Mumbai, considered rightfully the city of dreams, has a landscape that boasts of people from all walks of life, and architectural styles that transcend several eras. Today, Mumbai is a melting pot of lifestyles. It soaks everything in its fabric and makes it its own.

Such is its recognition, that people within India itself, as well as all over the world, take Mumbai to be the symbol of India. The Gateway of India precinct is one of the oldest and most popular tourist friendly areas of not just the city, but also of the nation. The precinct hosts an array of various hotels, art galleries, historic buildings and other businesses that cater to visitors from within and outside the city.

As a result, it has become the hub of tourist activity with a variety of landmarks, heritage buildings and a vital street life. Apart from being an attractive destination point for tourists, the precinct has a strong, poignant history which resulted in it being the prominent locale that it is today.

Events that have time and again tested the city’s resilience and fighting spirit are studded in its history and come to mind, when we think of Mumbai. The attacks of 26/11, hit the nation in shockwaves so strong, that it broke the city’s spirit for several months to come. An attack of such an intense magnitude wrenched through the heart of every Indian, broke the homes of the people involved, and left a stain in the timeline of our country.

Awards & Certifications

Architects, Architecture Graduates, Students or Engineers are eligible to participate. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group of upto 3 members. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be lead or entered by someone over the age of 18. Awards Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

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    1st Prize

    INR 125000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 50000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 25000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions are published on archdais’ website and several architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to All queries regarding registration process, fees or payment should be sent on the same email address with ‘ENQUIRY’ as the subject.

Important Dates & Fees

Early Bird Registration

01st Jul - 15th Aug 2018

Indian National: INR 1500
Foreign National: USD 50

Standard Registration

16th Aug - 15th Oct 2018

Indian National: INR 1800
Foreign National: USD 60

Late Registration

16th Oct - 31st Oct 2018

Indian National: INR 2000
Foreign National: USD 70

Submissions Close

01st Nov 2018

Announcement of Winners

26th Nov 2018

Registration for the competition are closed.

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



Upload your submission on archdais



Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Ar. Vishwas kulkarni

Ar. Vishwas kulkarni

Principal Architect, VK:a

Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger

Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger

Principal Architect, CCBA Designs

Ar. Daraius Choksi

Ar. Daraius Choksi

Director, CCBA Designs

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