Wednesday, 1st April 2020,2:03:32pm

ARCHITALENT 2020: Architectural Students Design Competition


The main goal of the international competition, organised by ARCHIDEX is to solicit new innovative architectural and urbanistic ideas dealing with current issues and challenges. The competition expects to generate thoughtful and provocative ideas for a densely populated city like Kuala Lumpur, which underwent rapid population growth and increasing urbanisation.

A design challenge for the competition is to propose a sustainable design solution, ranging from urban to architectural scale. The ideal proposals shall address and challenge key concepts regarding air pollution, environmental sustainability, and technical challenges.



The built environment and its architecture is on the cusp of another modern age. The fourth modern revolution, will see the development coming in accordance with all the more digitally created enterprises and projects. This will change not just the paradigm on how physical structures are outlined, constructed and kept up, yet additionally how they are therefore utilized.

What it implies as a general rule is available for interpretation along with the future capacities and capabilities. Some envision it will mean the utilization of next generation materials and innovations to create smarter buildings.

Others imagine that it will come to mean of automated machine of creation, with negligible human information. Be that as it may, what is ordinarily concurred is that it speaks to the utilization of innovation to in a general sense enhance the way we outline and develop our general surroundings.

The theme is to discover an experience that’s above our expectations and a design beyond imagination. An opportunity for architecture students aiming to boost their activity to the highest level of competitiveness and innovation.

ARCHITALENT 2020 invite all architecture students to prepare for upcoming technologies and advancement in architecture, interior architecture and building material. It is the high-time for designers to consider for adopting a new wave of modern technologies, cutting-edge materials, and workforce enhancement.

Beyond a simple design competition, ARCHITALENT will continue to encourage creation, audacity and the capacity to imagine visions of anticipations of a world to come.


1 x Champion

USD1,000.00 Cash Prize with a Certificate of Award

1 x Second Place Prize

USD500.00 Cash Prize with a Certificate of Award

1 x Third Place Prize

USD200.00 Cash Prize with a Certificate of Award

1 x Special Prize for Best Presenter

USD200.00 Cash Prize with a Certificate of Award

1 x Special Prize for Audience Choice Award

USD200.00 Cash Prize with a Certificate of Award


There are 2 Stages of selection for the competition as follows:

Stage 1 – Selection of submission for design project

Stage 2 – Presentation by 17 finalists (12 locals + 5 internationals)

10 February 2020

Registration Open

20 May 2020

Closing Date Submission by 6.00pm

5 June 2020

Announcement of 17 Finalists (12 local + 5 international)

4 July 2020

Presentation by Finalists to Jury

4 July 2020

Awards Presentation Ceremony

Entrants must submit their submissions to the Competition Secretariat via (email only) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on 20 May 2020 before 6:00pm.

The 17 selected/shortlisted entries will be notified via email and required to present their submission in front of Panel of Jury on 4 July 2020, 10:00am - 1.00pm at the Plenary Theatre, Level 3 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). All expenses or logistics will be borne at their own cost and the Organizer is not responsible for any inconvenient caused.

Each 17 shortlisted finalists will be given 5 minutes presentation time.