Celebrating excellence and innovation in Architecture and Design

Now in its 8th year, Rethinking The Future Awards is an annual awards programme to identify and promote outstanding work in the field of Architecture and Design across the World.

This year RTF is presenting ‘Rethinking The Future Awards 2020’ to give voice to Architects, Designers, Planners and Students who are aware of the challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century, and are striving to make a difference.

Previous Winners

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.

Rethinking The Future Awards are one of the most Renowned 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.

Worldwide Recognition

RTF is the fastest growing Architecture community on the planet and delivers unparallaled exposure for Winners. With over 3 hundred thousand page views every month, expect a global audience getting to know about your work.

Winners get their work featured on RTF website and social media channels, and are covered in international media coverage in outlets like Archdaily, World Architecture Community and DesignMag.

“I like thinking big. I always have. To me its very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”

Rem Koolhaas

RTF Awards Jury Panel

Our internationally influential jury panel is comprised of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry. Some of the Comments of previous jury members are as follows:

“I am impressed by the diverse entries from around the world and the quality of design regardless of project budget. Each winning entry does a fantastic job responding to site constrains, light, climate and culture. Notably, the high percentage of works that fall under adaptive reuse and their sensitivity to sustainability and resiliency should be celebrated.”

– Angela Lee | Principal and regional director, Asia Pacific | HKS

“These projects demonstrate how design can make a positive impact on communities around the world. Each geographic place needs architects dedicated to understanding the challenges and opportunities latent in the physical world around them. The best of these designs tapped into this significant understanding of place and transformed the places to better connect, stimulate, and challenge the people around them.”

Sven Shockey | Vice President | Design Director | SmithGroup

“Generally, this year’s design entries for Urban Design (conceptual), Institutional Buildings (built) and Public Buildings (built) were quite commendable to err on the side towards an understanding to each of the environmental context situated and some bears more thoughtful humanity design than others. Future design and innovation continue to embrace in materiality and cultural expressions and architectural types. Yet, as much we would like to see more future visions and designing pathways to rethink our future operating in the epoch of Anthropocene.”

Chiu Kuo Wei | Director, M.Arch.II, AAD Program. Tunghai Architecture Graduate School

“It was a pleasure reviewing the award submittals. The great variation in context, approach and implementation of the submittals was enlightening. The projects that rise to the top are the ones that take a strong concept and flush out the architecture in a meaningful way to bring those thoughts to reality. I was inspired by the general sense that community engagement played a strong role in the planning and development of these projects. Likewise, the global impact of our built environment was identified as a challenge with these projects at a very high level. It was very interesting to see the varied responses to addressing these challenges.”

Paul Ubranek | Vice President | Design Director | SmithGroup

RTF Education Awards 2020

Rethinking The Future Education Awards is initiative to acknowledge the innovative design ideas and perceptions that are conceptualized by students for their under and post graduate thesis projects.

We aim to provide a platform to these avante-grade ideologies, that are relevant and yet predominantly innovative in their design approach. So go ahead and submit your architectural project!

RTF Design Studio Awards 2020

The work-spaces of an Architecture Firm is the built form of their values and expertise as a business. In more than one way, a design studio is the unique expression of a firm’s highest ideals.

Chances flourish, however you can’t win in the event that you don’t enter.