RTF ARCHITECTURE AWARDS: Inviting outstanding works in the field of Architecture, Construction and Design

Rethinking The Future Awards program aims to bring exceptional works in the field of Architecture the prestige they deserve. The objective of these awards is to raise awareness around the strategies Architects and Designers are employing to deal with the contemporary global challenges, and to bring the best of such projects into the light to inspire the next generation.

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Built Categories

Entries are invited across disciplines and scales, so whether it’s a dwelling for 1000 families or a bespoke lamp, if it’s excellent and innovative, you can submit your project and be part of global architecture community.

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Nations

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2023 offers more than 50 award categories, including concept and built categories under Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Product Design, Exhibition, and Urban Design.

40+
Built Categories

Entries are invited across disciplines and scales, so whether it’s a dwelling for 1000 families or a bespoke lamp, if it’s excellent and innovative, you can submit your project and be part of global architecture community.

200+
Nations

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2023 offers more than 50 award categories, including concept and built categories under Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Product Design, Exhibition, and Urban Design.

Previous Winners at RTF Awards

Global Architecture Awards: Participate to be part of the exclusive community of RTF Awards Winners. Get your project registered today!

Zaha Hadid Architects

BEEAH Headquarters | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Foster + Partners

DY Patil University Centre of Excellence | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Golden Bridge Twin Towers | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Perkins&Will

DC Public Library – Southwest Library | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Previous Winners at RTF Awards

RTF Architecture Awards 2024: Participate to be part of the exclusive community of RTF Awards Winners. Get your project registered today!

Zaha Hadid Architects

BEEAH Headquarters | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Foster + Partners

DY Patil University Centre of Excellence | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Golden Bridge Twin Towers | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

Perkins&Will

DC Public Library – Southwest Library | Previous Winner in RTF Awards

What Jury say about the RTF Architecture Awards

RTF Architecture Awards include prestigious firms from around the world. Entries are carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars and esteemed professionals, who devote great care and attention to details while voting each entry.

"The extraordinary range of projects from across the globe was a privilege to experience as a juror. From material explorations to sustainable strategies at various building scales, the breath of built projects was refreshing."

- Jennifer Siegal

Founder / Principal, Office of Mobile Design (OMD)
Los Angeles County, California, United States

"As a jury member for the Rethinking The Future Awards, I was impressed by the depth of creativity and ingenuity on display. Through their submissions, the participants demonstrated a profound understanding of the challenges facing our world and an unwavering commitment to finding innovative solutions."

- Rita Rawashdeh

Creative Director, Maisam Architects
Amman, Jordan

"I am so amazed at the efforts of architects to create environments that have a variety of functions, materials and colors. Each design shows the skill and professionalism that reflect the developments of the 21st century."

- Pinar Dinç Kalaycı

Professor - Department of Architecture, Gazi University
Ankara, Turkey

"It is always a delight to see projects striving for excellence in their respective categories. Entries with extended emphasis on the building’s / project’s social and environmental roles continue to appeal as they add tangible values to the society at large."

- Tim Kwan

Design Director & Founding Partner, Office AIO
Beijing, China

What Previous Jury say about the Architecture Awards

Jennifer Siegal

"The extraordinary range of projects from across the globe was a privilege to experience as a juror. From material explorations to sustainable strategies at various building scales, the breath of built projects was refreshing."

- Jennifer Siegal

Founder / Principal, Office of Mobile Design (OMD)
Los Angeles County, California, United States

Rita Al Rawashdeh.

"As a jury member for the Rethinking The Future Awards, I was impressed by the depth of creativity and ingenuity on display. Through their submissions, the participants demonstrated a profound understanding of the challenges facing our world and an unwavering commitment to finding innovative solutions."

- Rita Rawashdeh

Creative Director, Maisam Architects
Amman, Jordan

Pınar Dinç Kalaycı

"I am so amazed at the efforts of architects to create environments that have a variety of functions, materials and colors. Each design shows the skill and professionalism that reflect the developments of the 21st century."

- Pinar Dinç Kalaycı

Professor - Department of Architecture, Gazi University
Ankara, Turkey

Tim Kwan

"It is always a delight to see projects striving for excellence in their respective categories. Entries with extended emphasis on the building’s / project’s social and environmental roles continue to appeal as they add tangible values to the society at large."

- Tim Kwan

Design Director & Founding Partner, Office AIO
Beijing, China

Shaping of Better Future

Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards 2024 program aims to bring exceptional works in the field of Architecture the prestige they deserve.

