Re-thinking The Future Awards

Now RTF in its third year, launching the Re-thinking The Future Awards. The RTF Awards are the absolute global architectural award event with 20 categories and 20 esteemed judges across the globe. It’s your chance to be distinguished around the best in the profession.

Last year, we created the biggest award program for young architects, in the world. We received over

525 registrations from more than 60 countries.

Designed to develop an architectural language that would ‘sustain’ and ‘survive’ the impacts of new age challenges, and evolve into an architectural language of the future – taking sustainability one step ahead.
The RTF Awards will carry extraordinary eminence to your work. Our reputable judges will Award

Three winners in each Category.

Also depending on the Jury’s Decision, Some projects will receive Honorable Mentions. Last year there were about 5-6 Honorable Mentions in each Category. Those projects are then will be compiled in a book ‘RTF Awards 2014’, which will be given to every Attendee of the RTF Conference. The book will also be available online for the people worldwide.

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A panel of 20 judges choose three (3) winners and honorable mentions in each category. Chances flourish, however you can’t win in the event that you don’t enter.


Note: Each mentioned category will further be having two categories ‘Concept’ and ‘Built’.

Commercial Building Award :
This award recognises the architectural excellence and innovations in commercial buildings. Projects that serve the need of commercial spaces with innovations and technologies already known to us. Design that gives the new directions and provide the new generation a food for thought.

Residential Building Award : 
This award recognises the best residential projects that provide a comfortable and attractive living environment for residents in their respective climates. Also design that defines the new standards for living, which could be either new technologies based or simply the use of wisdom.

Public Building Award : 
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. Designs that seek the new architectural language to fulfil the functional requirements.

Institutional Building Award :
This award recognises the architectural excellence and innovations in the Institutional Buldings such as Schools, Colleges, Campuses, Hospitals, Transport terminals etc. Projects that take the istitutional architecture to a new level and define some new directions.

Mixed Use Building Award :
This award recognises the year’s best mixed-use structure featuring a combination of one or more categories, such as hospitality and commercial or residential and commercial or a mixture of all the three categories.


Residential Interior Award :
This award recognises the year’s best interior design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living environment for inhabitants that characterizes the new models for living, which could be either new innovations based or basically the utilization of intelligence.

Commercial Interior Award :
This award recognises the perfection and excellence in commercial interior spaces like retail, hotels, foodcourts etc. Projects that serve the need of business spaces with innovations as of already known to us.

Corporate Interior Award :
This award has been instituted to recognise the best projects in corporate interior spaces. Designs that look for the new building dialect to fulfil the utilitarian necessities.


Landscape Design Award :
This award recognises the year’s best landscape design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living outdoor environment that characterizes the new models for site planning.

Urban Design

Smart City Award :
This Award recognises the urban design strategies which transform cities into more stimulating environments for the human life. The ideas which aim to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, socialization and globalization, with a view to enhancing the connected self-sufficiency of our cities.

Anuj Mehta

Anuj Mehta

Principal, Mehta and Associates,

Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmadabad, INDIA

Anuj Mehta is the principal architect with twenty five years of experience . He is formally trained as an architect from CEPT, Ahmedabad . He is a visiting faculty in prestigious architecture institutes such as SPA Delhi , Sushant School Gurgaon and CRSCE, Murthal. He has won Interior Architecture Award for 2010 and Building Industry Leadership Award for 2009.

BaRoss Carolyn

BaRoss Carolyn

Interior Design Principal;
Perkins+Will, USA

Carolyn has over 20 years of experience creating a diversity of environments and is the recipient of numerous design awards for excellence and innovation. Her approach, working in close collaboration with her clients, is an integrated process weaving together the disciplines of planning, architecture and interior design.By adeptly blending conceptual design development with a mastery of detail, Carolyn satisfies complex project requirements and maximizes design opportunities to create humane and innovative spaces. She is a natural leader and client advocate. She is committed to realizing project goals through design excellence and remains involved in every phase of the design process.

