Along with being a rich network of culture and heritage, India is the world’s largest democracy and the fastest developing country in the 21st century. Its cities are dense landscapes of structures, with a majority of upcoming constructions largely relying on one primary building material:concrete.

Contrary to the predominant use of concrete in recent constructions, the traditional rural landscape of India’s architecture is a diverse exploration of materials and building techniques. It really makes us wonder what the architectural landscape of the cities will look like by the end of 2050. Are there other alternatives we can begin to explore that might be more economical, durable, and environment-friendly than concrete? Is there a possibility to use modern building techniques with locally-sourced or sustainable materials?

Thus, the competition aims to design a striking and thought-provoking pavilion to start a nationwide dialogue on the urgency to explore sustainable building materials. The competition gives participants the opportunity to use architectural design of the pavilion to create awareness and action around this pressing challenge. The design of the pavilion seeks to be expressive, exciting and powerful to make people think about the existing and future realities of cities.

This competition is open for all the Architects, Architectural Firms, Interior Designers, Interior Design firms & Students from all over the world. Get detailed competition brief, by clicking on the Download button below.

Download Brief

Awards & Certifications

We invite everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Participants are free to submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with a separate email ID.

Alongside individual entries, team entries are also allowed. A team can have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcomed to join. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be lead or entered by someone over the age of 18.

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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 honourable mentions will be published on archdais website and social media handles.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the brief and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ under subject until 10th June 2022. We highly recommend our participants to check the ‘FAQ SECTION’ on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information from time to time. 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

03rd Jun - 10th Apr 2022

Indian National: INR 1500
Foreign National: USD 45

Standard Registration

11th Apr - 15th May 2022

Indian National: INR 2000
Foreign National: USD 60

Late Registration

16th May - 05th Jun 2022

Indian National: INR 2500
Foreign National: USD 75

Submissions Close

15th Jun 2022

Announcement of Winners

15th Aug 2022

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways on our website. The participants will receive their TEAMCODE within 24 hours of completing their payment successfully. TEAMCODE will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL while transaction. If participants do not receive their teamcode, Kindly attach screenshot of your Payumoney/Paypal receipt and send it to us on

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



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Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Yatin Pandya

Yatin Pandya

Principal Architect | Footprints E.A.R.T.H

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13 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

The Taj Amity Pavilion

30 Jun 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

The House

04 May 2019 - 14 Aug 2019

The Lunchbox

15 Jul 2019 - 10 Jan 2020

Fashion meets Architecture

01 Dec 2019 - 15 Jul 2020

The House: Interiors

01 Mar 2020 - 15 Sep 2020

The Sacred Space

15 Jul 2020 - 15 Dec 2020

Mars Calling

01 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021

The Container Studio

01 Jan 2021 - 15 Jun 2021

The House 2.0

21 Mar 2021 - 20 Aug 2021

The Dharavi Project

15 Jun 2021 - 15 Nov 2021

The Housing Puzzle

03 Jan 2022 - 04 Jan 2022

The Cafe Interiors

20 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022

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