arch out loud challenges competition entrants to design a mixed residence development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai’s coastline. Entrants will design for both the indigenous fishing community that has occupied the site for hundreds of years - as well as a new demographic drawn to the affluent neighborhood that now encompasses the site. Proposals should identify architectural and planning solutions that support integration between these socio-economically distinct communities.

Rapid urban growth and growing inequality has created a global crisis in housing that increasingly segregates the rich from the poor. Though not fully understood, there is a clear and parallel relationship between the size of a city and its level of socio-economic disparity: the larger the city, the less equal it tends to be. Physical and social segregation, which both reflects and perpetuates socio-economic disparity within a city, is a growing concern in cities worldwide - including Mumbai. The long-term success of a city depends on the collective well-being of all its inhabitants. To what extent can architecture support social inclusion and break down spatial segregation within the megacity?


  • Daniel Libeskind - Founding Principal, Studio Libeskind
  • Norman Foster - Founder & Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners
  • Sheila Sri Prakash - Founding Principal, Shilpa Architects
  • Dominique Perrault - Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Deborah Berke - Founding Partner, Deborah Berke Partners | Dean, Yale School of Arch
  • Joshua Prince-Ramus - Founding Principal, President, REX
  • Vishaan Chakrabarti - Founding Principal, PAU
  • Sanjay Puri - Founding Principal, Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Sameep Padora - Founding Principal, sP+A
  • Romi Khosla - Founding Principal, Romi Khosla Design Studio
  • Grace Kim  - Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop
  • Geeta Mehta - Founding President, Asia Initiatives | Professor, Columbia University
  • Shefali Balwani - Founding Principal, Architecture BRIO
  • Eric Bunge - Cofounding Principal, nArchitects
  • Yosuke Hayano - Partner/Principal, MADarchitects


  • Prizes total to $8,000
  • OVERALL WINNER - $5,000 + AO feature and certificate
  • 3 Runners up - $1,000 each + AO feature and certificate
  • 10 Honorable Mentions - AO feature and certificate
  • Directors Choice - AO feature and certificate


  • Advanced Registration: Dec 11 - Feb 1
  • Early Registration: Feb 2 - Mar 29
  • Regular Registration: Mar 30 - Apr 1
  • Submission Deadline: May 1