death in between

Open Call: Architectural Idea Competition “Death In-Between”

Submission: October 15, 2021
Registration: October 15, 2021
Language: English, Bangla
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


This competition asks designers to re-think and re-imagine Death. Designers are asked to design based on their conceived ideas about death– either material or immaterial – merging considerable programmatic innovation and valuable design tools. The proposal can be a tool, furniture, an indoor design project, a pavilion, a building, a renovation, a landscape, or an urban plan. The scale of intervention, programs, and site are up to participants.


DEATH In-Between
Throughout history, people have been expressing their thoughts on death in many, many ways. Marking the lives and deaths of important figures, rulers, and heroes have been the driving force behind many wonderful and influential structures, from memorials and mausoleums all the way back to the ancient pyramids in Egypt. In fact, many ideas, discussions, and philosophies surrounding death have been the origin of many great works of art. Some of the quotes express both the physical and metaphysical nature of DEATH.

“Dying is a wild night and a new road.”
Emily Dickinson

“Death is the dropping of the flower so that the fruit may swell.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”
Benjamin Franklin

Judging Criteria

The judging will be based on but not limited to:
– Creative Approach
– Innovation and uniqueness in Idea
– Spatial and architectural interest of the proposal.
– Connection between the concept and the proposed project.
– New exploration, alternative input that breaks with preconceived schemes in the traditional design process.


Jury Awards
-50,000 BDT

1st Runner UP
-25,000 BDT

2nd Runner UP
-15,000 BDT

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

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

People’s Choice Award
-10,000 BDT

Shortlisted entries will be shared on our social media pages (Facebook & Instagram). Entries with the highest number of reactions in total from all media will be given this award.


-This competition is open for both students and professionals.
-Individual or Team (Maximum 03 participants) Registration.
-A participant can submit multiple entries but each submission must be registered separately.
-Students and professionals from any discipline are eligible to participate. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.


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