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Skyscrapers for the future Mega-cities



As our cities grow denser, tall buildings are not a luxury any more but a necessity today. With rampant growth of technology, and the density we have to mitigate with - the overlaps between dynamic nature of spaces is now gaining more and more evident form. For instance restaurants which works as a co-working space in the morning, and a club by the night - our lives are full of such examples where the nature of spaces are bending/blending every day. Hybrid Futures ‘19 is an open ideas competition that explores such programmatic ramifications in a much futuristic timeline and high density scenarios.





The fundamental aspects of work in the coming decades - with a more faster transit technologies, this challenge engages with a skyscraper that serves as both - A workplace (Private & Public) and A fly hub (Public & Private). With decreasing popularity of surface commute (Cars) with slower / unpleasant / space consuming qualities, and lowering costs of air travel with less restrictions, both these typologies are expected to soar in future. Design challenge: How will your idea of a tall building that houses these two evident typologies of today give birth to a more hybrid future?

*Additional Materials will be provided to the registered participants only.




1500 USD

Trophy + Medal + Certificates

(Open for Student & Professionals)

Runner - Up

750 USD

Medal + Certificate in each category

(Open for Student & Professionals)

People's Choice

500 USD

Trophy + Medal + Certificate

(1 x Students and 1 x Professionals)

Honorable Mention

200 USD

Medal + Certificate

(2 x Student and 2 x Professionals)

Institutional Excellence


Trophy + Certificate + Medal

(For per Institutional Participation)


All medal holders, and winners will get an opportunity of an elaborate section of publishing in the UNI 2019 design book, and on our partner websites.


Exhibition of Entries

Shortlisted entries will be featured on our website and will be awarded an e-certificate.


Standard Registration: March 31, 2019

30$ Students, 50$ Professionals, 120$ Institutional Participation


Late Registration: April 30, 2019

40$ Students, 70$ Professionals, 160$ Institutional Participation


Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019


Public Voting begins: May 16, 2019


Public Voting ends: June 24, 2019


Result Announcement: June 25, 2019


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You have to deliver an architectural outcome on the following site, based on the given issue outlines. The idea can begin at an issue or a program or the history.


  • A maximum 4 nos. – 1880 x 2880px sheet in portrait digital format (JPEG)
  • Answer 6 mandatory questions and 2 self-formulated questions in the discussion section as given on the next page.
  • Sheets must have a conceptual site plan, Exploded view, Concept Section, 3D Views x 4. About 70% of the surface area of each sheet should be images.
  • Cover image of size 2000 x 1000 px or larger in aspect ratio 2 : 1.
  • Elevations, Diagrams, Views, Concept images, sketches (if any) can be added to support the entry.
  • Use exploded views to discuss multi-leveled conceptual models better.
  • Ensure that the final sheets which are submitted do not include your name or any other mark of identification.
  • To learn about the best practices of submission refer to this pdf here.
  • Plagiarism of any idea/form/design/image will be disqualified with a notice.

The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .


  1. The competition is open to all students and professionals (Worldwide).
  2. Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  3. This competition is open for both students and professionals.
  4. Team size is maximum of 4 members per team.
  5. All disciplines are eligible.
  6. Team: Teams with all student participants (with valid id’s required) will be categorized under student teams.
  7. Teams with even one professional participant will be categorized under professional team.


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