Competition timeline

The goal of this competition was to design a collaborative startup office for young entrepreneurs in the Information and Technology sector. We are thrilled to announce the winners and honorable mentions from a list of top 50 submissions, carefully selected by the jury for 'THE LUNCHBOX - Redesigning Office Spaces in India'.

We received an outpouring of creative responses from around the globe and are impressed by the high level of imagination and innovative designs displayed by all participants. The top 50 submissions are available for viewing on our website and have been published on various media outlets.

Awards & Certification

The competition had a prize pool of INR 200,000, which was divided among the winners. Participation was open to all individuals, regardless of their profession or qualifications. Teams of up to three participants were allowed to enter, and interdisciplinary teams were also encouraged to participate. There was no age limit, but entrants under 18 years of age had to be led or accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

1st Prize
INR 125000

Certification

2nd Prize
INR 50000

Certification

3rd Prize
INR 25000

Certification

15 Honourable mentions

Winners, Honourable mentions & Top 50 are published on our website and social media handles. All the participants received participation certificates irrespective of the winners.

Jury
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Ar. Karan Grover

Principal Architect , KGA

Ar. Karan Grover

Principal Architect , KGA

Karan Grover has been passionately advocating the need to look at ones culture and heritage for clues to the direction for a contemporary architecture and sustainable development relevant to the Indian context today. He has enthused children in conservation and been nominated as a “Social Entrepreneur” Fellow of the Ashoka Foundation, Washington in 2004. He almost single handedly won India’s nominations for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status for Champaner-Pavagadh in 2004, after a 22-year old campaign. In 2004, Grover became the first architect in the world to win the USGBC “Platinum” Award for the greenest building in the world.

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Ar. Ishan Grover

Design Director , KGA

Ar. Ishan Grover

Design Director , KGA

Ishan Grover is an architect who holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He currently works with Karan Grover Associates, a well-known architecture and design firm based in India. With a focus on sustainable design, Ishan brings a unique perspective to the firm, and is known for his innovative solutions and attention to detail. He is experienced in a variety of project types, including residential, commercial, and institutional, and has a strong understanding of design principles and building codes. Ishan is also known for his ability to work collaboratively with clients, consultants, and other members of the design team to create functional, beautiful, and sustainable spaces that meet the needs of all stakeholders.

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Patrik Schumacher

Principal Architect, Zaha Hadi

Patrik Schumacher

Principal Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher is principal of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Chairman for life of the Employee Benefit Trust owning ZHA. He is leading the firm since Zaha Hadid's passing in March 2016. He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988 and was seminal in developing Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 500 strong global architecture and design brand.

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Nils Fischer

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid

Nils Fischer

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Nils joined ZHA in 2004 and has developed a large design portfolio spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with a focus on cultural facilities such as performing arts and museums, as well as projects involving novel design, engineering and manufacturing solutions. Nils also leads our Computational Design Research Group (CODE), developing next-generation technologies for form-finding and rationalisation. Previously, he worked for ABB Architekten and Bernhard Franken Architekten in Frankfurt on award-winning projects for BMW – and as a freelance Engineering Consultant on projects by Massimiliano Fuksas, amongst others.

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Lei Zheng

Lead Designer, Zaha Hadid Arch

Lei Zheng

Lead Designer, Zaha Hadid Architects

Lei Zheng is a lead designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, a firm known for its innovative and futuristic designs. She is a highly skilled architect with a focus on creating cutting-edge, sustainable buildings that push the boundaries of architecture. She has a strong background in design and technology, and is able to use this knowledge to create unique and striking structures that stand out in the built environment. With her leadership and vision, Lei is a key member of the team at Zaha Hadid Architects, and is responsible for shaping the look and feel of the firm's projects around the world.

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Shajay Bhooshan

Sr. Associate, Zaha Hadid Arch

Shajay Bhooshan

Sr. Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

Since joining us in 2007, Shajay has specialised in the conception and production of architecture: from theoretical discourses to manufacturing technologies. As an expert in computation, Shajay also has specialised knowledge in programming, mathematics – especially geometry and optimisation methods, and computer-controlled industrial machines including industrial robotics. Shajay is co-founder of CODE, ZHA's computational design research group. CODE has made key contributions to computational platforms, talent development and architectural design at ZHA, especially related to architectural application and articulation of shell structures.

