Retreat Center Design Competition – 2023

Submission: 17th August 2023
Registration: 31st July 2023
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Design


Archiol has organized this second edition of the Retreat Center design competition to understand the possibilities of healing architectural spaces.

“I do not claim to know what space is. The longer I think about it, the more mysterious it becomes. About one thing, however, I am sure: when we, as architects are concerned with space, we are contending with but a tiny part of the infinity that surrounds the earth and yet each and every building marks a unique place in that infinity.” – Peter Zumthor

This competition intends to understand spaces of the built environment and its effect on human mind and behavior. Every space has some effect on our mind depending on the quality of that space. We as human beings have an inner connection with our environment by physical, mental, emotional and spiritual means.

This competition challenges you to design architecture that fosters various levels of controlled interaction between people and space, which heals them mentally and physically.
Design a retreat center with spaces that induces positivity, design a facility for people to rejuvenate their emotional and physical states.

A retreat centre focusing on individual self-renewal through several types of retreats.

“My buildings should have an emotional core –a space which, in itself, has an emotional nice feeling.” -Peter Zumthor

This competition aims to understand the effect of the built environment on human mind.


Winners (X3): Bespoke Medal (for 1st Prize), Certificate of achievement + Publication + Interview
Honourable mentions (X3): Certificates + Publication
Shortlisted entries (X10): Certificates

>> Go to the competition’s website <<<

Date: January 25, 2023