Welcome to the Palestine Land Society Competition

This is a unique and challenging competition. It has far reaching effect on the history and geography of Palestine. The competition is about the selection of the best design in an annual contest for the reconstruction of Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948. The Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 depopulated 675 towns and villages, which were mostly destroyed. Documentation is provided herein for the participants in the competition about the destroyed villages with the purpose of redesigning these villages on the same village site but with updated conditions of population and services. The documentation of each village includes 6 maps, a report and other relevant data. The terms of the competition are given herein. Selected graduating students in Architecture in several universities are participating. An international jury will judge the result. There will be awards, material and otherwise, for the winning designs.