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An Annual Awards Instituted by ARCASIA for exemplary Architectural Projects in the ARCASIA REGION

ARCASIA in its endeavors to raise the standard of the built environment throughout Asia in general and in its Member countries in particular, has instituted the ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE (AAA) in order to encourage and recognize exemplary works done by ARCHIRECTS working in Asia. The first three in a two-year cycle of Awards were given every two years beginning 1992 during the ASIAN CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTS (ACA) organized by ARCASIA. The fourth Award was given in 1998 during the ACA-7 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. From 1999 the Awards are being adjudged during the year in which ARCASIA Forum held and conferred in the year in which ARCASIA holds its congress. In 2012, mandate was given to the President of ARCASIA 2013-2014 to restructure the AAA from 2 years to 1-year cycle, and the judging and conferment of Awards will be within the same year as the Forum or ACA.

An independent Panel of Jury Member consisting of leading architects of Asia, nominated by the ARCASIA Council, shall assess and determine the winners, and the Council shall announce the AWARDS.

The aim of the ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURES (AAA) is to acknowledge exemplary architectural work and in doing so encourage the sustenance of the Asian spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment and enhancement of the awareness of the role of architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.

The ARCASIA Award also intends to demonstrate that good architecture is a major component of the positive influence on the human environment, and that physical development in Asia need not be in disharmony with the cultural values, national identity or the natural environment of developing countries in Asia.

The Award will be given in the following categories:


3.1.1  Category A-1
Single, Individual Units

3.1.2  Category A-2
Multi-stories Units, Apartments, Flats, Mass Housing, Low Income


3.2.1  Category B-1
Office Buildings and Shopping Centers

3.2.2  Category B-2
Resorts, Leisure Buildings, Hotels, etc.

3.2.3  Category B-3
Institutional and Religious Buildings, Schools, Hospitals, Health Care, Facilities, Community Centers, etc.

3.2.4  Category B-4 
Sports Complexes, Stadium, Airports, etc.


Facilities and Warehouses.


Restoration, Adaptive Re-use, Projects which conserve or restore the Architectural Heritage of Asian countries.


Responsible Architecture relating to:

  • Accessibility and Universal Design
  • Climatic and Environmental Change
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Post-construction
  • Planning with the local community to re-regenerate and to revitalizing the community
  • through cultural heritage
  • Sustainable Low Cost Regeneration of existing Social Housing and Community


Sustainable Architecture relating to preserving biodiversity and ecosystems; increasing productivity by using less resources; beautifying the context; enhancing air and water quality; promoting better health and wellness; reducing stress on the infrastructure; conserving natural resources; maximizing economic potential; saving costs; reducing waste; contributing to green industry and provide better lives for all.

4.1 The following are eligible to participate:

- Architects who are Members of the 21 ARCASIA Member Institutes listed above for projects within or outside the ARCASIA Member Countries; or
- Architects who are not Members of the 21 ARCASIA Member Institutes listed above but are registered with the registration boards/bodies of the ARCASIA Member Countries for projects within or outside the ARCASIA Member Countries; or
- Architects who are non-resident of the ARCASIA Member Countries but are registered with their registration boards/bodies in their Country of origin for projects within the ARCASIA Member Countries.

Individual Members can submit their entries directly in digital format, using prescribed forms (A,B,1,2,3), for the ARCASIA AWARDS through designated web portal .

4.2 All entries will be accepted by the Awards Committee for adjudication by the ARCASIA Awards Jury; Provided that; the facility was completed and fully in operation for at least 02 years before the date on which the ARCASIA AWARDS will be conferred; and, Provided further that; Members of the Jury, their business partners or former business partner/s or staff members within a period of 3 years, or members of their immediate families shall not be eligible for submissions or for the AWARDS, and, Provided further that, no project may receive more than one ARCASIA AWARD.

Entries selected by the Jury will be awarded a GOLD MEDAL as the ARCASIA AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE in each category for the year of the Award. The Jury shall however reserve the right not to grant an AWARD in any or all the categories, if it so decides.

In the assessment of the projects or facilities, the Jury will take regional differences into consideration, paying particular attention to the socio-cultural, environmental location and to the resultant standard of the facility. Projects submitted should be sound both conceptually and technologically within the context of Asia. User response to them should be positive and the project should not only be relevant but also a source of inspiration, at least in the country of its location and preferably in the Asian region.

In order to assess the entries, the following materials will be required:
7.1    Form A: (A1 or A2 or A3 or A4) Declaration of submission by applicant
7.2    Form B : General declaration by applicant
7.3    Form 1: Project description and details
7.4    Form 2: Documentation drawings
7.5    Form 3: Photographic documentation with explanatory texts

Language of the AWARDS: The working language of the AWARDS and all correspondence concerning
the AWARDS and all related explanatory texts, labels, captions, completion of Forms etc. i.e. all written
matter submitted by the entrants to the AWARDS will be in English.

All material submitted shall become the property of ARCASIA, and if desired by ARCASIA, may be displayed or published at the discretion of ARCASIA. Therefore, Architects making the entry submissions should have legal rights and copyrights to all the material submitted and shall deem to have transferred these rights to ARCASIA with the submission of the entries.

