The third edition of pan-India Wb. Washroom Design Challenge is initiated by Washrooms and Beyond – India’s first washroom magazine, with the objective to nudge the design professionals to bring forth fresh ideas and new design thinking in the area of washrooms.

Washrooms and Beyond initiated the contest in 2017 and has successfully conducted two editions. Initially meant for budding architects and interior designers, the contest was widened to include more categories and an even diverse set of contestants.

Hansgrohe India is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.

The Challenge

The competition is meant for qualified architects and interior designers covering pan-India, divided into 4 zones. The 2021 edition is going to follow a phygital format with the zonal leg being held digitally, culminating into an on-ground Grand Finale on 25th February 2021 at a 5 star hotel in Mumbai.

The Category

Architects and interior designers, working with architectural or designing firms or having independent firms are invited to compete for the Hansgrohe India presents Wb. Washroom Design Challenge in the following two categories:

Wellness Focused Washroom:

This category will focus on washroom designs that are focused on wellness and user comfort. The designs should aim to deliver a whole new level of comfort and peace of mind to the end users.

The idea is to use technologies, materials and bath fixtures in a way to maximise the wellbeing in the health and mind of the user.

Premium Sustainable Washroom:

This category will focus on washroom designs that promote the idea of sustainability. The designs should aim to minimise water and energy usage without compromising on the functionality of the washroom or the user comfort.

Projects should promote smart and judicious use of resources and use renewables wherever possible.

The designer needs to incorporate Hansgrohe products while designing the washroom

For the category in which Hansgrohe products are not available, the designer can choose products on their own.



Submission Guidelines

The Zones


Delhi NCR, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan


Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Goa


Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh


West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Assam Meghalaya & Arunachal Pradesh

The Jury

The entries will be judged by a jury of eminent architects from across India.

The zonal jurors will decide on the zonal winners.
The zonal winners will compete in the Grand Finale, which will be judged by a panel of national jury

The Process

Registration Open: November 19, 2021

Submission Close: 5th January, 2022


On registration, the participant will be allotted a user id with a password and participants can upload the designs by logging in with the same


The submission will be in the form of a single PDF which could include a maximum of 12 slides in 4:3 ratio (25.4 CM width x 19.05 CM height) and the total size of the PDF should not exceed 16 MB.


The submission should include a Concept Note, technical drawings in 300 DPI and notes on wellness or sustainability features.


The entries will be judged by the zonal jury of eminent architects and interior designers.


The zonal winners across the four zones will compete nationally in the Grand Finale.


The zonal winners will present their designs to the national jury on a one to one basis. This will be followed by the announcement of national winners during the felicitation ceremony.

Grand Finale

The zonal winners from each zone of the two categories will be hosted in Mumbai for the Grand Finale.

The zonal winners will then give a one to one presentation to the national jury. After the presentations by the zonal winners, one national winner for Wellness Focused Washrooms & the other for the Premium Sustainable Washrooms will be announced and felicitated at the Grand Finale.

The Grand Finale will be held at a 5-star hotel in Mumbai on 25th February, 2022.

The Prize

The National winner in each category will be announced and felicitated at the Grand Finale:


Trip* to Black Forest (3 nights), economy class tickets & stay along with Rs.1,00,000 cash prize.


Rs.50,000/- cash prize

The Zonal Winners will be given a certificate and a plaque.

* The Black Forest trip will be between May -October 2022

Please note: A TDS of 30% will be deducted on prize money as per statutory guidelines.

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