Design for the future

Setting precedents for the times to come

The award will acknowledge a built work that is an all-encompassing paradigm of architecture and design.

Criteria and guidelines

Special criteria

  • Professionals should send a detailed concept note in 300 words or less. It must describe the materials and production techniques used in making the project unique.
  • It should showcase sustainability, social consciousness, use of local materials and a vision for human betterment by means of design.
  • Apart from submissions, this category is open to nominations also.

Entry rules & regulations:

  • Participants must upload their entries on the microsite in PDF, JPEG or PNG format only. It is an online submission.
  • Entries can also be submitted by email at Entries submitted over email must include the following details: designer name, firm name, contact details, company website, category and sub-category, project description (in 300 words or less) and project location.
  • Submissions must include sketches, plans, elevations, any other before and after images of the space with professionally shot pictures (interiors and exteriors).
  • The number of pages in the PDF/Images should not exceed 10. The total file size should not be greater than 50 MB.
  • The project should be described as per the guideline questions in a document in 300 words or less. All information on the project must be addressed through ONE sheet of the PDF only.
  • The project must be absolutely complete and based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
  • The project should not be more than 5 years old (not older than 2017).
  • Projects that have won or been nominated in previous KBDAs are not eligible to re enter.