ACA’s 4th International Design Competition 2016

ACA’s 4th International Design Competition 2016
Submit by: 11.8.16
Competition Website

The International Design Competition is an initiative to reach out to the context much beyond the one that one belongs. The objective of the competition is to provide a platform for discussion among view-points that may be poles apart, seek commonalities, discover and respect differences, and strengthen a unique position of being local as well as global among students’ communities across the Globe. This we believe will facilitate desired values, sensitivity, ideation, innovation and creativity in conceptualizing Architecture.

This year we are presenting ‘the Architecture of Boundaries’ as the Competition theme for Design Expressions. The bank of Architectural Expressions thus generated would be reviewed, judged and evaluated by a panel of eminent jurors for the new knowledge it brings to the platform of the Competition. The select entries will be documented and shared with the participating students as well as with the global fraternity on the website and in form of a document that gets published at the end of the competition.


  1. Site: Participants shall intervene on a site in the urban/rural and geographical context of their choice.
  2. Design Intervention: The intervention admeasuring NOT more than 10,000 Sq. Meters will be proposed on the chosen site. No restriction on height is specified as long as the proposal responds to the context. The participants may choose to build upon an empty land or rebuild an existing old structure or even resort to an adaptive reuse of existing spaces and elements. Design Interventions and spaces could be BUILT ARCHITECTURE or LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS.


The Competition is open to all Bonafide Students from All Years of their Undergraduate Architecture course belonging to the same School/ College/ Department in their University/ Institute recognized by their respective State/ Country Board of Education or Architecture Schools Associations. No Inter-Collegiate Participation shall be allowed.

Participating Teams shall comprise of a maximum of 5 students and a minimum of 1 student.

*(VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants should NOT reveal their Identity or College name by any means in their Presentations. Participants will be identified by their UNIQUE IDC Code)

More information on submissions, format, and prizes here.