Work will never be the same

Work has always been changing when we think in terms of productivity, efficiency or just the ambiance. Looking back, we’ve come really far of how we used to earn a living.  Right from industrial ages when work was merely paper, to now organizations that demand collaboration - management - creativity. Which leads to present where people look beyond jobs, and desire fun offices that keep their morale & mood up. With the fast-pacing growth in technology and architectural fields, where do we see ourselves in a couple of decades?


Work maybe a driven by employers, but this outlook is changing completely. The current generation realizes that work is and will be an integral part of their lives forever. Hence psychology, experience and expectations from both ends (people & organizations) make this task even more interesting.


Can a person work alongside a nice morning walk? Or does he has to always stick to his chair with a screen? Or maybe work and life do not remain separate, they fuse?  Innovation and practicality being two interdependent features of development need to be emphasized, especially when predicting a period in timeline where even the existence of dedicated working spaces can be questioned.


Considering this dynamic outlook at work, along new revolutions in technologies come in to picture, things become more unpredictable.  And this is where we see opportunity. As the creator, you have the power to decide how work would look like tomorrow. And when work changes; challenges around work also change. This problem will take a new level of issues into consideration, from physical planning to virtual privacy, operational policies to individual aspirations, evolving workforces to what robots could be.


The  first  part  of  the  submission  would  be  ‘how  idea  of work conceptualized, and how it is portrayed in 2040’. This will involve your ability to speculate current and emerging technology/economics/culture trends, which will translate into your architectural output. The second part of the submission the manifestation of the core idea you establish in the first part of the project. You may use the trends stated above or create a new type altogether differently.


Your rationale is the key player here. What this implies, the idea is the crux of design and holds primary relevance in the whole proposal.  We are looking forward to radical ideas which could create a new direction of how a work-hub could be in the coming decades. We expect a design outcome will be seamlessly connected to other hubs that serve a similar purpose around the world, and may surpass the need of owning an office totally by any of the work forces of the future.



1st Prize

Reward of 2000$, trophy + certificate. Open for both categories (student and professional)

2 Runner ups

1000$ Cash Prize for the Juror's Choice to 1 professional & 1 student

People's choice award

Reward of 500$, trophy + certificate to 1 Professional & 1 Student

10 Honorable mentions

Each honorable mention gets a medal + certificate and our biannual digest of UNFUSE (open for both categories: student & professional)


All medal holders, and winners will get an elaborate section of publishing in the UNFUSE 2019 design book, and on our partner websites

Exhibition of Entries

50 shortlisted entries will be featured on our website and will be awarded a certificate.


Last Date of Submission: 15th May 2018


Public Voting ends: 25th June 2018


Result Declaration: 15th July 2018


The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .


  1. The awards are open to students and professionals of all disciplines.
  2. Student level include individuals enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s/Undergraduate, Master’s/Undergraduate. Ph. D.  student's will be considered as a professional .
  3. All work submitted shall be original, and participant shall have all the rights of the submitted content.
  4. Students participating in the contest will require to produce a certificate of bona-fide from their universities as a proof of enrollment in an academic program, during result declaration, failing which their entry will be canceled.
  5. The competition is open to all nationalities around the world.
  6. Team/Individual participation is permitted. A maximum of 4 people can participate in a team.


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