Flexible Retreat

Submission: December 31, 2022
Registration: December 31, 2022
Language: English
Location: Global
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


“Flexible Retreat” is a two stage architectural Competition organized by ArchTwist Ltd in association with Suvastu Properties Ltd. In the first stage, participants are asked to submit creative design concepts for a modular building system within the framework of Bangladesh’s tourism industry. The submitted entries will go through an extensive jury evaluation process where winners will be selected based on judging criteria.

In the second stage, the winning entries will go through a co-operative and iterative process with industry professionals and craftsmen to build at least one of the winning entries in a specified site. The designers will be incorporated in every step of the building process and be an integral part of the design team.

The competition aims to re-invent Modular Design in the context of Bangladesh and explore its opportunities in the tourism Sector. The design should culminate in a people centric approach and evolves through an iterative process.

It has been calculated that up to 40% of all newly delivered items are lost during on site building construction. The foundation of off-site fabrication and manufacture is an integrated system, which streamlines the product supply chain, aids architects and builders in managing the quantity of materials required, and enables efficient reuse of any excess resources. Off-site assembly also holds out the possibility of reuse and disassembly. A greener end product is produced by integrating sustainable resources holistically.

The competition also aims to add socio-economic aspects into the existing body of knowledge in the context of a developing country like Bangladesh. The design approach is to not think of it just as a building but as a system. The participants are asked to develop an innovative system of modular construction bearing in mind the cost effectiveness and circularity of the whole system.


Campus Registration (Until 01 December, 2022): 1,500 BDT | 20 USD
Early Bird Registration: 2,000 BDT | 25 USD
Standard Registration: 2,500 BDT | 35 USD
Last Minute Registration: 3,000 BDT | 50 USD

BDT amount is applicable for Bangladeshi Participants. USD amount is applicable for participants outside Bangladesh.


Winner -50,000 BDT -Proceed to 2nd Stage -Certificate -Publication

1st Runner UP -25,000 BDT -Proceed to 2nd Stage -Certificate -Publication

2nd Runner UP -15,000 BDT -Proceed to 2nd Stage -Certificate -Publication

Gold Mention Number of Entries: (Based on juror’s recommendation) -Certificate -Publication

Honorable Mention Number of Entries: (Based on juror’s recommendation) -Certificate -Publication



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