Shaping of Better Future

Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards 2024 program aims to bring exceptional works in the field of Architecture the prestige they deserve.

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Categories

Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards 2024 offers more than 50 award categories, including concept and built categories under Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Product Design, Exhibition, and Urban Design.

Architecture

Commerical

This award recognizes the architectural excellence and innovations in commercial buildings that serve the need of commercial spaces with new innovations.

Cultural

This Award recognizes expressive and forward-thinking cultural centers. Projects that symbolize their local culture and become an all-inclusive hub for the public.

Healthcare/ Wellness

This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in Wellness spaces that look for the new building dialect to fulfill the utilitarian necessities.

Hospitality

This Award recognizes excellence in Conceptualizing a brand into an Architectural form while keeping the smooth functioning of the project intact.

Housing

This Award recognizes group housing projects that are innovative in their approach and create new experiences designed for a large number of distinct families.

Industrial

This Award recognizes creativity and innovation in highly functional and productivity-oriented industrial Architecture.

Institutional

This award recognises the architectural excellence and innovations in the Institutional Buildings such as Schools, Colleges, Campuses, Hospitals, Transport terminals etc.

Landscape

This award recognizes the year’s best landscape design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable private outdoor & indoor open spaces & gardens.

Mixed Use

This award recognizes the year’s best mixed-use structure featuring a combination of one or more categories, such as hospitality, commercial or residential.

Office Building

This Award recognizes excellence in office spaces: communication of the corporate identity and and designing a highly productive workspace.

Pop-ups and Temporary

This award recognizes the year’s best architectural temporary structure or pop-ups that come in public places, or exhibition and installations etc.

Private Residence

This award recognizes the best residential projects that provide a comfortable living environment for residents in their respective climates.

Public Building

This award has been instituted to recognise architectural excellence for buildings or complexes in public or private sector for government, social, cultural, or religious purposes.

Sports & Recreation

This Award recognizes innovation and excellence in Sports and Recreational Spaces that defines new architectural language.

Transportation

The value of quality transportation cannot be overstated. This award recognizes projects that are making travel smoother and safer, for millions of people every day.

Urban Design

This Award recognises the urban design strategies which transform cities into more stimulating environments for human life.

Interiors

Hospitality Interiors

This award recognizes the perfection and excellence in commercial interior spaces like hotels, food courts, wellness etc with innovations and new design language.

Residential Interiors

Interior design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living environment for inhabitants that characterizes the new models for living.

Retail Interiors

Interior design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living environment for inhabitants that characterizes the new models for living.

Workplace Interiors

This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in corporate interior spaces. Designs that look for the new building dialect to fulfill the utilitarian necessities.

Design

Exhibition Design

This award recognizes innovation in brand identity and storytelling through exhibition design.

Furniture Design

This award recognizes the year’s best furniture design either outdoor or indoor that is an innovative solution to comfort living and environment.

Interior Design Elements

This Award recognizes excellence and innovation in Interior Design Elements that do not fit into any other category.

Signages Design

This award recognizes innovation in signage and graphic design in built environment.

Construction

Modular Construction

This award has been instituted to recognise architectural excellence for buildings or complexes in public or private sector for government, social, cultural, or religious purposes.

Sustainable Project

This Award category aims to recognise innovation and best practices in resource-efficient and environmentally responsible construction.

Technological Innovation

This award aims to recognize innovations in the field of construction technology, like integration of new technologies to successful experimentation.

Women in Construction

This award category is for any company or individual championing equality and driving change within a workplace or on a project.

Registration Fee

Launch Offer on Registrations (till 25th Nov 2023) – $200

Early Bird Registrations ( till 25Dec June 2023) $250

Standard Registrations (till 25th Jan 2024) –  $300

Late Registrations (till 25th Feb 2024) –  $350

Architecture & Design Award Schedule

25th Dec, 2023 | Early Bird Registration deadline
25th Jan, 2024 | Standard Registration deadline
25th Feb, 2024 | Late Registration deadline
29th Feb, 2024 | Submission deadline
5th Mar, 2024 | Evaluation period begins
21st Mar, 2024 | Winners Announcement

All dates in Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC -5

Rethinking The Future Architecture & Design Awards 2024 | Submission Requirements

NOTE: The Project must be completed after 30th June 2020 to be eligible to participate in Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards 2024.

