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Green Lifestyle


The Committee of this competition is composed of members of the Students’ Jamboree Committee, the 17th Asian Congress of Architects.


This is a design ideas competition that invites students in the field of Architecture to contribute ideas and concepts that respond to the theme “Green Lifestyle”. Each country is facing their own sustainability concerns and students are encouraged to identify, at the same time resolve, these issues by using architectural designs.


Students are free to select a site to come up with design ideas, built or portable or a prototype, which would encourage users to participate in a green and sustainable lifestyle. Students are encouraged to think along lines of cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, low carbon footprint, zero carbon emission and implementable means that may work with one need found in your particular region of Asia, or one which might even be effective when adapted in many different situations.



21st March 2016 – 20th May 2016

Submission of design to the respective National Architectural Institutions (NIA)

20th May 2016

Deadline for Submission to the respective National Architectural Institutions (NIA)

17th June 2016

Selection and announcement by the respective National Architectural Institutions (NIA)

End of July 2016

Announcement of final 5 best designs

29th September 2016

Announcement of Competition Result

The Jury Panel

  • Chairman ACAE (Head Juror)
  • ARCASIA, Zone A-Member (Vice Chairman),
  • ARCASIA, Zone B-Member (Vice Chairman)
  • ARCASIA, Zone C-Member (Vice Chairman)
  • Convener ARCASIA Students Design Competition


Any current full-time student studying Architecture or related courses accredited/ recognized by the respective National Architectural Institutions (NIA) of ARCASIA member countries.


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


  1. One file containing one A1-sized layout (594mm x 841mm) in landscape format, including (but not limited to) the following:
  1. Location Plan/ Site Plan/ Block Plan/ Building Plans at appropriate scale;
  2. Minimum one cross-section and or elevations at appropriate scale;
  3. Diagram/ Sketches highlighting the design ideas and features;
  4. Photomontages, Perspectives, and or other illustrations that can illustrate the ideas and design concepts;
  5. Animation is not accepted.
  1. Design Statement of 500 words maximum (font size: 12) in .doc format to explain the overall proposal, with proposal title.
  2. Duly completed and signed Entry Form in .pdf format


The selected entries will be judged in accordance with the broad assessment guidelines (see below) 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.

  1. How the identification of sites or green issues can reflect the special context of their country;
  2. How the proposed design can enlighten the understanding of green or sustainable lifestyles.


  • One Gold Award: HKD5,000 and Trophy
  • One Silver Award : HKD2,000 and Trophy
  • Three Bronze Awards : Each with HKD1,000 and Trophy
  • All shortlisted entries will be showcased at The 17th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA17) in Hong Kong in 2016.


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.


For enquiries, please contact Ms Carman WONG and Ms Jocelyn KWOK of Event Secretariat by email at aca17hk@creativegp.com (enquiry only).