Frequently asked questions

1How does a team receive their unique Teamcode code?

All the participants will only receive the unique teamcode on completion of the registration process.


2Where all do the participants need to use their unique team code?

All the participants would be using their team code on the top right corner of their sheets, as the name of their submission and wherever requested by the organizer. This code will be their only identification for the process related with this competition.


3What is the limit or cap on the number of team members and can anyone participate individually?

A team can have up to 3 members and cannot exceed this number. The participants who desire to participate individually can do so by filling and submitting the details for the team leader.


4Can I change team members after I register?

Teams are welcome to add any new members as long as their total members do not exceed 3. However they are prohibited from swapping or removing any existing member of the team. To do this please send us your request on competition@archdais.com with the details of the new team member along with the team Unique Teamcode.


5Are the teams allowed to share their work for the competition before the winners are announced by the organizer?

The participants are only permitted to share their proposal for the competition on social media or any other platform once the winners are revealed officially. Archdais will also publish each submission at this date and will be working with many design platforms to attract publication opportunities.


6What are the modes of submissions?

The participants are requested to submit their work through mail on submission@archdais.com in A1 size sheet in 150 DPI resolution formats. All the submissions will be taken digitally only.


7What should be the submission file size?

The file size should not exceed more than 10MB.


8What file name should be given to submission material?

The participants are requested to submit the files with their unique team code as its name. Follow the submission guidelines given in the brief carefully.


9What unit system should any participant adhere in case if anyone wants to show dimensions?

The participants are free to use any one of imperial or metric unit systems.


10What would the size of the sheet be?

The participants are required to use an A1 sheet i.e. (841 x 594 mm), (33.1 x 23.4 inch). The sheets must be composed in Landscape orientation, with the Unique Team Code on the top right corner.


11What should the participants do in case the payments are not available in our country?

We request the participants to send us the queries on competition@archdais.com to get an alternate payment method. We would send you all the possible payment methods.


12What does the participant do when they don’t get a unique identification code after the payment is made?

In case of such a problem we request you to send us screenshot of your payment receipt to competition@archdais.com with the “unique identification code” as subject matter within two working days of the transaction.


13Are multiple entries allowed for submission? or can we submit multiple projects in one entry only?

Participants are free to submit multiple entries or projects, but each entry must be registered by a separate email ID. One sheet will have a One project only.


14Is there any specific theme to be considered?

We urge participants to come up with their most creative concepts (theme) they have in mind and not get restricted to one. It is open for all kinds of design ideas.


15Are hand-drawn sheets allowed for submission?

Yes, they are allowed, participants can scan and mail them to us on submission@archdais.com. Follow all the submission guidelines carefully.


16Will all the participants will receive certificates for being part of the competition?

All the participants will receive digital certificates irrespective of the winners.


17What is a promocode? & How to get one? Is it mandatory for registration?

Through Promocode participants can avail discount on the competition fee. You can get it from an archdais influencer, or by tagging 5 friends in any recent post of the competition shared on social media handles of @archdais & @archdais.competitions . It is not mandatory for registration.


18What is a promocode? & How to get one? Is it mandatory for registration?

Through Promocode participants can avail discount on the competition fee. You can get it from an archdais influencer, or by tagging 5 friends in any recent post of the competition shared on social media handles of @archdais & @archdais.competitions . It is not mandatory for registration.


19Minimum number of teams eligible for Group Discount? & How to avail?

Minimum 5 Teams or more are eligible for group discount. Write us on competition@archdais.com with number of teams willing to participate in the Competition. Archdais Team will guide you with the procedure.


20What is the judging criteria for this project?

Participants will be judged on the following criteria: Design Expression, X Factor, Completeness & Representation.


21In the design do we have to show interiors in Detail?

Interiors are always a plus, but it completely depends on the participants & their design. (No Compulsion)


22Should the floor layout and area calculations be shown in the presentation?

Area calculation break-up is not a mandate, participants can choose to include it if they think it helps explain their design. This being said, all participants have to adhere minimum area requirements as per the brief.


23What is the aim of The Dharavi Project Competition?

The aim of the competition is to develop a place making project that will act as a Centre for change and community empowerment, in the heart of Dharavi, that will be wholly and truly owned by the people there. This will be a project that has the potential to become an umbrella institution for initiating change in Dharavi from within.


24What is the minimum scale of The Dharavi Project?

The maximum allowed built area area is 2000 Sq. M and the ground coverage allowance for the project is 60%.


25What is the total site area and setbacks to be followed?

The site area is 1050Sq. m and the margins are: 4.5m front margin, 2m rear margin, 2m side margins.


26What are the functions that must be considered for the project?

The programme has been developed in three parts and includes a range of activities that will help bring changes in a holistic manner and encourage people to work collectively. The project must be treated as a community common, completely public in nature. The functions are divided into 3 types: Economic, Social and Recreational. The detailed breakup of the program can be found in the brief.


27What is the site for the project?

The site chosen for this project is at the edge of the slum, at the Dharavi T-Junction, and at a walking distance from the proposed Dharavi Metro Station. The site lies right on the main Road and will provide easy access to visitors from all around the city. The Bandra Kurla complex is in close proximity to the site.


28Should we follow real time regulations for this project?

Built up area and Setbacks must be followed as mentioned in the brief. There is no height restriction and Parking area need not be considered into the program. Proper access must be provided to all spaces. Please refer to Autocad and Sketchup Files provided.


