Tiny Forest | Design Competition

Submission: 14th August 2023,
Registration: 31st July 2023,
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


Archiol Competition has organized this first edition of the Landscape design competition to understand the importance of forest for people living in cities and towns.

“Our forests offer much more than just beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Each one has a different story to tell.”
Raveena Tandon


Human health is inevitably linked to forest health; time spent in forests has been shown to have a positive benefit on conditions including mental health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory concerns Forest are very important for the climate, as forests are the largest storehouses of carbon after the oceans, they can help protect people and nature from the consequences of global warming. Nature makes people healthy and happy, but unfortunately, we have encroached green space in our increasingly urbanised living environment. By planting a Tiny Forest, you can help bring nature back into our busy urban life.

“As an architect, you design for the present, with an a

wareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” Norman Foster



This competition aims to question the future of our planet and an attempt to shift the focus from urban jungle to the real jungle that can help maintain the balance on our planet earth. 


Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.”– Jim Hodges

Design :

Design a tiny forest in the urban jungle. Please read the pointers mentioned below to understand the design requirements:

  • Identify suitable sites in urban locations, where nature is most needed. 
  • Design a forest landscape on the selected urban location. (Plans / sections – with reasoning)
  • Determine the Size of the System by Choosing the Right Canopy Trees

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Martin Luther King Jr.



  • 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. – 30x30cm boards
  • Design description with a title (Min. 300 words) – Docx. / Docs. Format


Registration deadline:  31st July 2023


  • AR1: APR 3 – APR 10 
  • AR2: APR 11 – APR 20 
  • AR3: APR 21 – APR30


  • SR1: MAY 01 – MAY 15 
  • SR2: MAY 16 – MAY 31 
  • SR3: JUN 01 – JUN 15 
  • SR4: JUN 16 – JUN 26 


  • LR1: JUN 27 – JUN 30
  • LR2: JUL 01 – JUL 15
  • LR2: JUL 16 – JUL 31

Submission Starts:  25th June 2023

Submission Ends: 14th August 2023

Result Announcement: 26th September 2023 



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


Tiny Forest Design – https://www.archiol.org/competitions/tiny-forest-2023


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