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Contest details \\ Architecture Design

Judging Criteria


  • Climate, Energy & Water
    Demonstrates optimization of the usage of energy and other resources in order to reduce load, increase efficiency and utilise renewable energy sources.
  • Building Material & Ecological Environment
    Demonstrates the use of eco-friendly materials and construction techniques aimed at reducing environmental pollution. These will help prevent negative health effects and create safer working environments.
  • Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ)
    The IEQ of a building has a great impact on its occupants’ health, comfort and productivity.
    A sustainable building will maximise the use of natural lighting and ventilation as much as the building typology and other site specific conditions allow.
  • Green Innovation Practice
    The design should include, where appropriate, both passive design strategies (usually low-tech) as well as active systems (usually high-tech) and incorporate eco-friendly materials and systems that require less maintenance, less resources, fewer chemicals and are cost effective throughout the lifespan of a building.


  • Colour Harmony
    How participants create a harmonious colour palette and balance between the selected colours.
  • Colour Coordination
    How colours are made to work together in highlighting the design elements.
  • Colour Innovation
    Creative use of colours to produce a prominent design that stands out.


  • Functionality
    Designs to be appropriate for their intended use and have a positive impact that benefits the community as a whole.
  • Space Planning
    Appropriate design and planning of individual spaces as suited to their specific needs with an emphasis on anthropometric and ergonomics principles.
  • Redefinition Of Space
    Design ideas to be innovative, creative and beneficial to the users and the public at large.
  • Contextual Appropriateness
    Innovative designs to create hope for a better world and also become the ideal model for other areas to follow.


  • Your oral presentation should be properly structured to convey your design concept/message to the judges.
  • Your write-up (with a maximum of 1,000 words) will be the first component on the presentation board to be reviewed by the judges. It needs to answer the following:
  • Your Design Process

    • What is your futureproof design concept aiming to solve and how does it benefit the communities and societies around it?
    • How would you envision the ecological, sociological, and technological aspects that may contribute to the wellbeing of humanity?
    • What is your design’s impact on the environment based on its concept, materials, maintenance, energy usage, and water and waste management?
    • In your opinion, what is the one key component that must exist in future-proof designs?

    Your Research Process

    • What was your research method like?
    • Who was your main source of information during research?
    • What questions did you consider during research?
    • Was the research method you used sound?
    • What did you learn from your research findings?
  • Your content must be well organised and appropriately elaborated, with a succinct explanation for the audience’s understanding.
  • You may present it in table form.
  • Your design concept statement should consist of a maximum of 1000 words.
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