29What is the nature of the competition and is it open for all?

The Dharavi Project, is an open ideas design competition with no intentions to execute the proposals submitted in any form. The competition is open to all and students and professionals can join the competition


30Entry fee for the competition & timeline?

Fees & Timeline (All the deadlines are 11:59pm IST) 1. Early Registrations (15th June - 05th August , 2021) - Indian Nationals: INR 1500 - Foreign Nationals: USD 45 $ 2. Standard Registrations (06th August - 05th September , 2021) - Indian Nationals: INR 2000 - Foreign Nationals: USD 60 $ 3. Late Registrations (07th Sept - 20th Sept , 2021) - Indian Nationals: INR 2500 - Foreign Nationals: USD 75 $


31Are the teams allowed to share their work for the competition before the winners are announced by the organizer?

The participants are only permitted to share their proposal for the competition on social media or any other platform once the winners are revealed officially. Archdais will also publish each submission at this date and will be working with many design platforms to attract publication opportunities.


32What is the competition brief?

The competition brief is a document that explains the design problem you'll be solving. It includes site details, design requirements, and criteria for judging. This document can be downloaded from our website.


33Are multiple entries allowed for submission and can hand-drawn sheets be submitted?

Participants are free to submit multiple entries or projects, but each entry must be registered by a separate email ID. One sheet will have one project only. Hand-drawn sheets are allowed for submission, participants can scan and mail them to us on submission@archdais.com. Follow all the submission guidelines carefully.


34How can I get a discount on the competition fee?

Discounts can be obtained in two ways. Firstly, through a promo code, which is a tool to obtain a discount on the competition fee. It's not mandatory for registration, but it can help reduce the cost. You can get a promo code either from an Archdais influencer or by writing to us at competition@archdais.com. Secondly, if you are registering a group, a discount is available for a minimum of five teams. During registration, continue adding teams and their information using different email IDs for each team registration. If you encounter any issues while availing this discount, please write to us at competition@archdais.com with the subject line "Group Discount Query”.


35Where all do the participants need to use their unique team code?

All the participants would be using their team code on the top right corner of their sheets, as the name of their submission and wherever requested by the organizer. This code will be their only identification for the process related with this competition. Kindly read the submission guidelines given in the brief carefully.


36Is there an entry fee for the competition?

Yes, participating in the competition does require an entry fee. Archdais.com is a community-supported platform and the entry fees help us manage competitions sustainably. They also support us in publishing and promoting outstanding submissions across the Archdais community throughout the year. You can find specific entry fee details in the competition brief.


37Further Help and Support

For additional inquiries related to the competition, visit the 'Ask us a Question' section located under the FAQ page of the competition. Please note, this section becomes visible after you've logged in. Feel free to write your queries there, and our team will respond as soon as possible. We also encourage you to browse through our FAQ section, as it addresses most common concerns.


38Are there any restrictions on who can participate in the competition?

We invite everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcome to join. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over the age of 18.


39Can team members be from different firms or colleges?

Yes, team members from different firms or colleges can participate together. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over the age of 18.


40How many team members can participate and can we change team members after registration?

A team can have up to 3 members and cannot exceed this number. Participants who desire to participate individually can do so by filling and submitting the details for the team leader. Teams can add new members after registration, as long as their total members do not exceed 3. To do this, please send us your request on competition@archdais.com with the details of the new team member along with the team Unique Teamcode.


41What does the participant do when they don’t get a unique identification code after the payment is made?

If you do not receive the team code after making the payment, retrieve it by visiting the competition page, clicking on 'Get my Teamcode', and entering your transaction ID and registered email ID. If this doesn't work, email us at competition@archdais.com with the subject line "Unique Identification Code Issue" and include a screenshot of your payment receipt. We aim to resolve such issues within 24-36 business hours.


42What should the participants do in case the payments are not available in our country?

We request the participants to send us the queries on competition@archdais.com to get an alternate payment method. We would send you all the possible payment methods.


43What happens if there is a technical issue with the submission?

If you find any technical error while uploading the submission on the website, you can share your submission materials via email to submission@archdais.com with the team code as the email subject.


44Where & how can I submit my sheet?

You have two methods to submit your design proposal, declaration form, and Project estimation : 1. Website Submission: ● Log in at www.archdais.com with your registered email ID. ● Navigate to "Competitions," log in, and select the related competition. ● Click on the "Submit" button at the top right corner (This button will appear only if you have registered in the competition). ● Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your submission. A confirmation will be displayed after successful upload. OR 2. Email Submission: ● If you cannot submit via the website, email your documents to submission@archdais.com ● Use your TEAMCODE as the email subject.


45What are the consequences of not adhering to the competition rules?

Breaching the norms and terms defined in the brief or the Terms and Conditions on the Archdais website will lead to immediate disqualification of the team without any refund of payments made. Teams will be disqualified if they fail to comply with any of the competition rules or submission requirements. Participation implies acceptance of these regulations.


46Where can we find the complete list of rules and regulations for the competition?

Participants can find a complete set of rules and regulations in the brief of the competition and on the website.


47What is a promo code? & How to get one? Is it mandatory for registration?

Through Promo Code participants can avail discounts on the competition fee. You can get it from an archdais influencer, or by tagging 5 friends in any recent post or resharing the post on your stories of the competition shared on social media handles of @archdais.competitions . It is not mandatory for registration.