Designers- the inventors of objects and makers of spaces- have offices which are especially known for their informal and collaborative nature. Here, ideas can come from the most unusual inspirations and interactions. For these creative thinkers, the office can be a place to spend entire days, and often nights, brainstorming an idea, stimulating thought, and making abstract concepts come to life. 

It is then no longer just a work space, but a sanctum; a temple for the mind. 


This competition invites 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. 

(*Designers is used as a broad term and refers to professionals like architects  & interior designers)

The competition also proposes 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 is proposed to be built from used shipping containers as the key building material

Participants are welcome to modify the containers as per their creative freedom in terms of sizes

This competition is open for all the Students, Architects, Interior Designers, Teachers & Firms from all over the world.

Get detailed competition brief & 2D file of the site by clicking on the Download button below.

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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 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 will be published on archdais website and social media handles.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ subject until 25th March 2021. 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

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

31st May 2021

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


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

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