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Best Thesis Award 2024

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As the academic year draws to a close, the architecture community eagerly anticipates the unveiling of the most innovative and groundbreaking architectural theses of 2024. The “Best Thesis Awards 2024” aims to recognize exceptional talent and celebrate the culmination of years of dedication and hard work by final-year architecture students.



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Premise

As the academic year draws to a close, the architecture community eagerly anticipates the unveiling of the most innovative and groundbreaking architectural theses of 2024. The “Best Thesis Awards 2024” aims to recognize exceptional talent and celebrate the culmination of years of dedication and hard work by final-year architecture students.

Objective

The primary objective of the “Best Thesis Awards 2024” is to honor outstanding architectural theses that demonstrate creativity, innovation, and a deep understanding of architectural principles. By showcasing these exemplary projects, we aim to inspire future generations of architects and foster a culture of innovation and excellence within the architectural community.

Constraints

Students eligible to participate in the competition must be in their final year of studies, scheduled to graduate in 2024, or have graduated in the year 2023. Theses submitted can be of any scale and scope, ranging from small-scale residential projects to large-scale urban interventions. The competition welcomes submissions from across the globe, encouraging diversity and inclusivity within the architectural discourse.

Categories

  1. Hospitality

    • Recognizing the best thesis projects that focus on innovative design solutions for hospitality spaces, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, and cafes.
  2. Sustainability

    • Highlighting thesis projects that prioritize sustainable design principles, incorporating environmentally friendly materials, energy-efficient systems, and strategies for resilience and adaptation to climate change.
  3. Institutional/Commercial

    • Acknowledging thesis projects that address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with institutional and commercial architecture, including educational institutions, corporate offices, and retail spaces.
  4. Miscellaneous

    • Celebrating thesis projects that defy categorization, exploring unconventional ideas and pushing the boundaries of traditional architectural practice.

These will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished architects and industry experts, with one overall winner and four honourable mentions (as Runners’ Up) awarded across the four categories. Winners will receive recognition, exposure, and the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience of peers, professionals, and potential employers.

Join us in celebrating the future of architecture and the visionary minds shaping our built environment. Submit your thesis today and leave your mark on the architectural landscape of tomorrow!

Submission Requirements

  1. 2 x A1 Sheets explaining the value proposition or the design (each PDF with at least 150dpi – Max. 20 MB)
  2. An optional 1-2 min Video explaining your design/concept (content in the video has been left to the participant’s consideration)
  3. Participate in teams of 1-3 Individuals (Multiple Registrations Allowed using different Email IDs and Phone Numbers)
  4. The final PDF must be named ‘team-<team number>.pdf‘ (for example, team-1234.pdf if your team code is ‘1234’) and should be uploaded on Google Drive/Dropbox/OneDrive or any similar online file handler with ‘Public Access‘ setting as ‘Enabled’ 
  5. The final video must be named ‘team-<team number> | Seek Fanatic Competition #thesisaward2024 and uploaded as an ‘Unlisted‘ video on YouTube (Choose ‘Mark as not made for kids‘ while uploading)
  6. The content in sheets should be free of any plagiarism (except collages and human cutouts in renders) 
  7. Submitted content must not include any information which exposes details of the participant or the region the participant resides in
  8. Seek Fanatic logo must be postfixed to the video for 3 seconds with black background  (Download logo: go.seekfanatic.com/logo)
  9. Registration must be done on seekfanatic.com only – using the contact information of the team representative.
  10. Team Number is the same as your Order Number (4-digit code) after payment of registration fees.

Note: Failing in compliance with any of the above requirements will lead to disqualification of the respected team from the competition, with a notification email to the registered email id of the team leader.

Schedule & Fees

  • Early Registration Ends: May 25th, 2024, 23:59 GMT ($30 USD)
  • Standard Registration Ends: June 10th, 2024, 23:59 GMT ($45 USD)
  • Late Registration Ends: June 25th, 2024, 23:59 GMT ($60 USD)
  • Submissions End: June 25th, 2024, 23:59 GMT
  • Results Announced: July 25th, 2024

Prizes & Grants

    • Winner x 1 = $1000 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post
    • Runners Up x 4 = $250 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post
    • Participation Certificates for all teams