Four Palestinians who completed bachelor's degrees in architecture at Birzeit University in the West Bank won first place in an international competition for the design and reconstruction of the destroyed Port of Beirut in Lebanon. The explosion of Warehouse No. 12 on Aug. 4, 2020, killed nearly 200 people, injured more than 6,000 and caused massive material damage to residential buildings and commercial establishments.
The 2021 Phoenix Prize is given by iDAR-Jerusalem, a Palestinian nonprofit organization that promotes architecture by identifying and celebrating innovative and outstanding design ideas. Its Haifa Award for Design and Architecture