The 8th Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award & Symposium

AUA will plan to hold ACARA 2019 in Tokyo, Japan for all students who are studying architecture design in Asia, aiming to provide high-quality education in architecture by stimulating a creative will and a competitive spirit of goodwill.
It will be a good opportunity to bring out your potential ability and to improve your ability of architectural design.
Date: 1~3 November, 2019
Exhibition: 1~3 November
Symposium: 2 November
Open Jury: 3 November
Host country: Japan (Tokyo)
Contest Topic: 'Symbiosis of Man and Nature'
Prizes: First Prize: 1,000 USD + certificate and plaque, Two Second Prizes: 250USD each + certificate and plaque

Having our own particular history and natural environment in each provinces, architecture and cities in Asia have created numerous diversified culture to show how to live with the nature. Yet, in the 20th century, overwhelming progress of science and technology urged human-being to conquer nature. And it caused the destruction of natural environments as well as the flattening of uniqueness of the region, under the name of globalization.
Thus we expect creative and remarkable works of students aiming at a new vision for 'Symbiosis of Man and Nature' of 21st century.


  1. The contest is open to architecture students at undergraduate level except for final-year students as of November 2019, enrolled in universities in Asian countries and regions.
  2. Entries must be works by assignment given or had been given in your university, or works submitted to contests accepted by AUA. You can use either an assignment in 2019 or an assignment in the past.
  3. Entries to the contest must be original works that have not been previously published or submitted to any other competitions.
  4. Entries must be individual works. Collective works are not allowed to submit.
  5. The official language of the contest is English.
  6. All entrants agree to allow the organizer to use their names and the images of their entries for the purpose of publication.