Architecture Design | Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

Green & Sustainable Design Concept
Climate, Energy & Water

  • Demonstrates optimization of the usage of energy and other resources in order to reduce load, increase efficiency and utilise renewable energy sources.

Building Material & Ecological Environment

  • Demonstrates the use of eco-friendly materials and construction techniques aimed at reducing environmental pollution. These will help prevent negative health effects and create safer working environments.

Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ)

  • The IEQ of a building has a great impact on its occupants’ health, comfort and productivity.

  • A sustainable building will maximise the use of natural lighting and ventilation as much as the building typology and other site specific conditions allow.

Green Innovation Practice

  • The design should include, where appropriate, both passive design strategies (usually low-tech) as well as active systems (usually high-tech) and incorporate eco-friendly materials and systems that require less maintenance, less resources, fewer chemicals and are cost effective throughout the lifespan of a building.

Colour Concept
Colour Harmony

  • How participants create a harmonious colour palette and balance between the selected colours.

Colour Coordination

  • How colours are made to work together in highlighting the design elements.

Colour Innovation

  • Creative use of colours to produce a prominent design that stands out.

Design Innovation

  • Designs to be appropriate for their intended use and have a positive impact that benefits the community as a whole.

Space Planning

  • Appropriate design and planning of individual spaces as suited to their specific needs with an emphasis on anthropometric and ergonomics principles.

Redefinition of Space

  • Design ideas to be innovative, creative and beneficial to the users and the public at large.

Contextual Appropriateness

  • Innovative designs to create hope for a better world and also become the ideal model for other areas to follow.

Design Concept Statement

Well organised subject content, appropriately elaborated to succinctly explain the design to the audience.

The guideline given will help participants create a design statement. This design segment will be the first thing the judges review on the presentation board.

Your design statement should answer the following:

  • What inspired you to come up with this design for the project?

  • How can your design benefit the community living in or around it?

  • What is the concept and style of your design?

  • Why were the colours and the colour schemes chosen?

  • What is the project’s environmental approach in terms of design concept, materials, maintenance, energy usage, water and waste management, etc? Kindly justify.

  • What/ who are your influences?

  • How did you approach to research this issue?

  • Who did you approach to research this issue?

  • Selection of questions you asked during the research.

  • Are the research methods sound?

  • What did you find out?

The design concept statement should consist of only 250 words maximum. Students may present it in table form.

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