Abstract | Design & Build Competition 

The aim of this competition was to design an apartment housing complex with a view to resolve these issues of monotony, placelessness and isolation with regard to real-time constraints of area and considerations of construction type, budget and building bye-laws. With an urge to value the experience of community living, and at the same time break free from the monotonous block model of urban housing, this Design-And-Build competition allows the winning design to be selected for actual execution of the project. 

This competition was in collaboration with Krisala Developers, Pune

We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 30 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘The Housing Puzzle - Design & Build Competition’.

We received a whopping response from 240+ Teams and approximately 550+ Participants who joined this design competition from all over the world. All the designs are tremendously creative and participants have shown brilliant skills.

All the Top 30 submissions are up for viewing on the website & will be published on various media platforms.

Winners Download Brief Download Certificate

Awards & Certifications

Participants were free to submit multiple entries.

Alongside individual entries, team entries were also allowed. A team could have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams were also welcomed to join. There was 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 300000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 125000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 75000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

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

Queries and Questions:

Queries for the competition are closed. We highly recommend our participants to check the ‘FAQ’FAQ SECTION on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information related to the competition.

Important Dates & Fees

Early Bird Registration

04th Jan - 25th Aug 2021

Indian National: INR 5000
Foreign National: USD 75

Standard Registration

26th Aug - 25th Sep 2021

Indian National: INR 10000
Foreign National: USD 150

Late Registration

26th Sep - 05th Oct 2021

Indian National: INR 15000
Foreign National: USD 225

Submissions Close

12th Oct 2021

Announcement of Winners

04th Jan 2022

Registration & Submission for the competition are closed. Evaluation of the entries is under process.

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



Share your submission via mail on submission@archdais.com



Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Sanjay Puri

Sanjay Puri

Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects

Sagar Agarwal

Sagar Agarwal

Director, Krisala Developers

Aakash Agarwal

Aakash Agarwal

Director, Krisala Developers

Imran Shaikh

Imran Shaikh

Principal Architect, Cubix Architects Associates

Media Partners

Architecture plus design
Young Bird Plan
Design Detail

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