Competitions

Current Competitions

Future Materials Pavilion

22 Feb 2022 - 15 Aug 2022

Introduction Along with being a rich network of culture and heritage, India is the world’s largest democracy and the fastest developing country in the 21st century. Its cities are dense landscapes of structures, with a majority of upcoming constructions largely relying on one primary building material:concrete. Contrary to the predominant use of concrete in recent constructions, the traditional rural landscape of India’s architecture is a diverse exploration of materials a...Learn more.

Past Competitions

The Cafe Interiors

20 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022

About the Competition  For this competition, we invited interior designs which look at the café as a place filled with unique possibilities to forge social and cultural connections. We invited participants to send us their take on the design of the café interior, set in the site of their choice. Focusing on evoking an interesting and lively social experience, this competition allowed participants to explore their own design of whata ‘café’ could be. We...Learn more.

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The Housing Puzzle

04 Jan 2022 - 04 Jan 2022

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 a...Learn more.

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The Dharavi Project

15 Jun 2021 - 15 Nov 2021

// Abstract The aim of the competition was to develop a place making project that will act as a Centre for change and community empowerment, in the heart of Dharavi, that will be wholly and truly owned by the people there. This will be a project that has the potential to become an umbrella institution for initiating change in Dharavi from within.  The programme had been developed in three parts and includes a range of activities that will help bring changes in a holistic manner...Learn more.

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The House 2.0

21 Mar 2021 - 20 Aug 2021

In this competition, we invited participants to design and submit their idea of ‘House’ design, in context of any site they select. The post pandemic era, the house has become a multidimensional space for housing not only the body, but also the undulating contours of emotions and feelings. This competition has encouraged participants to rethink the basic functionally of the house. We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissi...Learn more.

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The Container Studio

01 Jan 2021 - 15 Jun 2021

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...Learn more.

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Mars Calling

01 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021

In this Art Competition, we welcomed participants to imagine taking a walk on mars. We asked participants to sketch and illustrate walking through a future Martian Street, where movement through habitats and social spaces was explored. The aim of the competition was to evoke the experience and feel of walking through a Martian settlement. We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘Mars Callin...Learn more.

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The Sacred Space

15 Jul 2020 - 15 Dec 2020

The challenge for the participants was to design a Place of Faith that acts as a sanctuary for the secular world. The physical manifestation of this was open to interpretation. The program was supposed to be developed by the participants. In simplistic terms, the aim was imagining a space that is Sacrosanct. The people who will come here will remain true to their own religion, continue to draw from its power, and engage in peaceable dialogue with one another and with members of the wor...Learn more.

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The House: Interiors

01 Mar 2020 - 15 Sep 2020

The competition aimed to know the participants’ idea of the interior home design, in the context of any site that they select. It encourages participants to bring to life the basic functionality of the house, and explore their own notions of what a ‘home' is. We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘The House: Interiors – Crafting Home through Spaces. We received an overwhelmi...Learn more.

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Fashion meets Architecture

01 Dec 2019 - 15 Jul 2020

The competition aimed to create a school of fashion designing that inherently comprises of an interactive public front, opening up possibilities of an exchange between designers and the people. To be able to forge connections with the ethos of the location (Lakecomo - Italy), the school of fashion is imagined, not as an introverted institute, but in a constant dialogue with genesis of fashion itself; that is, the life and culture of people. We are proud to announce the winners and honourable ...Learn more.

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The Lunchbox

15 Jul 2019 - 10 Jan 2020

The Main motive of this competition was to design for this generation of entrepreneurs and their aspirations, a small scale collaborative startup business office for young entrepreneurs in Information & Technology - Sector. We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘THE LUNCHBOX - rethinking office spaces in Indian’.  We received an overwhelming response of around 1107+ re...Learn more.

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The House

04 May 2019 - 14 Aug 2019

The aim of the competition was to understand individuals idea of the house design, in the context of the location they select. It encouraged participants to rethink the basic functionality of the house and explore their own notions of what a 'home' is. We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘The House - Crafting Home through Spaces’.  We received an overwhelmin...Learn more.

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Sculpting the Pioneers of Architecture

17 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

Introduction Sculpting the pioneers of Architecture is an International Design competition that gives one the opportunity to reflect on the design philosophy of the chosen Architect. Globally acclaimed architects with variety in style and cultural background have been selected to give broader perspective to this competition. It is a tribute, a token of appreciation to … Download the brief to know more.  ...Learn more.

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The Taj Amity Pavilion

30 Jun 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Background Mumbai, considered rightfully the city of dreams, has a landscape that boasts of people from all walks of life, and architectural styles that transcend several eras. Today, Mumbai is a melting pot of lifestyles. It soaks everything in its fabric and makes it its own. As a result, it has become the hub of tourist activity with a variety of landmarks, heritage buildings and a vital street life. Apart from being an attractive destination point for tourists, the precinct has a stron...Learn more.

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