Into the Rabbit Hole 2024

Submission: 25th July 2024 Registration: 30th June 2024 Location: Concept Language: English Prizes: View website Type: Open


Welcome to the 3rd Edition of “Into the Rabbit Hole,” an architecture design competition that promises to be an exhilarating journey into the realms of creativity and innovation. Hosted by Archiol Competitions, this unique competition is an invitation to architects, designers, and visionaries from across the globe to venture beyond the boundaries of traditional architectural concepts. Our aim is to challenge your creativity, provoke your imagination, and inspire you to envision spaces that can serve as sanctuaries for the healing of the human mind.

In an age where the world grapples with the pressing issue of mental illness, architects and designers are presented with a profound opportunity and responsibility. “Into the Rabbit Hole” dares you to transcend the conventional, to break free from the constraints of the ordinary, and to craft architectural solutions that directly impact the well-being of individuals. It’s a call to action to address the urgent needs of our time and make a difference through innovative design.

Throughout this competition, we encourage participants to explore uncharted territories, to embrace the unconventional, and to dream big. Your designs should not merely be structures, but powerful instruments that can soothe, heal, and inspire. We believe that architecture has the potential to be a force for positive change, and with “Into the Rabbit Hole,” we’re inviting you to be the change-makers.

Join us in this extraordinary journey, where your imagination knows no bounds, and where you have the opportunity to reshape the way we think about architecture and its profound impact on our mental health. Together, let’s dive deep into the “Rabbit Hole” of possibilities and create spaces that can transform lives.


The primary objective of this competition is to explore the limitless potential of imagination in architecture, emphasizing the creation of spaces that promote mental healing and well-being. The competition encourages participants to break free from the constraints of traditional design and conceive a world that can soothe and rejuvenate stressed individuals. In essence, participants are asked to design an “underland” – a subterranean space of their own creation that harnesses geometry and volume to provide solace and healing.


The design should focus on the creation of an innovative “underland” that emphasizes tranquility, mental healing, and well-being.


Embrace creative freedom and think beyond conventions. There are no restrictions on architectural style or form. Participants are encouraged to explore unique, unconventional, and avant-garde design ideas that cater to the healing and well-being of occupants.


  • Conceptual Framework: Describe the overarching design concept and how it addresses mental health and healing.
  • Spatial Design: Explain the spatial organization, volumes, and key architectural elements that contribute to the well-being of occupants.
  • Material Selection
  • User Experience: Present an understanding of how occupants will experience the space and how it contributes to their mental healing.


  • Top 3: Certificate + Interview + Publication + score card with inputs
  • Honourable mention: Certificate + Publication.
  • Shortlisted: Certificate.


  • Competition Announcement: 1st January 2024
  • Registration Opens: 1st January 2024
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 5th February 2024
  • Standard Registration Deadline: 5th June 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline: 30th June 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 25th July 2024
  • Evaluation Period: (Internal jury) – 25th July 2024 – 30th July 2024; 

    (External jury) – 31st July 2024 – 15th August 2024

  • Winners Announcement: 25th September 2024



  • JAN 02 – FEB 05 – $20


  • SR 1: FEB 06 – MAR 05 – $23
  • SR 2: MAR 06   – APR 05 – $25
  • SR 3: APR 06 –  MAY 05 – $27
  • SR 4: MAY 06 – JUN 05 –$ 29


  • JUN 06 – JUN 30 –$38


  • Architecture Students group 
    • min. 5 participants from the same institution: 10% off on regular & late registration fee.
    • min. 15 participants from the same institution: 20% off on regular & registration fee.

    • 10% off on standard & late registration fee.


Participants are required to submit the following materials:

  • Design sheets (2 -5) jpeg. / jpg. Format. (dimension: 30cm x 30cm,  file size: 25mb)
  • Design description with a title (Min. 300 words) – docx. / docs. Format


We collaborate with leading architects, designers, and academicians of international repute to participate as jury members in our competitions.


  • Creativity and Innovation 
  • Mental Healing and Well-being 
  • Geometry and Volume Utilization 
  • Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility 
  • Aesthetic Appeal


The competition is open to architects, designers, artists, and creative thinkers from around the world. Participants can enter as individuals or in teams (max. 4 members in one team). Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged, as the competition encourages a holistic approach to design.