Submission: 14th October 2023
Registration: 4th October 2023
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open



Welcome to the Bohemian Hostel Architecture Design Competition! This competition aims to challenge architects and designers to create an innovative and inspiring architectural design for a new Bohemian-themed hostel. 

The hostel should embody the free-spirited, artistic, and unconventional spirit associated with the Bohemian lifestyle. We invite participants to showcase their creativity, while also considering practicality, sustainability, and functionality in their designs.

Competition Objectives:

  1. Design a Bohemian-themed hostel that reflects the essence of the Bohemian lifestyle, characterized by artistic expression, individuality, and a sense of community.
  2. Create an inclusive and inviting environment that encourages social interaction, cultural exchange, and collaboration among guests.
  3. Integrate sustainable design principles and practices to minimize environmental impact and promote eco-consciousness.
  4. Ensure the hostel design provides a comfortable and functional living space, offering a variety of room types and shared facilities that meet the needs of diverse travellers.
  5. Incorporate innovative and creative solutions that enhance the overall guest experience and distinguish the hostel from traditional accommodation options.

Design Requirements:

  1. Accommodation Spaces: 
  • Design a range of room types, including dormitory-style rooms, private rooms, and themed suites. 
  • Each room should be comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing, while allowing for personalization and artistic expression by guests. 
  • Explore creative ways to maximize space utilization and provide storage solutions within the rooms.
  1. Common Areas: 
  • Create communal spaces that foster social interaction, such as a common lounge, kitchen, dining area, and outdoor gathering spaces. 
  • Incorporate artistic elements, such as wall murals, sculptures, or installations, that celebrate the Bohemian lifestyle. 
  • Provide facilities for creative activities, such as art studios, music rooms, or performance spaces.
  1. Sustainable Design: 
  • Integrate sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and renewable energy sources into the design. 
  • Consider water conservation, waste management, and recycling initiatives. 
  • Incorporate natural ventilation, daylighting, and passive design strategies to minimize energy consumption.
  1. Cultural Integration: 
  • Pay homage to the local culture, heritage, and history through design elements, artwork, or architectural references. 
  • Ensure the design respects and enhances the surrounding built and natural environment. 
  • Incorporate local craftsmanship and materials to promote a sense of place.


Select a site that best suits the design theme. Site location can be in any part of the world.


  • This competition is open to all.
  • You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 4 members in a team)


Winners (X3): Certificate of achievement + Publication + Interview

Honourable mentions (X3): Certificates + Publication 

Shortlisted entries (X10): Certificates 

*All the certificates will be attested and e-format.


Registration deadline:  4th October 2024


  • AR01:  July 1st – July 20th
  • AR02: July 21st – July 30th
  • AR03: July 31st – August 10th


  • SR01: August 11th – August 25th 
  • SR02: August 26th – September 10th
  • SR03: September 11th – September 25th


  • September 26th – October 4th

Submission Starts:  26th September 2023

Submission Ends: 14th October 2023

Result Announcement: 9th December 2023


Visit our website: www.archiol.org

Competition: https://www.archiol.org/competitions/bohemian-hostel-2023


Archiol – www.archiol.org



Doubts /Queries related to the competition: contact@archiol.org


>>> Go to the organizers’ website <<<

Date: July 14, 2023