Bryan Hamilton,

Bryan Hamilton,

BA Dip Arch RIBA

David Simister

David Simister

BA Hons BArch
Creative Director,

As Aedas’ Creative Director, David Simister is responsible for the leadership of the Aedas Design Quality Initiative. Although based in Manchester, he frequently travels to all Aedas offices where he organises project reviews and helps to develop ideas and concepts. Much of his efforts have helped to win award-winning competition designs for projects including the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, the Huddersfield Sports Centre and Cliffe Hill Primary School.David is a long standing Civic Trust Assessor and has served as an RIBA Awards judge. He won the CABE Building for Life Award and the RIBA Award for Chorlton Park Housing whilst at Stephenson Bell. Recently appointed External Examiner to Northumbria School of Architecture in Newcastle, David also maintains links with other Schools of Architecture. He is a member of ARB and RIBA and a Fellow of RIAS.

Helmut Kinzler

Helmut Kinzler

Dipl Ing, Dipl Arch, BDA
Zaha Hadid Archtiects, UK

Helmut joined Zaha Hadid Archtiects in 1988 as a designer and project architect. He has subsequently worked on a series of important architectural, design and exhibition projects. His current focus is the development and the realization of high-end residential projects. Helmut has a degree and diploma from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart (1995 – 1996) as well as a Bachelor of Architecture diploma from University College, London (1998). He has taught in the Bartlett School of Architecture and been a guest critic at the Barlett, University College London, the Architectural Association and other schools in London, Stuttgart, Berlin and Karlsruhe, Germany.

Leo Alvarez

Leo Alvarez

Urban Design Leader, Atlanta
Perkins+Will, USA

Mr. Alvarez, Design Principal and Inaugural National Urban Design Discipline Leader for Perkins+Will, has been practicing landscape architecture, urban design and architecture for over 30 years. He has successfully completed a wide variety of project types including urban design plans, new community designs, transportation facilities, educational environments, healthcare facilities, commercial projects and historic preservation efforts. His projects have been published and reviewed in a number of venues and he has received design awards for his creative and built work. In addition to his accomplishments in the professional practice arena, Mr. Alvarez has been actively involved in academia for over 17 years with Florida International University and the University of Georgia.

Madhav Raman

Madhav Raman

Principal, Anagram Architects, India
B.Arch, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, INDIA

Madhav Raman graduated from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, established Anagram Architects in New Delhi in 2001. This young and dynamic firm has very rapidly garnered national and international acclaim for designs that span across the spectrum, from modest residences to large public infrastructure facilities. He has received Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction, Zurich, Acknowledgment in Asia Pacific for The Ring (T)Rail Urban Renewal Project, Brick Award, United Kingdom, Winner, Worldwide Brick, Gairola House, SAIE Selection, Italy, 2nd Prize, Architecture+Design & Cera Awards, ‘Residence Design with a Difference’, Commended for Kindred House.

Martand Khosla

Martand Khosla

Romi Khosla Design Studios, INDIA

Martand Khosla graduated from the Architectural Association in 2001 before moving back and becoming a partner at Romi Khosla Design Studios. Martand started his practice with designing a number of event structures and set designs for theater, fashion and public events. Subsequently, Martand has designed a number of projects ranging from playgrounds for children, to eco-friendly mud architecture, low cost factory workers housing, high end villas in Delhi and Bhutan, as well as Institutional buildings and Corporate offices throughout India. Martand Khoslas' work has been extensively covered by the National as well as the International Media. His building, the students canteen in New Delhi has been featured in the UK as one of the best buildings of the 21st Century, and his first building – A Hospice for poor patients in New Delhi has won the WA award. Martand has lectured and presented his work regularly in India and Europe.

Michel Schreinemachers

Michel Schreinemachers


Michel Schreinemachers graduated from Technical University Delft in 1999 and founded NEXT Architects in 1999, with an exploratory attitude that has resulted in a diverse portfolio. NEXT Architects sees architecture as a slow but steady moving mass that evolves within a rapidly changing environment. NEXT was nominated for the AM NAi award 2008, the prize for best building of an architect under 40.