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Prof. Mark Burry

Swinburne University (Director

Prof. Mark Burry

Swinburne University (Director)

Mark Burry is Director of Swinburne University of Technology's 'Smart Cities Research Institute', leading a whole-of-university research approach to ensure future cities meet the needs of all. In 2018 Mark received the Order of Australia (A) for "service to spatial information architecture" and as an innovator in apply- ing digital manufacturing and construction methods and was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). Mark is an architect who has published on two main themes: putting theory into prac- tie regarding procuring 'challenging' architecture, and the work and theories of the architect Antoni Gaudí. He has been Senior Architect to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation since 1979. In 2001 Mark founded the Spatial Informa- tion Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) at RMIT University before establishing the Design Research Institute (DRI) in 2008. He held an ARC funded Federation Fellowship in Complex Architecture and Convergent Design' 2007-2012. He joined the Universi- ty of Melbourne in 2014 as Professor of Urban Futures at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

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Sean Godsell

Sean Godsell Architects

Sean Godsell

Sean Godsell Architects

Sean Godsell was born in Melbourne in Imagining a Place of Faith for the secular world 1960.He obtained a Masters of Architecture degree from MIT University in 1999 entitled 'The Appropriateness of the Contemporary Australian Dwelling! His work has been published in the world's leading Architectural journals including Architectural Review (UK) Architectural Record (USA) Domus (Italy). In July 2002 the influential English design magazine wallpaper listed him as one of ten I people destined to 'change the way we live. He was the only Australian and the only Architect in the group. In July 2003 he received a Citation from the President of the American Institute of Architects for his work for the I homeless. His Future Shack prototype was exhibited from May to October 2004 at the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the $450million Sydney Modern project at the Art Gallery of NSW and in 2016 was shortlisted for the National Conservatory at the National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. He received the 2016 DETAIL Prize in Germany for the 2014 M Pavilion.In 2018 he received a Papal Silver Medal for his Vatican Chapel on the island of S Giorgio Maggiore in Venice for the 2018 Architectural Biennale.

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Prof. Marcus White

Harison & White Architects (Di

Prof. Marcus White

Harison & White Architects (Director)

Professor Marcus White is an award-winning architect and urban designer, Professor of Urban Design at the Swinburne University of Technology, the director of the Spatio-Temporal Research Urban Design and Architecture Laboratory in the Centre for Design Innovation, and is a director of Harrison and White Architects.

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Warrick Wong

Artist

Warrick Wong

Artist

Warrick is an Australian based artist and story teller that has a range of art styles which include traditional ink drawings, digital art and dynamic 2D animations. Warrick has also self published his original fantasy picture book "Princess Nyissa: The Legend of the Lost Light" as well as his Sci-Fi Dystopian comic "ZODIAC:ZEN".

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Ken Yeang

Principal Architect (Hamzah &

Ken Yeang

Principal Architect (Hamzah & Yeang, Malaysia)

Ken Yeang is the Executive Director of T.R. Hamzah and Yeang Sdn. Bhd. He is both an architect and ecologist, known for his authentic innovative, signature eco-architecture and masterplans, that have a distinctive verdant biodiverse green aesthetic, designed based on the science of ecology, functioning beyond accreditation systems. He trained at the Architectural Association School (UK). His doctorate is from Cambridge University on ecological architecture and planning. He has authored over 12 books on green architecture. Awards include the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Malaysian Government's Merdeka Award, Architectural Society of China's Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize. He holds the Plym Distinguished Professorship at Illinois University. The Guardian newspaper names him, "one of the 50 people who could save the planet.."

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Sanjay Puri

Principal Architect, Sanjay Pu

Sanjay Puri

Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects

Sanjay strongly believes that every project should be designed contextually evolving spaces that are perceived in new ways. Each design takes cognizes of the climate and integrates sustainability in cohesive way. This ideology is reflected in the extensive work done by the firm in the 3 decades since its inception. Sanjay Puri graduated from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 1988. He worked with Architect Hafeez Contractor throughout the five years of education from 1983 to 1988 and was made an Associate of the firm in 1988 upon graduation. He continued to work there for 4 years more as a Senior Associate prior to commencing Sanjay Puri Architects in 1992.

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