In this competition we invited participants to design a *designers’ work studio which can break the conventional model for small office spaces, and create a space that fosters innovation, collaboration and productivity. 

The competition also proposed the studio to be envisioned in a distinctive material character and texture. The brief emphasizes, and is conscious of the need to adapt and reuse building material wherever possible. Hence, rather than constructing something anew, the entire project was proposed to be built from used shipping containers as the key building material. 

We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘The Container Studio; a sustainable den for designers’. We received a staggering  response from 680+ Teams and roughly 1675+ Participants who joined this design competition from all over the world.

All the participants have shown impressive level of creativity and extraordinary skills. All the Top 50 submissions are up for viewing on the website and published on various media platforms.

Winners Download Brief Download Certificate

Awards & Certifications

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

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

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    1st Prize

    INR 50000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 30000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 20000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

Winners and honourable mentions are published on archdais website and will be published soon on our 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’ as a subject. We highly recommend you 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

01st Jan - 20th Feb 2021

Indian National: INR 1200
Foreign National: USD 30

Standard Registration

21st Feb - 20th Mar 2021

Indian National: INR 1800
Foreign National: USD 45

Late Registration

21st Mar - 01st Apr 2021

Indian National: INR 2400
Foreign National: USD 60

Submissions Close

10th Apr 2021

Announcement of Winners

15th Jun 2021

Registration for the competition are closed.

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



Share your submission via mail on



Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Ken Yeang

Ken Yeang

Principal Architect (Hamzah & Yeang, Malaysia)

Chitra Vishwanath

Chitra Vishwanath

Principal Architect (Biome, India)

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

Principal Architect (CRG Architects, China)

Media Partners

Architecture plus design
Young Bird Plan
Design Detail

Past Competitions

Browse through all the past competitions and see how the participants have
performed in these competitions.

Sculpting the Pioneers of Architecture

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

Future Materials Pavilion

15 Aug 2022 - 15 Aug 2022

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