2021 Reverence Memorial Structure Design Competition, Architecture Contest

REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Competition 2021

25 June 2021

REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Competition


As the stealthy novel coronavirus lashed out at the world, several hands came together to fight it. Clad in PPE kits and putting their lives at risk, our very own Avengers assembled. We were protected by the conscious efforts of health workers, the police, local businesses, paramedics, pilots, the milk delivery guy, garbage collectors: the list is truly endless. The catastrophe is nowhere near an end, but our frontline workers put on a happy face and strive on.

In this upending fight, there have been several battles that have been lost along the way. The Warriors have been forced to cut off from their loved ones to protect them. Thousands of professionals and several unknown selfless workers have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, most of whom could not say goodbye to their families. Our hearts go out to these martyrs who have done everything in their power to serve humanity and our nation. Their sacrifice deserves our lifelong reverence.

REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Competition


The heroic efforts of frontline warriors in the face of tragedy need to be commemorated. We invite participants to conceptualize a memorial structure design that allows the community to unite and never forget their unstinted dedication during this crisis. The brief encourages participants to look for designs that realize that a memorial is not a static entity but a conversation weaved into the urban fabric. It holds several personal stories and should reciprocate the unending struggle yet the unbreakable spirit of the frontline warriors. The structure should serve as a lifelong reminder of these brave hearts and their selfless acts of welfare for humanity.

The competition welcomes participants to create and conceptualize new designs in the context of any site for the installation of the memorial structure. In this respect, the freedom of site selection, the selection of category (or categories) of frontline workers that the memorial commemorates, and the relationship of the built with the open space are left to the participant’s discretion. The jury holds no bias to any of these selections. The context is to be mentioned merely to allow the jury to understand its coherence.

REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Contest

Design Consideration

  • Participants are free to experiment with the form and are encouraged to play with novel materials.
  • The structure may be accessible; it may allow interaction with the community or be purely sculptural.
  • The designs shall not be confined to our suggestions; however, the only restriction is that the structure shall not exceed the cuboid of 6M X 6M X 10M in size.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conceptualization of the form and material used
  • Clarity of Design manifestation
  • Reflective aesthetics of the Structure
  • Overall presentation


  • The competition is open to all Students & Professionals of Architecture, Design, and allied fields.
  • Interested students may participate individually or as a team of two.
  • Entrants may register by filling the registration form after completing the payment through the secure gateway. The participants will then receive their unique identification code (UIC) within 24 hours on their registered email address.
  • The designs submitted must be original, and plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
  • Note: Please do not mention your credentials anywhere on the entry. This will allow us to circulate the entries to the judges anonymously.

Submission Requirements

  • Participants are to use the fixed format of ONE LANDSCAPE ORIENTED A2 SHEET for their entry (.psd template will be made available to download on our website).
  • The Unique Identification Code (UIC) received upon registration shall be mentioned on the sheet as prescribed in the template.
  • The use of presentation techniques that best explain the design is left to the participant’s discretion. Proposals may be presented as sketches, 3D visualizations, 2D drawings, physical models, etc.
  • All text must be in English, with a maximum of 200 words explaining the design context.
  • JPEG of maximum file size 15 MB of your entry must be submitted via email to: [email protected] with UIC as the email’s subject. The name of the file shall also be your UIC.
  • Only entries received by 2359 hrs, 31/08/2021 will be considered


Winner: INR 10000 Cash Prize + Certification + Publication

1st Runner-Up: INR 5000 Cash Prize + Certification + Publication

2nd Runner-Up: INR 3000 Cash Prize + Certification + Publication

10 Special Mentions: Certification + Publication

Competition Timeline

Standard Registration (1 July 2021 to 10 August 2021) – INR 350/-

Late Registration (10 August 2021 to 31 August 2021) – INR 450/-

Registration Deadline: 2200 hrs, 31 August 2021

Submission Deadline: 2359 hrs, 31 August 2021

Note: If there are five or more entries from a college, they can register together at a reduced fee. Kindly contact us at [email protected] with the subject Multiple Entries Registration.

For any further queries, please reach out to us at [email protected] or DM us on our official Instagram handle @squaroid

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