terra x terra

Terra x Terra: Pavilion Design Workshop + Competition

Submission: July 20, 2021
Registration: July 19, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The challenge here is to design an architecture pavilion that speaks for a more sustainable built habitat of the future using contextual technologies. The design problem is to create a proposition of a Pavilion on an existing terrace. The pavilion is intended to be a social Interactive space / Breakout / Rejuvenating space. This can fit multiple typologies like an office tower or a university. The design’s aim is to create shading against heat radiations from the sun.

Scale: The scale of the pavilion should be ample to seat 20-25 people, with a provision to install a snack bar/service pantry in 8 to 10 sqm.
Material:  Any locally sourced material that is eco-friendly for the skin. The structure can be either in terracotta, steel, bamboo or wood as per the participant’s choice.

The pavilion is an intersection of design liberty blending with architecture that gives its designer a very flexible medium to leverage 3D spaces to express their ideas. Despite the variations in scale and their temporal existence, they have an exceptional quality to be an architectural example that is understood by a massive range of audiences with ease.

The form of a pavilion is freer to adapt to its inspiration in comparison to the architecture that we see around us. It can have a lot of functions like a shelter/podium/entrance porch and many such uses. It can be permanent or temporary depending on its functional requirements.

Terra x Terra is a challenge focused on creating an architectural marvel that speaks for a more sustainable built environment for our coming generations.


The pavilion in supposed to be designed in the following volumetric constraints of 6m x 10m x 4m. The pavilion is situated on a terrace of a building with large open spaces on all 4 sides. The function is for small events and break out activities like lunch/tea breaks.


+ The competitions is open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
+ The team limit for this competition is 3 members maximum per team.

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