Redefining the left-over spaces from our cities

Urbanscape’ is the manifestation of the built environment of cities. It not only refers to the configuration of built forms but also the elements that define interstitial spaces. It represents physical built environment of our city. However, what we see today is the progression of ever-increasing skyscrapers that mark the skyscape of a city, overpowering smaller elements. This plays a major role in defining urban landscape.

Through the theme, ‘Urbanscape’, we seek to explore urban furniture designs that not only enriches the built environment but also improves the quality of such interstitial spaces. Furthermore, the design should suit and enhance the beauty of an urban setup.

It should be a forward-thinking product with the intent to create a useful, functional and sustainable product. We expect original, creative and innovative ideas to furnish such interstitial spaces without ignoring the existing problems.

Additionally, the design of the urban furniture should adhere to the following points.:

  • It should give a new definition to the existing interstitial spaces.
  • The overall size of the furniture should not be more than 8’ x 4’ x 4’ (disassembled in case of an assembly of multiple items).
  • It should follow modularity to make replicability of the furniture easier.
  • It should be functional and serviceable.
  • It should correspond to the urban context for which the furniture is being designed.
  • It should be comprehensive and not limited to the preference of a particular age group.
  • Innovation, in terms of material exploration, use of technology and fabrication methodology, will be the key criteria for the basis of judgment.




1st Prize

Reward of 1500$, trophy + certificate. Open for both categories (student and professional)

1st Runner up

1000$ cash prize and publication for the 1st Runner up. + trophy + certificates

2nd Runner up

 2 Reward of 500$, each +  trophy + certificates to 2nd Runner up

10 Honorable mentions

10 x Scroll of honor and publication in our Bi-annual Digest


All medal holders, and winners will get an elaborate section of publishing in the Bi-annual Digest and on our partner websites

Exhibition of Entries

All shortlisted entries will be featured on our website, exhibited in Boun Exhibit and will get a participation certificate.


Registrations ends: 5th Feb 2018


Submission ends: 20th Feb 2018


Result Declaration: 03rd April 2018



The following four obligatory items need to be submitted in all entries, failing which the entry may be disqualified or rejected:

  • A maximum 6 DIN – A3 presentation boards in digital format (JPEG or PDF) Questionnaire as attached in the competition brief.
  • Cover image of size 1024 × 410 px or larger in aspect ratio 2.5:1 should be included in the folder.
  • Individual images and graphics used in the sheet or any additional images (for publication purpose and not for the judging of entries)
  • Participants are encouraged to submit additional materials such as videos, prototype images and textual material by e-mail. However, submission of such material is not obligatory, nor shall their submission/non-submission influence the evaluation process. This data will be used for web publications. Email: boun@uni.xyz
  • Participants need to mention their Registration no. as the file name, according to given guidelines, failing which entries will be automatically rejected by the server. Ensure that the final sheets which are submitted do not include your name or any other mark of identification.

The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at uni.xyz 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 .


  • The competition is open to people of all nationalities and professions (including students).
  • The competition/events/exhibitions are open to people from the age group 18–45 years till the last date of registration. Anyone who does not meet the age requirement may still participate in the competition if he or she is part of a team whose leader or at least one member is between 18 to 45 years of age.
  • Each participant can submit more than one project. In such a case, a separate registration would be required for each entry.
  • Group participation is permitted with a maximum of 4 people in a team. Each group should have a designated spokesperson or leader.
  • Employees of BOUN, UNIEGIS NETWORK PRIVATE LIMITED, jury members, curators, organizing panel or anyone who is in direct or close relation to them can enter the competition to showcase their designs and compete.
  • However, they are barred from receiving any prize money. Such entries, if found worthy, will be displayed on a separate panel.


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