Peer Teglgaard Jeppesen

Peer Teglgaard Jeppesen

Design Director, Partner and Architect
Henning Larsen Architects, NORWAY

Peer Teglgaard Jeppesen has been a Partner and member of the management team since 2003. In 2006, he was appointed Design Director of Scandinavia. Peer is responsible for competition proposals for large Danish and Scandinavian projects with a particular focus on cultural buildings and master plans. Peer has previously been Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and as a professional judge and jury member in architectural competitions, Peer closely follows new developments in the field of architecture.

Pedro Campos Costa

Pedro Campos Costa


Campos Costa Architects, PORTUGAL

Campos Costa Architects was found at the end of 2007 as an interdisciplinary research and development practice to inform architectural design. The office has received numerous awards and honours, including: A.prize 2012 Exposynergy premia l’architettura “, promoted by Triennale di Milano; 2012 40 under 40 winners- Europe´s Emerging Young Architects and Designers; “Next Generation Award” for “Casa Não casa “; Magazine Metropolis, New York. An Honorable Mention in Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale – Seoul – South Korea; Awarded “Premio Signorini” – urban intervention in the garden corso Magenta, Organized by D’Ars Agency, Milan; Award Libero Ferretti “Dove Abita l’utopia” – organized by the foundation Libero Ferreti and Domus Academy – with the intervention “Landscapes Indivisible” in Rome.

Pepe Gascón

Pepe Gascón

Pepe Gascón Arquitectura, SPAIN

Qualified as an Architect at ESARQ (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) in 2002 and as an Architectural Technologist at the EUPB (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) in 1997. In 2003 he established Pepe Gascón Arquitectura, a multidisciplinary architectural consultancy with a young, creative and innovative team. They develop architectural, urbanistic and interior design projects of varying scale and technical complexity, in both the public and private spheres with their own work methodology and orientation, combing a love for architecture with technical effectiveness and constructive pragmatism. Their work has been published and exhibited in numerous publications and exhibitions, national and international.

Pradeep Sachdeva

Pradeep Sachdeva


Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates, INDIA

Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates is a design studio based in New Delhi, India. They have a diverse portfolio encompassing Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape and Interior Design with a focus on public places and hospitality industry.Their works include numerous critically acclaimed projects such as: Dilli Haat at Aurobindo Marg and Pitampura, Garden of Five Senses New Delhi, Street development and Godavari river front development at Nanded, Taj Usha Kiran Palace Gwalior, new spa at the ITC Mughal Agra, Samode Palace and Samode Haveli in Jaipur.The studio has been a pioneer in establishing bench marks for innovative projects. The surrounding context and in-depth research are key factors in development of projects. Their work aims at balancing traditions of design with the contemporary and creating spaces that can be experienced.

Sameer Mathur

Sameer Mathur


Integral Design Pvt. Ltd, INDIA

One of the leading landscape architects of India, Sameer Mathur, completed masters in landscape architecture from university of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA Landscape architect with diverse portfolio of projects; as a sub-consultant to International and Indian Architects Part Time Faculty Member, SPA, New Delhi.

Sara Klomps

Sara Klomps


Zaha Hadid Architects, UK

Sara studied in Germany at the University Dortmund and at the University in Karlsruhe, where she obtained her Diploma in Architecture in 2000. Sara originally joined Zaha Hadid Architects as an intern from 1998 to 1999, when she participated in several competitions. After finishing her studies, she returned in 2000 as Architect and since then has seen through key projects from design until completion. Sara became an associate in 2007. She is a registered Architect in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Ulrik Raysse

Ulrik Raysse

Managing Director,


Sara studied in Germany at the University Dortmund and at the University in Karlsruhe, where she obtained her Diploma in Architecture in 2000. Sara originally joined Zaha Hadid Architects as an intern from 1998 to 1999, when she participated in several competitions. After finishing her studies, she returned in 2000 as Architect and since then has seen through key projects from design until completion. Sara became an associate in 2007. She is a registered Architect in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Vinod Gupta

