Travel Unravel

2018-11-07 ~ 2019-01-25
Architecture design

Competition introduction

Type: Architecture Design

Organizer: SqrFactor

Partner: Young Bird Plan

Location: India

Eligibility: Unlimited

Submission deadline: January 25th, 2019


About Competition

We love to travel? Yes, of course! We’d give away anything to just hit the road as we drool at the world. Did you know? Around the world, road networks transport 50 per cent of all goods and 70 per cent of total passenger traffic in most countries.

Well, India happens to pride herself for having the second largest road network in the world- almost 5.5 million km of paths for one to get lost on.

Alright, maybe not most. Because. Traffic.

But hey, we’ve got some fabulously scenic routes all over the country and the geographical palette just adds to the beauty. Steady development in our road networks has perked the average urban wanderers into frequenting longer, lovelier routes.

And thus, we need our old reliable watering holes all the more: the stopovers, the eateries, the filling stations to rest, feed, refresh and refuel.

Each becoming a vital part of highway infrastructure.

The basic need of commuters travelling by road is filling Station to fuel & service their vehicle(s) and stopovers to refresh, rest and feed themselves.

With increasing number of urban movers and highway traffic; Highway refreshment stops with filling station play an important role of not just serving moving consumers but also generating economy for the region.

As road travel is becoming more frequent – highway refreshment stops are also growing in numbers. With the market becoming more competitive, the quality of highway refreshment stop will be the game changer.

Having said that, Travelers are now becoming more discerning and selective about where they stop. Instead of pulling over in random places, they’re planning their stops more carefully.

Is there an ideal contemporary highway rest stop and can it be designed to last both functionally and aesthetically?


「About SqrFactor

We are dreamers. Architecture lovers. Believers. Doers. We are a bunch of architects and web developers, who together have built this awesome platform for the architecture community to create, explore, learn and share knowledge.

SqrFactor believes in the power of unity to build a strong community; so much so, that we have chosen to make community the center of our value proposition. Be a part of the community and grow together with us.


「About Young Bird Plan

In 2013, Young Bird Plan, founded by Isa Ye, is an international platform for high-quality design competitions. With three key elements: construction, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, the platform makes every effort to create opportunities for young designers in China. It is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design. Young Bird Plan has attracted 642 colleges and universities and 2,737 design firms from 193 cities of 45 countries.

Since establishment, the platform is committed to providing young designers with more practical opportunities with the concept of “Competition makes a different world”. On the other hand, it constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fills supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. As a result, design competition projects and related products focusing on urban space and daily life will be further promoted and perfectly made, which contributes to the urbanization in China. It is one of the most influential design competition platforms in the world.


1st Prize: INR 75000

2nd Prize: INR 50000

3rd Prize: INR 30000

Best Student Design Entry (Under-25): INR 20000

Best Young Architect Design Entry (Under-35): INR 20000

People’s Choice Award: INR 10000