On completion of registration, you’ll receive RTF Awards Submission Kit within 24 hours, which will include the submission guidelines, sheets template, and design brief template to be used as the format for Award Entry.

  1. Submissions may contain any or all of the following, i.e. text, diagrams, plans, sections, sketches, photographs, graphics, collage, etc, in a combination without restrictions that can convey the visual summary of the design intent of the entrant comprehensively illustrating the:
    (i)  Response to challenges outlined in the Brief.
    (ii) The emergence of a unified and relevant image of Design
  2. Submission must contain Design Brief (not more than 500 words) in a .doc template file provided on completion of the Awards Registration
  3. Max. of 6, A3 size sheets (420mm X 297mm), in horizontal format and submitted as digital, colored, high-resolution files, meant for printing in JPEG format to be composed in sheet template files provided to participants upon completion of registration.
  4. Each submission must contain the ’Registration ID’ provided by the RTF at the time of registration, this ID must be written in bold Arial font, 5 mm in height on the top right corner of each submission entry as mentioned in the sheets template provided upon registration of the project.
  5. Submission must be free from any kind of identifying marks, such as and including firm logos, the name of the participant.
  6. The submissions will ONLY bear the Registration ID, given to an entrant after their successful registration, as a means of identification and any other identifying mark will make the entrant liable for disqualification.
  7. Submit your project as .Zip Folder with Registration ID as the folder name and upload on our portal.

Why Participating in RTF Architecture Awards/ Design Awards is the easiest thing to do!

When you participate in RTF Awards, you simply document your existing work and submit it in a required format. In the case of the Global Architecture & Design Awards, we give a submission kit and guidelines to make it easier for you to send in your entry. Now, this process doesn't require any extra staff or many working hours. You simply download the submission kit and fill in the details as asked and send in your entry.

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Why Participate in any Architecture Awards or Design Awards?

In this digital world, relying only on the word of mouth to get your new clients is working hard not only for the young but for established firms too. Now, winning an award gives an immense boost to your studio presence and credibility. First, because winning a worldwide recognized architecture competition in itself is a commendable job that raises appreciation for you among the people, Second, it helps you get published across various mediums of platforms which builds your online and offline visibility which in turn gets you projects. And most importantly, consistent winning in awards gives you the most credibility that your firm has been performing well over the years.

Why RTF Architecture & Design Awards?

Global Architecture & Design Awards is organised by RTF | Rethinking The Future and judged by a panel consisting of leading figures from the architecture and design world. This means that RTF Awards has unprecedented credibility and reach.

Every shortlisted and winning entry will be published on RTF official channels with millions of views and shared via our huge newsletter audiences and social media, bringing significant recognition to successful entrants. Winning and Runner-Up studios will be able to promote the fact that they are Rethinking The Future Awards winners. In addition, winners will get a trophy and a certificate.

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What makes Rethinking The Future Architecture & Design Awards 2024 Special?

First and foremost, RTF has been hosting these Awards for more than a decade. It gives a great pleasure when people share their winnings proudly after being one of the winners of RTF.

Secondly, RTF offers a great list of categories that leaves nobody out and gives equal opportunity to both established as well as young and novice architects & designers.

Third and most important is the esteemed Jury panel, our judging criteria have been carefully designed to ensure no decision is biased based on any reason.

Previous Winners at RTF Awards

Rethinking The Future Awards Winners include prestigious firms from around the world
including some of the biggest and novice firms both. Its a platform for all the firms across the globe where excellence wins irrespective of the size of the team or the size of the building.

Previous Winners in Rethinking The Future Awards include prestigious firms from around the world such as Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, and BIOME.

Among many Architecture Awards and design competitions, Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards are one of the most Renowned International Awards in the field of Architecture and Design. Winning a RTF Award validates your superior work and gives your clients and prospects the confidence they need to invest in your services. And what’s more, it puts you in the class of the international award winning architects.

About Rethinking The Future

RTF provides an interactive platform of the highest standard, acknowledging the projects amongst creative and influential industry professionals.

Born out of the need to create ‘Fresh Perspectives’ on international trends in Architecture and Design, RTF is now a well-established platform that is the goto platform for millions of people around the World. RTF stirs discussions on contemporary issues in the field of Architecture and the radical approach required to deal with them. RTF has been hosting Architecture Awards, Design Awards, Architecture Competitions & Design Competitions apart from the unusual Architectural Wiring, Photography and many competitions

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