Sensory Museum 2024

Submission: 10th July 2024 Registration: 30th June 2024 Location: Concept Language: English Prizes: View website Type: Open


Welcome to the third edition of the Sensory Museum Design Competition, meticulously organized by Archiol Competitions. In our ever-evolving world, the impact of architecture on our experiences and perceptions has never held such profound significance. The Sensory Museum 2024 Architecture Design Competition invites creative visionaries from across the globe to embark on a remarkable journey, exploring the profound influence of architectural design on human psychology. This competition challenges participants to envision a museum that transcends the conventional role of artefact repository, instead becoming a transformative odyssey for the soul, all achieved through the ingenious use of sensory architecture.

Amidst a world characterized by relentless technological advancements and unyielding urbanization, this competition serves as a call to action, urging participants to push the boundaries of conventional architectural design. We extend an invitation for you to craft an environment that does more than engage the senses; it awakens emotions and gracefully guides visitors towards a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between architecture and the human psyche.

The Archiol’s Sensory Museum 2024 Architecture Design Competition is an opportunity to embark on a creative journey that defies the confines of traditional museum design. We eagerly await the submission of innovative, thought-provoking, and sensory-rich architectural concepts that redefine the very essence of the connection between architecture and the human psyche. In your creative endeavours, you possess the power to contribute to a more profound understanding of how sensory architecture influences human psychology. Join us in this exploration and celebration of architectural innovation.


The primary objective of the Sensory Museum Design Competition is to inspire architects, designers, and creative thinkers to go beyond conventional museum design and create spaces that are, in themselves, artworks that captivate and transform the visitor. This competition challenges entrants to craft an experiential narrative that harnesses the power of sensory architecture to provoke introspection, evoke emotions, and facilitate self-discovery.

The museum should not be a passive institution but a dynamic platform that stimulates visitors’ senses, fostering a heightened awareness of their surroundings, emotions, and inner selves. It should be a place where visitors can connect with the built environment in a way that leaves a lasting impact on their lives. Our aim is for this competition to serve as a catalyst for reimagining the relationship between architecture, human perception, and personal growth.

Join us in this exciting journey to redefine the concept of a museum and to explore the uncharted territory of sensory architecture. We look forward to witnessing the innovative, boundary-pushing designs that will emerge from this competition and the potential they hold for shaping the future of architectural design and human experiences.


The Sensory Museum Design Competition challenges participants to create a building program that seamlessly integrates architectural elements with sensory experiences. Entrants are encouraged to consider a diverse range of spaces, including exhibition galleries, immersive installations, interactive zones, contemplative areas, and any other innovative features that enhance the sensory journey within the museum. The building program should be designed to accommodate various forms of artistic expression, such as visual arts, auditory experiences, olfactory stimulations, and tactile engagements, all while fostering a harmonious flow and connectivity within the museum.


In the spirit of promoting creativity and adaptability, participants are given the flexibility to choose their site for the Sensory Museum. Whether located in an urban setting, a natural environment, or a historic location, entrants should carefully justify their site selection and demonstrate how it complements the overarching theme of the competition. Site considerations should encompass the cultural, historical, and environmental context to enrich the sensory experiences offered by the museum.


In designing the Sensory Museum, flexibility is paramount. Participants are encouraged to think beyond traditional architectural constraints and experiment with innovative, adaptable design solutions. The museum should be able to evolve and adapt to changing exhibits, seasons, and visitor preferences. Flexibility should be embedded in the architectural elements, spatial configurations, and exhibition structures, allowing for seamless adjustments as needed.


Sustainability is a core principle in the Sensory Museum Design Competition. Participants are expected to integrate sustainable design practices and materials into their museum concepts. Considerations should include energy efficiency, resource conservation, waste reduction, and the promotion of a healthy indoor environment. The sustainable design should reflect a commitment to the responsible stewardship of the environment, further enhancing the sensory experience by connecting visitors with nature and ecological awareness.


  • 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
  • Advance Registration Deadline: 31st January 2024
  • Standard Registration Deadline: 31st May 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline: 30th June 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 10th July 2024
  • Evaluation Period: (Internal jury) – 20th July 2024 – 30th July 2024; 

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

  • Winners Announcement: 15th September 2024



  • JAN 01 – JAN 31: $20


  • SR 1 – FEB 01 – FEB 29: $23
  • SR 2 – MAR 01 – MAR 31: $25
  • SR 3 – APR 01 –  APR 30: $27 
  • SR 4 – MAY 01 – MAY 31: $29


  • JUN 24 – 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.


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 that encompasses multiple aspects of sensory experiences.