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 world secular population. Participants were supposed to choose a site where they expected maximum impact from the project.
This competition was about making a space for that - a space for all, a space with no boundaries, a space with no aspiration of pleasing any one community, a space with no prejudices, a space of equality, a space for humanity, a space that could also be a place.
We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘The Sacred Space: imagining a Place of Faith for the secular world’. We received an overwhelming response from 860+ Teams and roughly 2100+ Participants who joined this movement from all over the world. All the participants have shown a magnificent level of creativity and extraordinary approaches in designing. All the Top 50 submissions are up for viewing on the website and published on various media platforms.