ATY 2020- Results Announced!

01.09.2020, Tue

The ‘Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2020’ is an international architecture thesis competition organized by theCharette. The aim of the competition is to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape and Restoration.

©Philip Springall from United Kingdom.

theCharette seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path breaking ideas to the forefront on a global scale. The competition received over 1000 entries from 104 nations across the world. See the crème de la crème of thesis projects from students all over the world for the 2020 edition of the competition.



ATY-2020 was judged by 

  • MARCIO KOGAN (Studio MK27, Brazil)

  • BRUNO ROLLET (Bruno Rollet Architecte, Paris)

  • DANIELA DEUTSCH (Associate Prof., NewSchool of Architecture & Design, California)

  • DR. CAROLINE HACHEM-VERMETTE (Assistant Prof, University of Calgary, Canada)

  • STEFAN KRISTOFFERSON (Stratic, Germany, Sweden & India)


Top 3 winners of Architecture thesis of the year 2020 are as follows:

  • First Prize:  ISTHME // L e CHAOS SENSIBLE by Dafni Filippa and Meriam Sehimi from Germany took home the top prize with their people oriented project. The students from the Technical University of Munich designed a scheme that the jury described as “poetic, based on real-life observations, lightweight and extraordinarily beautiful.” Jurors loved the simplicity and fluidity of the masterplan and how another culture is interpreted. They felt that drawings are adequate, sensitive and stunning.


  • Second Prize: Fabiola del Carmen Cruz Ballardo, from Peru, won second place for her project, AMAZONIA TRANS _ TRI _ FRONTERIZA. Three countries: Peru, Brazil, Bolivia; and two communities: Mancheron, Yamaha. All separated by artificial borders. Nevertheless, they share a common Amazonian culture. There is a will to unite people in this project, to respect different traditions, to propose different places, uniting past present and future with traditional languages, medical plants and culture. A « bridge » is created to consolidate this place and to respect it through the world: it can be seen like an SOS. Because this project is also implicitly about the amazon forest: calling to save its richness, be it natural or cultural.


  • Third Prize:  Third place in the competition went to Philip Springall from United Kingdom. His project is a multidisciplinary exploration of Alzheimer’s disease, architecture and neuroscience. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that slowly strips away the notions of place, memory, identity and the self. The project investigates the role that architecture and the built environment can play in improving the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease. The jury felt that the project “…contemplates a powerful concept which might have great applications in the real world.”


Check the top 30 shortlisted entries here https://thecharette.org/architecture-thesis-of-the-year-2020/results/


Congratulations to the winners!

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