Designer First Awards is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers and artists from around INDIA to take part in the Designer first 2017. We will be recognizes outstanding ideas that “Redefine Architectural Design” through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the architecture and the natural world, the architecture and the community and the architecture and the city.

The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods t salve economic social and cultural problems f the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase f inhabitants, pollution, economic Division and unplanned urban sprawl.

The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community . it is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own system .

There are no restriction in regards to site, program or size .  the  objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participant to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way . what is a feature of Indian city 2100 ? what are the historical , contextual , social, urban and environmental responsibilities of this mega-structure of India ? thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic , envoirmental , envoi mental , intellectual , perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary architecture , its impact on urban planning an on the improvement of our way of life .

You need to submit 6 (Six) designs along with the rationale for the design. In 500 words you need to write elaborately about the theme and concept of the design.


12 September, 2017

Contest opens for entries

20 November, 2017, 11:59 PM IST

Regular application deadline

25 November, 2017, 11:59 PM IST

Late application deadline*



Participant category

Fee per entry (in Rupees)

Company (more than 10 people)


Company (10 people or less)


Design studio




Individual designer / Student designer


Group of  designers(Max 3 Members)


Foreigner Participant(Individual)


Entry Fees

Any edits to your entry between 21st November, 2017 to November 25th, 2017, at 11:59 PM IST will constitute a late entry and the extended deadline fee per entry must be paid by November 26, 2017, at 11:59 PM IST, or the entry will not be judged. Entries cannot be submitted after November 26, 2017, 11:59 PM EST and will not be judged, returned or refunded. There will be no exceptions to this rule. In the event of a dispute over timing of submission, the time used will be that time which is stamped on the digital submission in the online entry software. Entry fees and late fees that are not paid for in full by the final deadline will be subject to immediate disqualification. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


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