WeCinema: Reinvigorating the connection of people to cinema halls

SAVE WeCinema: Reinvigorating the connection of people to cinema halls

Last Submission Date: December 14, 2021

Last Registration Date: December 13, 2021

Language: English

Country: International

Prizes: 24,000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Like all art, every viewer takes a different thing from cinema. It’s time we translate this individuality into their physical experience of cinema as well. The design brief for the “WeCinema” is to design a new type of cinema hall to give all of its viewers a private screening experience.

The cinema hall will cater to individuals and groups of people so the viewing arrangement must be flexible to serve the seating preferences of all. The interior details and technical layout of facilities have to be worked out.

The privacy level of viewing and the freedom from conventional seating arrangement will be the purpose of the design. This would require intense layout planning changes that are radical and unfamiliar, but achieving comfort and convenience of use, in any outcome.

The cinema of the future has to be designed to be placed in multiple urban locations with high settlement densities. The guidelines of the pandemic may be irrelevant in the future, but safety and hygiene measures are to be employed in every public project, moving forward.


The following objectives can be a point of beginning to conceive this design. Participants can assume the context of a metro city of the future and its residents as users before initiating their design process.

  • Futuristic/Visionary: The design must represent what the cinema space would look like a decade into the future.
  • Representative/Derivative: The design must take into account that it is foremost a space for Cinema.
  • Pragmatic/Rooted: The design must take present trends into account and suitably extrapolate.
  • Scalable: The design should be scalable and applicable to multiple sites.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: December 13, 2021
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2021
Winner Announcement: February 10, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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