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Street-a-float Competition 2021

1 Mar 2021

Street-a-float Design Competition in 2021

STREET-A-FLOAT architecture contest from ARCH8

Global Warming is a term almost everyone is familiar with. It is one of the biggest issues we are dealing with. In the upcoming years, global warming can affect us in many treacherous ways.

The first and foremost effect is polar ice caps melting. As the temperature increases, the ice at the North Pole will melt. Once the ice melts, the first effect will be a rise in sea levels because the melting glaciers become oceans. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center “if the ice melted today the seas would rise about 230 feet”. It affects many low-lying areas such as the Netherlands.

Street-a-float Design Competition 2021

On one hand, we are planning on making life possible on Mars. But we still must think about how our livelihood is going to be in the next few centuries. We must think about how we are going to deal with the rise in sea levels across the globe along with the increase in temperature of Earth. We must think about how we are going to adapt to that environment and how all this will change our day-to-day chores.

So in this competition, we provide you a scenario of Earth of 2400. More than half of the land is covered with water. People have adapted to living on the water. They travel with boats, live in houses standing over stilts. All this has become the new normal.

Street-a-float Design Competition


Design a street market floating on water. Keeping the scale of the market small:

1. Design the market for 10-15 shops.
2. Assume the depth of the water, on which the market is to be designed, is 4m.
3. People will come to purchase stuff on boats.
4. Security of goods must be one of the major priorities.
5. The market will be prone to sea waves.


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

● Design explanation (not more than 150 words).
● A plan
● A section
● A view
● Sheet code mentioned in the top right corner
● Submission must not include your Name, School, or Organization that gives away your identity.
● All dimensions should be imperial or in metric units.


● Originality
● Innovation
● Problem Resolving skills
● Presentation


Indian National Foreign National
Early-bird Registration
350 INR 7 USD
Standard Registration
420 INR 10 USD
Late Registration
540 INR 15 USD

NOTE: A team can have up to 3 members
The amount is non-refundable.


Registration deadline: 15th April 2021
Submission deadline: 25th April 2021
Result announcement: 30th April 2021

The following dates can be a subject of modification, if necessary.


Submit in .jpeg format of file size not more than 5Mb.
Submit your entry at: [email protected]
The subject of the mail: Your UCI (XXXXX)
Name of the file uploaded: Your UCI (XXXXX)


Total cash prize worth 15,000 INR.

Winner: Cash prize of INR 7500 + Acknowledgement on our website and social media + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 40% discount on your next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

1st Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 4500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 30% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

2nd Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 3000 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on 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?
‘STREET-A-FLOAT’ is an open idea design competition challenge that is open for students, professionals & any individual with a creative mind.

2. Who can participate in the competition?
Architecture students, Architects, Interior Designer, Civil engineers & anyone with creativity can participate in the competition.

3. How many members can be a part of a team?
A team can have a maximum of 3 members. You can also participate individually.

4. Will every participant get a certificate of participation?
Yes, each registered participant will receive an e-certificate.

5. What should be done in case a payment mode is not available in a particular country?
In such a case, we request the participants to write about the issue at [email protected]
to get other payment options. We will send all possible payment methods.

6. How will a team get its Unique Identification Code?
The Unique Identification Code ( UIC ) will be mailed to your registered e-mail address within 24 hrs after completing the registration process. There is only one UIC code for all the team members of a team.

7. What is the use of a 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.

8. What to do if a participant does not receive the UIC after making payment?
In such cases, the participants are asked to mail their payment receipt [email protected].

9. 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.

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