WeCinema – Reinvigorating the connection of people to cinema halls

Submission: December 14, 2021
Registration: December 13, 2021
Language: English
Location: International
Prizes: $2400
Type: Open


The challenge is to design a new type of cinema hall to give all of its viewers a private screening experience. In the era of the pandemic, online media proved to be a boon to the isolated and quarantined populace. At the same time, the desire for public encounters increased exponentially and this could be a start to re-establishing the cinema hall today.

Watching a movie in a cinema hall has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment for a long time. Viewing exclusive media content in an enclosed venue, on a huge screen surrounded by movie enthusiasts from different regions…the destination offers an experience like no other.

As digitization came about, the availability of the internet and gadgets has created a new variant of content consumption through online streaming. It serves the purpose of a cinema hall but more than that, provides an air of privacy, unlike cinema halls.

The availability of content on personal devices has increased extensively and pushed people’s preferences to view media at their own leisure. While the interface between the viewer and media is still a screen, the customized experience has made online streaming a preferred media outlet.

Design Objectives

The following objectives can be a point of beginning to conceive this design. Participants can assume the context of a metro city of the future and its residents as users before initiating their design process.

Futuristic/Visionary: The design must represent what the cinema space would look like a decade into the future.

Representative/Derivative: The design must take into account that it is foremost a space for Cinema.

Pragmatic/Rooted: The design must take present trends into account and suitably extrapolate.

Scalable: The design should be scalable and applicable to multiple sites.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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