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IIA Young Architects Festival 2022


The IIA Young Architects Festival 2022, hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects Kerala Chapter, along with CROSSROADS, organized by the IIA Calicut Centre will be held at Calicut beach on 27th, 28th, and 29th October 2022. The three-day event will see the attendance of over 1,000 architects from all over the country and eminent international architects.
The Festival’s most prestigious YAF AWARDS 2022 has been announced and is calling for entries from India’s promising young architects. The entries will be adjudged in categories of Sustainable Architecture, Socially Responsible Architecture, Spaces for Living, Spaces for Collectivity and Collaboration, Architectural Representation or Visualisation, Architectural Detailing, and Ideas for the future. The event in October shall see live presentations of shortlisted entries.

Urban Angadi is the Flea market happening within the venue of YAF, with vibrant and creative entrepreneurs showcasing their exciting palette of products. Calicut city is a celebration of incredible heritage, delicious food, warm hospitality, art, and much more, which provides an infinite number of reasons to visit the flea market, which captures the essence of the city.

“The IIA Young Architects Festival 2022 aims to encourage and celebrate the contribution of Young Architects to the profession. This year the IIA Kerala Chapter has the privilege of hosting this magnanimous event at Calicut. We take pleasure in reintroducing the YAF Awards in an all-new format by awarding the entire practice and not just an individual project. This shall be a benchmark created to bring the nation’s most talented practices to the national podium thereby setting the future design trends for the country” said, Ar. Brijesh Shaijal, Convenor, The Indian Institute of Architects YAF 2022.

The YAF awards are conjoined with the Calicut Centre’s very own event- CROSS-ROADS, a forum for relevant architectural deliberations, critical thinking, and ideation in the field of architecture. This edition of CROSSROADS is being curated as a Design Beach Festival celebrating the city, its architecture, design, art, and culture. The Calicut centre is also organizing a design competition titled “REWEAVE KOZHI-KODE- Re-imagining the Comtrust Precinct”. The competition has announced cash prizes worth 9 Lakhs for the winners. The last date for submission of entries will be 22nd September 2022.

About Indian Institute of Architects:
The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is the national body of Architects in the country. Established in 1917, the Institute today has more than 25,000 members and plays a major role in promoting the profession of architecture by organising and uniting the Architects of India to promote aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession both in practice and in education. There are currently 23 Chapters, 54 Centres and 18 Sub-centres across the country.

Shortlisted Entries -

Sustainable Architecture:
A For Architecture
A Line Studio
Ar. Avinash Ankalge
Bhoomija Creations
Magicline Studio

Socially Responsible Architecture
Compartment S4
Mad(E) In Mumbai
Myspace Architects
Recycle Bin

Spaces For Living
3dor Concepts
A For Architecture
A Line Studio
Ar. Avinash Ankalge
Cochin Creative Collective
Ego Design Studio
Finder Studio
Magicline Studio
Shreyas Patil Architects
Urban Village Studio

Space For Working
Flyingseeds Design Studio
Shreyas Patil Architects
Ta-Da Design Collective
Workers Of Art- Ar. Rahul Mathew
Workshop Inc

Spaces For Collectivity & Collaboration
Architecture Plus Value
Art On Architecture
Square Consultancy Services

Architectural Representation / Visualisation
Cochin Creative Collective
Paradigm Shift
Triple O Studio

Architectural Detailing
A Line Studio
Exurb Design Studio
Monsoon Collective
Nidhi Rathi Studio

Ideas For Future
Cochin Creative Collective
Drawing Hands Studio
Magicline Studio


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IIA Calicut Centre
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