, Nurul Azreen, University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia: "The Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name"
Cautius, Cassandra, University of Waterloo, Canada: "The Heart Of Suburbia"
Chan, Adelina, UC Berkeley, USA: "Largo do Senado (Senate Square) in Macau, China"
Chodoriwsky, Steven, University of Waterloo, Canada: "Epicentre of a revolution: Kyiv's Independence Square, the place of political activism"
Dhakhwa, Kamana Swasti Bhattarai, I.O.E, PULCHOWK, Nepal: "People, place and events"
Go, Hazel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA: "Las Ramblas: Public Space of the Past, Present, and Future"
Haflidason, Andri, Strathclyde University, UK: "Iceland > Reykjavik > Laugavegur: City within a City"
Ju Kean Micki, Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore: "A Public Space, A Heritage"
Kamaruddin, Syahril Nizam, University of Technology, Malaysia: "Everybody's Talking and No One Says A Word - Padang Bas, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia"
Knight, Brian, Southern California Institute of Architecture, USA: "The Belmont Tunnel and Toluca Yard"
Levi, Louise, Yale University, USA: "A Rooster Crows on East 9th Street [The Puerto Rican community garden in NYC]"
Lynch, John, University of Technology Sydney, Australia: "Promenade of the Flaneur"
Massy, Alison, Sydney University, Australia: "artefact architecture"
McAllister, Andrew, University of Strathclyde, UK: "Royal Exchange Square"
Monahan, Thomas, University of Strathclyde, UK: "The development and function of the Close in the Glasgow Tenement"
OKOROJI, THANKGOD, Stella Maris College, Nigeria: "What makes a place truly public?"
Ong, Iris, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines: "A Truly Public Place in Manila"
Reynolds, Jack, Adelaide University, Australia: "The Untoppled Omphalos"
Rix, Hadas, Technion, Israel: "The story of the Rabin square"
Samuel, Tommy, Strathclyde University, UK: "The Barras Market; An Exceptional Public Space."
Schaefer, Sarah, Dalhousie University, Canada: "Granville Island: Urban Oasis Amidst a Metropolis"
Schide, Sarah Christie Marino, University of Florida, USA: "Savannah's Successful Riverfront"
Schmidt, Kiel, UC Berkeley, USA: "Character conflict"
Sharma, Sushmita, Institute of Engineering, Nepal: "The Perfect Public Domain"
Spinelli, Carlo, Polytechnical University of Turin, Italy: "PORTA PALAZZO (Turin, Italy) a gate as a live laboratory for urban intergration"
Webb, Amanda, Yale University, USA: "Transformative Space: A reading of Central Park, New York"
Yadav, Prithi, SRM Engineering College, India: "Lending Character..."
INSTRUCTIONS TO SEMIFINALISTS
The essays are due at 8:00, Univeral Coordinated Time, February 27, 2005, and should be submitted through the online submission system available from the Author login above.
THOUGHTFULLY CONSIDER YOUR IDEAS BEFORE WRITING
TRY OUT YOUR IDEAS ON OTHERS BEFORE SENDING YOUR ESSAY
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