Type: Open

Submission: 1 January, 2024
Registration: 10 January, 2024
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


The “Emotions on display” architecture design competition is an innovative and multidisciplinary initiative focused on understanding the profound influence of architectural spaces on human emotions. 

The primary objective of this competition is to create museum spaces that facilitate a deep connection between visitors and their emotions. By exploring the impact of design and environmental elements on individuals’ well-being, we aim to enhance their understanding of how architectural choices can shape their emotional experiences.

The Emotions on display museum design competition offers a unique platform to investigate the profound relationship between architectural spaces and human emotions. By creating immersive and interactive museum environments, this competition aims to deepen visitors’ understanding of the impact of architectural design on their emotional well-being. Through the integration of environmental considerations, inclusivity, and sustainability, participants are challenged to design spaces that foster emotional connection, exploration, and personal growth.

Competition Guidelines:

  1. Design Concept: Participants are invited to create a museum space that serves as an immersive emotional journey. The design should incorporate elements that trigger various emotions, such as joy, awe, serenity, curiosity, excitement, reflection, and inspiration. The museum should be a platform for visitors to explore and understand the effects of architectural design on their emotional well-being.
  2. Environmental Considerations: Designers should carefully consider the environmental factors that contribute to emotional experiences. These may include lighting, color schemes, acoustics, temperature, airflow, scent, and natural elements. The aim is to create a harmonious and balanced environment that supports visitors’ emotional needs and enhances their overall well-being.
  3. Interactive Exhibits: The museum should feature interactive exhibits that allow visitors to actively engage with the architecture and experience emotional responses firsthand. These exhibits may include immersive installations, audiovisual presentations, interactive sculptures, and sensory stimulation techniques. The goal is to encourage visitors to reflect on their emotions and understand the relationship between architectural spaces and their psychological states.
  4. Accessibility and Inclusivity: Designers should prioritize creating an inclusive space that caters to individuals with diverse physical, sensory, and cognitive abilities. The museum should be accessible to people of all ages, including children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Considerations should be given to universal design principles, wayfinding systems, and multi-sensory experiences that cater to a broad range of visitors.
  5. Sustainability: Sustainable design practices should be incorporated into the museum’s architecture. Participants are encouraged to integrate energy-efficient systems, renewable materials, and strategies for minimizing the building’s environmental impact. The aim is to create a museum that not only nurtures emotional well-being but also promotes environmental stewardship.


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


Registration deadline:  31st December 2023


  • JUL 02 – JUL 19 – AR 1
  • JUL 20 – AUG 06 – AR 2
  • AUG 07   – AUG 19 – AR 3


  • AUG 20 – SEP 19 – SR 1
  • SEP 20 – OCT 19 – SR 2
  • OCT 20 –  NOV 19 – SR 3
  • NOV 20 – DEC 19 – SR 4


  • DEC 20 – DEC 31 – LR 1

Submission Starts:  20th December 2023

Submission Ends: 1st January 2024

Result Announcement: 14th March 2024 

*All deadlines are 11:59 PM  UTC  (Coordinated Universal Time)


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

Honourable mentions (X5): Certificates + Publication 

Shortlisted entries (X30): Certificates 

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


Visit our website: www.archiol.org

Click the competition banner: 

Competition Link – https://www.archiol.org/competitions/emotions-on-display-2023


Archiol – www.archiol.org


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



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Date: July 19, 2023