Each applicant can submit all the required materials of one or more projects directly to the designated web portal. Each submission must have required credentials from the respective instituties submitted by using official form. The submissions should comply with the Scope of the Award and the Right to Participate stated above. Declaration Forms prepared by Arcasia shall be submitted for each project separately.

President, ARCASIA
An eminent Non-Architect personality from the host country
Eminent Architect from ARCASIA Zone – A
Eminent Architects from ARCASIA Zone – C
An eminent Architect from any region other than the ARCASIA Region

April 5, 2019 : Award Announcement
May 1, 2019 : Submission Opens
May 31, 2019 : Submission Closes (12:00pm BD Time, GMT+6:00)
July 31, 2019 : Notification of short list
November 4, 2019 : Award Ceremony

BDT 4,250 per entry (Approx. USD 50). Please click here for payment instructions.

Please use the following payment methods to pay for the application:
2. Mastercard
3. bKash

- Credit cards need to have 3D Secure or OTP verification enabled
- More payment methods will be added soon.

AAA19 ARCASIA Awards Entry Fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable, whether you get shortlisted/selected or not.

For any AAA19 related queries please email 

Never before in the history of humanity has one witnessed such unprecedented speed and nature of change in every facet of human life as happening today. From the technological to the political, from climate to migration, and from cities to regions, unprecedented change and transformation, and at a remarkable rate, mark our epoch. Architects are negotiating everyday with increasingly volatile contexts of shifting economic, physical, technological and geo-political landscapes. In order to address many facets of these undeniable phenomena, the theme, Architecture in a Changing Landscape, is expected to evoke thoughts, innovations and ideas appropriate for the present and future state of architecture.

  • Technology
  • Society
  • Environment
  • Economy
  • Education

The abstract should contain
at least 350 but must not exceed 500 words,
5 key words,
the title of the paper,
name(s) of author(s),
affiliations including email addresses, 
corresponding author

The full paper, if accepted for publication should not exceed 3000 words (including everything)
All submitted papers will be blind-reviewed. Instructions for final papers will be sent along with notification of acceptance of abstracts. Accepted papers of registered participants will be published digitally as proceedings of the seminar.

April 15, 2019 : Call for abstracts
May 22, 2019 : Last date of abstract submission
  (Deadline has been extended from 15 May 2019 to 22 May 2019)
June 7, 2019 : Notification of abstract acceptance
July 7, 2019 : Last date of full paper submission
September 1, 2019 : Reviewers’ comments sent to Authors
October 7, 2019 : Submission of full paper

The abstracts and papers should be submitted online via this conference website.

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 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.

“A Place for Resolution”

We live in a time of many “conflicts”. These conflicts are of many natures. Some are social, cultural, 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 Architec- ture- 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.

Any current full-time student studying in an undergraduate Architecture program accredited/ recognized by respective member institute of ARCASIA.

Individual or team submissions are accepted. No limitation on number of team members. However, Students are only allowed for one submission either on an individual or team basis.

One file containing one A1-sized layout (594mm x 841mm) in landscape format, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Location Plan/ Site Plan/ Block Plan/ Building Plans at appropriate scale;
  • Minimum one cross-section and/or elevations at appropriate scale;
  • Diagram/ Sketches highlighting the design ideas and features;
  • Photomontages, Perspectives, and or other illustrations that can illustrate the ideas and design
  • concepts; carrying the title “A Place for Resolution”;
  • Animation is not accepted.
  • Design Statement of 500 words maximum (font size: 12) in .doc format to explain the overall proposal with propos- al title.
  • Duly completed and signed Entry Form in .pdf format.

Students shall submit the designs to their respective NIAs in print and electronic format with high resolution (PDF/JPG) for the purpose of further exhibition and publication. Then three official entries shall be selected by NIA to represent the countries. The electronic files of the entries shall be submitted to the Convener, ARCASIA Students Design Competition at

No identification marks shall appear on the graphic layouts and the Design Statement. The participant(s) shall keep his/ her/their entry confidential and take necessary steps to ensure it is not disclosed to any third parties throughout the competition until the public announcement of results.

Intellectual Property Rights belong to the author(s), but upon submitting an entry to the category, the participant declares, warrants, agrees and undertakes that the submission (Intellectual Property Rights inclusive) would be used for promotion/ publication of the event.

April 01, 2019 : Competition announced
July 31, 2019 : Submission of design to the respective member institutes of ARCASIA
August 31, 2019 : Submission of up to three finalists from each member Institute to IAB
November 04, 2019 : Announcement of Competition Result, Prize distribution and Exhibition at the ARCASIA Forum 20 in Bangladesh


The selected entries sent from all the NIAs of ARCASIA will be judged in accordance with the broad assessment guidelines by the Jurors. The decision of the Jury Panel shall be final and binding on all parties concerned and decisions cannot be appealed against. Participants do not have the right to request for access to the Jurors’ comments or records on the adjudication.

Chairman, ACAE – Head Juror
Representative from ACAE [to be announced later]
Representative from ACAE [to be announced later]
Representative from ACAE [to be announced later]
Competition Convener

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.

The organizer is entitled to display or exhibit on any date and in any venue the entries or any part thereof, and publish including the report of the category events together with any selected entries.

All entries shall be in English.