arch8 studio Design Competition, 2020 Contest, Architectural Prize

arch8 studio Design Competition 2020

17 Nov 2020


“Architecture is really about well being. I think that people want to feel good in a space…. On the one hand it’s about shelter, it’s also about pleasure.”

– Zaha Hadid

Being designers and architects, we are well aware of the equipment and stationary we require and the challenge of keeping them in place. The different types of pens and highlighters, rulers, dividers, portfolios, sheet holders, laptops and what not.

And well, the truth is, organising things is one of the most difficult tasks for an architect/designer.

And this is what the challenge is all about.

arch8 studio competition 2020

arch8 studio Competition


Design a studio for an architect/designer to work in.

Make the space as creative as possible. Use the volume provided efficiently.

Some basic things an architect/designer require:

  1. Drafting table and tools
  2. Laptop table and accessories
  3. Storage for stationary
  4. Storage for sheets and portfolio

PRO TIP: Architects/designers need spaces and things to relax a bit too.

Architects/designers sit to work, they work for 6-7 hours straight. So the place should be made possible to accommodate for such long intervals.

Area provided: Area of space: 2m*3m

Height: 3m

(NOTE: It’s not a room)

Make whatever you like. Add as many possible spaces as you like.

It’s time to design your own studio.


1 A2 (landscape) composed with (at least):

1 plan

1 section

1 view

Design explanation ( not more than 150 words)

Sheet code mentioned in top right corner

Submission must not include your Name, School or Organization which gives away your identity.

All dimensions should be imperial or in metric units.

NOTE: This is an individual competition.


Space utilisation

Activities accommodated within the provided volume

Sheet presentation skills



Registration deadline: 30th November 2020

Submission deadline: 5th December 2020

Result announcement: 10th December 2020

Registration is free.


Submit in .jpeg format of file size not more than 5mb.

Submit your entry at: [email protected]

Subject of the mail: Your UCI (XXXXX)

Name of the file uploaded: Your UCI (XXXXX)


Winner: Acknowledgement on our website and social media + publication of the participant’s

interview on website + 40% discount on your next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

1st Runner-up: Acknowledgement on our website + 30% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

2nd Runner-up: Acknowledgement on our website + 20% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

10 Honorable mentions: Acknowledgement on our website + 10% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

Participation certificate for all the participants.


  1. What is the nature of the competition?

‘STUDIO’ is an open idea design competition challenge which is open for students

professionals & for any individual with a creative mind.

  1. Who can participate in the competition?

Architecture students, Architects, Interior Designer, Civil engineers & anyone with creativity

can participate in the competition.

  1. How many members can be a part of a team?

This is an individual competition.

  1. How will a team get its Unique Identification Code?

The Unique Identification Code ( UIC ) will be mailed on your registered e-mail address within

24 hrs after completing the registration process.

  1. What is the use of Unique Identification Code?

All the participants are requested to use their UIC at the top right corner of your submission as it is your identity for the competition related processes.

  1. Does the 150 word limit include legends & one-liners in the sheet?

No, the 150 word limit is for the proposal explanation only and it does not include the legends & one-liners on the sheet.

All information is available online on the website :

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