Vinod Gupta


Space Design Consultants, New Delhi, INDIA

Graduated in architecture in 1969 from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. He spent two years studying pre-fabricated housing in Denmark. From 1973 to 1989 he was full-time faculty of architecture at School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. In 1984 he completed his work for Ph.D. at the Center for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Among the special findings were the use of texture on buildings and the fragmentation of form to achieve cooling in the desert city of Jaisalmer. He initiated the teaching of passive solar architecture and energy conservation in buildings at the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi and continues to be a visiting professor there. Vinod Gupta is advisor to the Delhi Urban Arts Commission, member of the Board of Studies and the Committee on Doctoral Programmes at SPA, member of the Technical Advisory Committee for GRIHA, the national green building rating system for India. Together with Rasik Bahl, he founded Space Design Associates in 1983. He has been involved in a number of research projects incorporating solar heating and natural cooling in buildings. The hostel buildings at Jodhpur University and at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and the campus for the Solar Energy Centre at Gurgaon, near Delhi are his well known solar passive projects. The office building for CMC Ltd. at Bombay is famous as the first intelligent building of India where energy conservation is achieved by application of microprocessor control technology. A recent project is a housing scheme for the National Media Centre near New Delhi, which addresses the issues of choice in housing and the environmental impact of large-scale development. Vinod Gupta is concerned about the impact of modernisation of building technology on the quality of workmanship and the loss of livelihood for traditional craftsmen. This concern is reflected in his designs, many of which use large amounts of traditional crafts.



15th        Jan      2014             Registration Begins

15th        Jan      2014             Submission Begins

14th       Mar       2014            Last date of recieving queries

30th       Mar       2014            Last date for answering all queries

30th       May       2014            Registration Ends (Extended)

30th        May      2014             Submission Deadline (Extended)

1st        June      2014             Jury Meeting – Evaluation period begins.

4th        July     2014            Winners Announcement



Registration Fess:

15th Jan 2014 to 15th Mar 2014 : 15 $

16th  Mar 2014 to 30th May 2014 : 25 $

1. Students and Professionals are invited for ‘Re-thinking The Future Awards’.

2. Entries are invited from all the nations.

3. The projects submitted are considered by the author that submits the entry for the Award. Every violation of copyright will be punished with immediate disqualification.

4. Signing up at and participating in the awards, you are accepting the ‘General Rules’ and the ‘Terms of Use’ of

5. The works reached out of time will be excluded.

6. It is absolutely prohibited the participation to the awards of a Jury member, a relative or a person or body connected professionally to the jury.

7. Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these rules.

1. Jurors will only assess the ‘qualifying submissions’. A ‘qualifying submission’ should meet the following criteria :
(i)   It should be free from any identifying information to ensure anonymity and impartial judging.
(ii)  It should emerge from Entrants who are eligible.
(iii) It should be in strict adherence with all ‘competition guide lines’.

2. A submission shall be advanced to the judging round ONLY if the submission strictly follows all the imperatives of the’Re-thinking The Future Awards’ Rules.

3. Non-compliant submissions shall be disqualified.

4. The Promoters are under no obligation to notify the Entrant of a submission’s disqualification.

5. Jurors will base their judgement and selection on their own expertise, the work submitted by the Entrants.

6. Qualifying submissions shall be advanced to a panel of jurors convened for the awarding of the winners and honorable mentions.

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 unified and relevant image of Design

2. Submission must contain Design Brief (not more than 500 words) in .doc file.

3. Max. of 6, A3 size sheets (420mm X 297mm), in horizontal format and submitted as digital, coloured, high-resolution files, meant for printing in JPEG format needs to be upload at Re-thinking The Future Website prior to the submission deadline.

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.

5. Submission must be free from any kinds of identifying marks, such as and including firm logos, name of 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.