Saturday, 17th August 2019,7:50:30pm


ARCASIA Students Architectural Design Competition 2019


The Architects’ Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) is a Council of the presidents of the National Institutes of Architects of twenty-one Asian countries that are members of ARCASIA. Every alternate year, ARCASIA FORUM is hosted by one of the member countries of ARCASIA. The Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) will host ARCASIA FORUM 20 in November, 2019 with the theme “Architecture in a Changing Landscapes”.

ARCASIA Board has decided to organize a design competition among the individual students of ARCASIA member countries in this FORUM. This ARCASIA Students’ Architectural Design Competition 2019 is organized by the host Institute under the aegis of the ARCASIA Committee for Architectural Education (ACAE).


The objective of the ARCASIA Student Competition is to provide an arena for students from ARCASIA member countries to participate in ARCASIA activities. It is an opportunity for students from different cultures to exchange and share idea on particular design issue that is raised by ARCASIA every year.

Competition Theme

“A Place for Resolution”. We live in a time of many “conflicts”. These conflicts are of varied natures. Some are social, cultural, and religious; some are spatial, territorial; some are environmental and so on.

The student is to identify such a conflict and to design a “Project” that attempts to find a “Resolution”. One should venture beyond the ordinary boundaries of Architecture- not only be aware of one’s surroundings and events but also attempt to seek answers. The project should show us how “an Architect” can bring about a “Resolution” in a “Conflict”, and demonstrate the architect’s role as a thinker, a reformer, an activist, and a visionary. To set a uniform range over scale of the project being designed, students are advised to limit maximum number of users to 500 for the project.


One Gold Award : USD 500 and Certificate

One Silver Award : USD 200 and Certificate

Three Bronze Awards : Each with USD 100 and Certificate

All shortlisted entries will be showcased at ARCASIA FORUM 20. The winners will be offered local hospitality for 2 nights by the ARCASIA FORUM 20 Hosts whereas the airfare will be the responsibility of their respective member institutes.


15 July 2019 : Competition announced to Universities/Institutions/Colleges

31 July 2019 : Closing date of submission of One(1) A1-sized layout (594mm x 841mm) in landscape format to PAM

28 July 2019 : Announcement of Three(3) selected projects

31 August 2019 : Submission of 3 finalists from PAM to Organizer (Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB))

4 November 2019 : Announcement of Competition Result, Prize distribution and Exhibition at the ARCASIA Forum 20 in Bangladesh

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Housing 4.0

Launching Ceremony of HOUSING 4.0

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The Gyproc Multi Comfort Student Contest

The Multi Comfort Student Contest is a worldwide competition for students of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Design, etc. Each year, Saint-Gobain is selecting a country with an architectural challenge to address sustainable design, energy efficiency and Multi Comfort. Students from different universities all around the world are bringing up their best ideas. These contest supported by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM).

Timeline (National Stage, Malaysia)

14 March 2019 - Registration Open
10 April 2019 - Closing Date of Submission
18 April 2019 - Presentation by 10 shortlisted students to Panel of Jury
19 April 2019 - Announcement of 2 selected students to represent Malaysia
for the International Stage
25 April 2019 - Presentation of award to students to represent Malaysia

Timeline (International Stage - Milan, Itali)

5 - 8 June 2019 - Presentation among international contestants in Milan, Itali
* all expenses will be covered by Saint-Gobain for international stage

Click the link below for the poster and guidelines

For more details, please visit competition website.