Rahel Shawl
Rahel Shawl, Founder and Principal of RAAS Architects – blends her industry know-how with her passion for people and identity, constantly using architecture to bring about positive impact. A graduate of the Addis Ababa University, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (now EIABC) and a 2017 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, she has been involved in the design of an impressive body of work, including Residential, Institutional, Educational, Hospitality, Health Care, Industrial, and Landscape works. Her wide range of experience results from engaging on collaborative design works with local and international colleagues, partners and clients.  She has received numerous accolades, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007 for her work as architect of record on the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa; the Association of Ethiopian Architects (AEA) best Architecture Piece Award in 2017 for her collaborative works on the South African Embassy in Addis Ababa; and the Abyssinia Award for Social Engagement in the fields of Architecture and Engineering in 2017. In 2018 Rahel was named finalist for the Dorfman Award at the Royal Institute of Art in the UK and most recently, her practice RAAS has been selected as one of the 50 best architecture firms 2020 by DOMUS magazine.  

Aric Chen
Born and raised in the United States, Chen is a curator, professor, writer and creative director who has served in multiple leadership roles. He is currently based in Rotterdam in his role as the General and Artistic Director of 'Het Nieuwe Instituut', the Dutch national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture. Chen is also transitioning from his role as Professor and founding Director of the Curatorial Lab at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai, where he and his team have worked to re-centre design histories while investigating evolving curatorial strategies within the context of contemporary China. In addition, he previously served as Curatorial Director of the Design Miami fairs in Basel, Switzerland, and Miami Beach, USA, where he brought exhibitions and conversations around post-nature design and American identities into the fair. He has earned an international reputation as an independent curator, working with museums, biennials, and other venues globally.

Marlene Wagner
Marlene Wagner graduated with honours in architecture from the Vienna University of Technology and co-founded the non-profit practice buildCollective for architecture and development. Realising international design-build projects of educational, cultural and technical infrastructures in collaboration with universities, non-governmental organisation, community initiatives and various public and private partnerships between Europe and Africa. She has taught, among others at the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia, the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg and the University of Art and Design Linz and worked for example with organisations like Education Africa, Caritas or the Vienna Centre for Technology and Society. Within the research group Multidisciplinary Design & User Research she developed formats of learning and tools of engagement in the establishment of an Urban Mobility Lab. Her work is framed by critical spatial practice, research and teaching on social architectures and transformative processes connecting designing and building, participatory action and artistic research.

Nathalie Jean-Baptiste
Prior to joining the Julius Baer Foundation, Nathalie led an action research unit in East Africa for 4 years. She was a Marie Curie Global Fellow and worked for the last 15 years in research and project implementation. Nathalie is passionate about reducing inequalities, understanding urban vulnerabilities and leading positive urban transformation in the South. After graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, she obtained her Masters degree in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus University and a Doctorate in Urban Planning and waste management. Nathalie has an extensive international background. Her work experience includes environmental education on organic waste management in Mexico and Australia; vulnerability assessment in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Tanzania; transdisciplinary work in Germany as well as inequalities and urban transformation in Tanzania.
Currently, she oversees 13 wealth inequality projects worldwide, she impulses social enterprises with a clear sense of purpose and co-develops impactful projects in particular in Latin America and Africa. She advise funders on sustainable giving/investment approaches and matches them with the right organisation.

Stacy Passmore
Stacy Passmore is a Principal and Co-Founder of Superbloom, a landscape architecture practice that designs large-scale public and cultural landscapes. Stacy has 15 years of experience in the fields of urban design, architecture and landscape urbanism in the U.S., Canada and West Africa. Her work explores field-based methods of research, understanding that environments and communities are deeply dynamic and require designs that engage with conditions of change. Working at multiple scales of reading and representing landscapes, Stacy’s recent projects focus on the resiliency of hydrological landscapes and the potential for design approaches that reconsider the relationships between humans and ecological systems. Stacy received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Masters of Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia.

News Overview


Jury 2021 Rahel Shawl, Aric Chen, Marlene Wagner, Nathalie Jean-Baptiste, Stacy Passmore
Meet the jury which reviews the entries of Archiprix International 2021 more

Suspension of partnerships in Russia Solidarity with Ukraine
Archiprix is shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and empathizes with all those affected by it. We decided to suspend our partnerships in the Russian Federation and Belarus until further notice, in line with the urgent appeal of our government. We wish to express our solidarity with the people in Ukraine, and we embrace those in the academic communities in Russia who are speaking out against the invasion while courageously continuing to dedicate themselves to peace, dialogue and open cooperation. more

Award ceremony, exhibition and debate Archiprix Netherlands 2021

Project locations cover the globe
The map shows the locations of the projects submitted for Archiprix International 2021. The densest spread of our history. more

Deadline for registration: 31 October 2020; deadline for submission 30 November 2020 DEADLINES extended by 1 month
Because of the fact that a lot of universities have been closed for a longer period of time we decided to extend the deadlines by 1 month. Now there is some more time for the universities to select a project and for the designers to submit their graduation project. more

Exhibitions Archirix Netherlands & Archiprix International Archiprix Netherlands 2020 WINNERS

open for registration Archiprix International Addis Ababa 2021

Award Ceremony Archiprix Netherlands Livestream

At Dutch Design Week Archiprix Netherlands and International

proposals designed by Archiprix participants trigger the discussion about the future of Matadero Debate at Bienal Arquitectura Santiago about Archiprix workshops

Conflicting Territories | Conflicting Communities World première Archiprix documentary

award ceremony Archiprix Netherlands 2019 Exhibitions Archiprix Netherlands and International

impressions Exhibition, workshops and Award Ceremony

Winners 2019 Winners 2019

Daily update

at Gevel 2020, Ahoy, Rotterdam Archiprix International exhibition

Some quotes on video by the jurymembers Video interviews

Nominations and Participants favourites Archiprix International 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES Archiprix International Chile 2019
320 universities from 67 countries selected their best graduation projects for this edition. Check out all the entries more

Exhibitions Archiprix Netherlands and International award ceremony Archiprix Netherlands 2018

all entries ever from Bangladesh and winners, nominees, participants favourites of edition 2017 Exhibition Dhaka, Bangladesh presenting

open for registration Archiprix Chile 2019

preparing for Chile
While we are preparing the Archiprix International Chile 2019... more

Archiprix International Exhibition; Archiprix Netherlands Award Ceremony and Exhibition Archiprix in Panopticon

IMPRESSIONS eXHIBITION AT cept
Exhibition at CEPT impressions more

the winners are...... Archiprix International 2017 Hunter Douglas Awards
From the 385 graduation projects designed by 469 young architects, landscape architects and urban designers that were submitted for the Archiprix International Ahmedabad 2017, an international jury nominated 23 projects for the 2017 Hunter Douglas Archiprix Awards. Out of these nominees, 8 winners were selected and announced at the award ceremony on Friday 10 February on the campus of CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. more

some pictures award ceremony
The Archiprix International Hunter Douglas Award Ceremony more

Models of the nominated projects DONE at CEPT
have been made at winter school.. more

Exhibition Archiprix Netherlands 2020 Techinical University Delft