STAR STUDENT AWARDS

20 CATEGORIES

60 AWARDS


15 AUG - 25 DEC

FOR UG & PG STUDENTS, & RECENT GRADUATES IN INDIA

ARCHITECTURE & ALLIED COURSES


SUBMIT ANY DESIGN!

All of us have that one design which screams to us to be shared and celebrated! It could be the over scrutinised thesis, the maddening research, the teacher driven (or not) project from studio, the deadline challenging project from a design competition, or a design scribbled just to calm our nerves on an anxious afternoon!


Design Whack brings to you the perfect launching pad to the pool of infinite opportunities. Take your best designs, select the appropriate categories and participate in India's first Student Awards in architecture!

We have all seen Awards for Architects which celebrate their designs in different categories. Similarly, select the category, send us your best work and face your compatriots from all across the nation. We will recognise the King of the Kings for their excellence in academic projects which usually remain uncelebrated!


What are you waiting for? You don't need your teacher's approval. You don't need to work from scratch to be recognised. Scroll down and participate!

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Do you have a brilliant Thesis, Research, Studio Design, Competition Design, self-defined Design or any Design for that matter? Then these Awards are for you!
ELIGIBILITY

Current students of Bachelor of Architecture, current students of allied Postgraduation courses (Interior Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, Architectural Design, Urban Design, Conservation, Planning, Project Management, Sustainability, Housing etc), and graduates and postgraduates of 2016 or later are eligible to participate.


CATEGORY A is applicable for current students of Bachelor of Architecture and graduates of 2016 or later.


CATEGORY B is applicable for allied Postgraduation courses and postgraduates of 2016 or later.


CATEGORY C is applicable for both students of Bachelor of Architecture and allied Postgraduation courses, and graduates and postgraduates of 2016 or later. 

CATEGORY A

For current undergraduation students and undergraduates of 2016 or later.

 

01 | Commercial
This category shall recognise the optimized response and design innovation towards commercial buildings like Offices, Shopping Malls, Retails, etc.

 

02 | Cultural
This category shall recognise the innovation in defining a language to respond to the cultural needs of the society including Museum, Gallery, Hall, Theatre, Pavilion, Religious & Memorial Buildings.

 

03 | Hospitality
This category will recognize the architectural innovations in the fields of hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, tourism centres and wellness centres.

 

04 | Housing
This category will recognize the efficiency to respond to the mass housing challenges of now and future.

 

05 | Institutional
This category will recognize the ideas and innovations in designing institutional buildings and complexes like schools, educational/ non-educational centres, and healthcare facilities.

 

06 | Landscape
This category will recognize design innovations in the outdoor spaces in landscape design and response to ecological and geographical issues.

 

07 | Mixed Use
This category will recognize new directions in designing complexes or mono-units combining more than one of the other categories.

 

08 | Pop-Up or Temporary
This category will recognize the excellence in designing temporary structures like exhibitions, pavilions and installations.

 

09 | Public Building
This category will recognize architectural design innovation in the design of public buildings like complexes for social, political, religious, cultural complexes for the government or private sectors that caters to the common public.

 

10 | Public Space
This category will recognize directions in a larger realm of public participation in designing a public space which contributes to the society.

 

11 | Residential
This category will recognize the response to the idea of sustainable and comfortable living in a single unit dwelling.

 

12 | Sports and Recreation
This category will recognize the innovations in designing sports and recreation facilities like stadium complexes, sports centres and gymnasiums.

 

CATEGORY B

For current postgraduation students and postgraduates of 2016 or later.

 

01 | Architectural Design
This category shall recognise the attempts to redefine and innovate architectural spaces.

 

02 | Conservation
This category shall recognise the brilliance in response to retrofit, renovation, adaptive reuse and preservation of existing buildings.

 

03 | Landscape Architecture
This category shall recognise ecological, sociological, economic, geographical and sustainable approach towards landscape design of outdoor spaces.

 

04 | Urban Design
This category shall recognise designs that reinvent the way of looking at the urban public realm through a holistic approach of design interventions.

 

CATEGORY C

For current undergraduation and postgraduation students, and graduates and postgraduates of 2016 or later.

 

 01 | Documentation
This category shall recognise innovative and methodical documentations of architectural and public spaces.

 

02 | Parametric & BIM
This category shall recognise the application of newer technologies in architectural design innovations including parametric, computation and BIM.

 

03 | Research
This category shall recognise research projects in finding newer directions in the field of architecture.

 

04 | Sustainability
This category shall recognise innovative sustainable solutions for built environments from a holistic approach.

 

2018
TO SUBMISSION DEADLINE
EVALUATION CRITERIA
The entries shall be evaluated based on the following criteria :
  1. Translation and physical manifestation of the idea
  2. Built form and spatiality
  3. Contextual coherence
  4. Aesthetics and originality
  5. Argumentation and Representation
  6. Clarity and comprehensibility of the design
FEE & DATES

30 NOV 2018 - 2359 IST
                 Early Bird Registration Ends - 500 INR Fee

15 DEC 2018 - 2359 IST
                  Standard Registration Ends - 750 INR Fee

25 DEC 2018 - 1800 IST

                  Late Registration Ends - 1000 INR Fee

25 DEC 2018 - 2359 IST

                   Submission Deadline

DELIVERABLES

For all Categories all Project Types except Research in Category C -


4 (max) x A3 sheets + Summary Text (max 300 words) 


A maximum of 4 A3 sheets (150 ppi) in jpeg format in horizontal orientation is to be submitted explaining the entire project. The sheets should include one cover image that best explains the essence of the project. The files should be named as "[Category Code]_[Project Type Code]_[Participant's Code]_[Sheet number].jpg".  Each sheet shall bear the Participation Code within 25mmx10mm on the right bottom corner of the sheet. Descriptive texts may be used on the A3 sheets but limited to 200 words combining all the sheets in total.


One A4 Word file summarising the project in a maximum of 300 words. The file should be named as "[Category Code]_[Project Type Code]_[Participant's Code].doc". For example, if Category is A, Project Type is 01 | Commercial and Participant's Code is 999, the name of the Word file shall be "A_01_999".


The Participant's Code will be generated within 48 hours of participation registration and full payment. 


Only for 03 | Research in Category C -


Report Text (max 5000 words)


One A4 Word file with a word limit of 5000 words in vertical orientation is to be submitted. Images can be used, with each image taken as an equivalent to 250 words. The file should be named as "[Category Code]_[Project Type Code]_[Participant's Code].doc". For example, if Participant's Code is 999, the name of the Word file shall be "C_03_999".


The Participant's Code will be generated within 48 hours of participation registration and full payment. 

MISCELLANEOUS
All entries for all Categories are to be submitted through the Submit Entry page by the deadline of 2359 hours, 25th December.

Submissions should not bear any kind of identification marks relating to the name of the participant or the institution. Violation will lead to immediate disqualification.  Plagiarism of any kind will not be entertained and will lead to immediate disqualification.

Jury panel shall be announced on completion of submission.