Submission: 14th January 2024 Registration: 10th January 2024 Location: Concept Language: English Prizes: View Website Type: Open

We are embarking on the design competition of an olfactory garden, a unique sensorial experience that focuses on stimulating and engaging the sense of smell. 

The garden will be a carefully curated space where visitors can explore and appreciate a diverse range of fragrances in a harmonious natural setting. The primary objective of the project is to create an immersive environment that celebrates the olfactory sense, providing visitors with a memorable and enchanting experience.


  1. Conceptual Design: Develop a visual concept that illustrates the layout, pathways, and key features of the olfactory garden. This should include the arrangement of plants, seating areas, and any additional structures or installations.
  2. Plant Selection: Identify a curated collection of plant species that will contribute to a diverse fragrance palette. Consider factors such as seasonal variations, compatibility, and maintenance requirements.
  3. Material and Structural Recommendations: Propose suitable materials for pathways, seating areas, and any other built elements within the garden. Ensure that these materials align with the overall aesthetic vision and environmental sustainability goals.
  4. Interpretive Elements: Design and recommend interpretive signage, audio guides, or interactive displays that will enhance the educational aspect of the garden. These should provide information about the plants, scents, and other relevant topics.
  5. Drawings: Plans, sections, elevations, axonometric views, rendered views (based on your design req.).


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)

Submission Requirements:

  • Design sheets (2 -5) – jpeg. / jpg. format.  (45X45cm – individual sheet)
  • Design description with a title (Min. 300 words) – docx. / docs. Format

*Do not ask any queries on submit@archiol.com, email all your queries to contact@archiol.org


Registration deadline:  4th January 2024


  • AR01:  October 1st – October 20th
  • AR02: October 21st – October 30th
  • AR03: October 31st – November 10th


  • SR01: November 11th – November 25th 
  • SR02: November 26th – December 10th
  • SR03: December 11th – December 25th


  • December 26th – January 4th

Submission Starts:  20th December 2023

Submission Ends: 14th January 2024

Result Announcement: 11th April 2024



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.



Visit our website: www.archiol.org

Competition: https://www.archiol.org/competitions/olfactory-garden-2023