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Turn Back Time, an architectural competition seeking proposals for a shopping mall designed in a medieval style

Every path mankind has taken so far is a result of many tiny forked alternatives where one was chosen over the other and that iterated over millenniums to shape our lifestyle today. 

Let’s take some of the common stores we see today and place them in a medieval context. What would Subway or Big Bazaar look like if it was the Chola period? What would a Rajputana railway station look like? 

The challenge here is to show what some of today’s public spaces would have looked like if they were built during old times or in other words – an alternative reality. Recreate illustrations of what different elements of a shopping mall would’ve looked like in medieval times, with materials, aesthetics, and social norms back then. The aim is to make it relatable to today’s times but in a different time period.

Submission Requirements

Minimum requisite submission is the final graphic on a sheet of the given size, along with:

  • A title and cover image of the graphic submitted
  • A short description of the graphic as a journal article
  • Some images depicting the process/iterations for arriving at the final outcome
  • A journal article based on the guidance document and your illustration

Only one final graphic design needs to be submitted. The image should be [2800px x 3500px] in portrait or landscape digital format (JPEG only).

On the same sheet, the design process/iterations that led to the final graphic should be depicted sequentially in the images below. The number of images is not a benchmark for scoring – the clarity of the process will be. The images should be less than 15MB each. 

The graphic should have a title incorporated on the main sheet and should be designed suitably with relevant typography.

Eligibility

  • Open for students and professionals from all disciplines of design
  • 2 members maximum per team
  • You can register more than one team but they have to be registered separately
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