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

The minimum site area should be 0.5 acres (2500 sqm), and the ground coverage allowance for the project is 50%.

Participants must design the space for minimum 250 visitors at a time.

The Place of Faith must have a common prayer hall for all users, Library and Learning spaces and community gathering spaces (for meals, congregations). The project must be treated as a community common, completely public in nature. Participants are encouraged to add to the programme as deemed fit with a strong reasoning. The proposed design is expected to have a mix of open and semi open spaces and other technical considerations like services, parking can be ignored.

There is no given site for the project and participants are free to choose a site deemed fit. Participants must choose site with any context that is accessible and allows the design to become a hallmark for society. The design must be integrated into the chosen site’s context.

Participants will be judged on the following criteria: Architectural Expression X Factor Completeness Representation

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

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.

A team can have up to three 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.

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.

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.

The file size should not exceed more than 10MB.

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

The participants are free to use any one of imperial or metric unit systems. (Fee/Inches will be considered)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. It is not mandatory for registration.

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 executives will guide you with the procedure.

There is no given site for project and participants are free to choose a site deemed fit. Participants must choose site with any context that is accessible and allows the design to become a hallmark for society. The design must be integrated into the choose site's context.

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

The site can be above a water body, but should be easily accessible to all the users.

The program should be developed and added by the participants themselves. The space should be Sacred without being religious. The brief is open for interpretation.

There is no limit for maximum site area, but minimum area required is 2500 Sq.m

Living spaces for visitors (National and International) can be added to the program, but it's not a mandate. Participants are free to add the program with proper justification.

The project should not be designed for any specific religion or deity. It's a place where people can come together irrespective of their religion. It should be a place of faith for the secular world.

Fees & Timeline (All the deadlines are 11:59pm IST) 1. Early Registrations (15th July - 05th Sept , 2020) - Indian Nationals: INR 1500 - Foreign Nationals: USD 45 2. Standard Registrations (06th Sept - 05th Oct , 2020) - Indian Nationals: INR 2000 - Foreign Nationals: USD 60 3. Late Registrations (06th Oct - 20th Oct , 2020) - Indian Nationals: INR 2500 - Foreign Nationals: USD 75

The brief of the competition is to imagine a place of faith for the secular world, a place that allows the users to have the same experience as that of a sacred space. Participants must imagine a space for all with no boundaries, a space with no aspiration of pleasing any one community, a space for humanity.

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.

Participants are encouraged to imagine a typology of space for people of all faiths coming together under a single roof. This place of faith will not be exclusive to any religion and will be a sanctuary for everyone.

The site should be real and should be chosen in a place where the participant thinks the project will have maximum impact.

Participants are free to explore any design that they think represents their idea the best.

Please submit any further questions you might have regarding the competition to, competition@archdais.com