Rebuild & Revive

Restoration, repair, renewal

There’s nothing more fascinating than bringing heritage buildings back to life. This category calls for entries in rehabilitation or restoration of an existing building located in India, that has been previously dismissed, underused or abandoned. The new structure can be for private use or public activities like a theatre, library, museum, etc.

Criteria and guidelines

Special criteria

  • The project has to be a rehabilitation or restoration of an existing building located in any city in India, which was previously underused or abandoned.
  • The new building should have been designed for private use or a public activity like theatre, library, museum, etc.
  • Participants must submit a maximum of 10 professionally shot photographs each of what the building was before and what the structure is now. These must be put together as a presentation in a PDF format.

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.