Design Arena

The Design Arena showcases an enthralling design experience displaying 200+ inspirational works comprising of Built, Unbuilt, and Ongoing projects. Spread across 30,000 sq. ft., the collective display highlights major architectural pieces of the design world paving for an exhibit everyone can experience. The display of Art & Design Installations by young creative minds is an exciting gateway bringing forth ingenious ideas and prolific designs.

CMC Design Manthan

The Design Manthan in association with CMC is an inspiring conference designed as an avenue to witness the multiplicity of voices and discuss thought-provoking ideas in the architecture and design fraternity. Boasting over 150 speakers, the conference is a gathering of some of the most creative minds initiating thoughtful discussions. Through panel discussions, presentations, talks, and debates, architects and designers take us on a journey through their works and discuss important topics.

Merino Architecture Ideas

The Merino Architecture Ideas is an national competition crafted to recognize deserving works of the Gen-Next designers. The competition highlights significant works of young architects and interior designers through a meticulous round of live presentations, followed by a Q & A round with the jury. A jury panel of Design Professionals, Theorists, Researchers, and Academicians from multiple disciplines from across India assess the various sub-categories in the Architecture and Interior Design category.

Light First

Light First unveils thoughtful lighting dialogue curated by the most influential and knowledgeable lighting designers, creating a much-needed awareness of lighting in design. The platform unifies ideas with products, and talent with design.

Light First deems to highlight exemplary ideas and projects in the world of lighting design, a collection to accentuate the best designers and showcase their works whilst exploring new facets of technology and trends displayed by leading Lighting Brands.


Expressions Art Installation Competition is an exhibit showcasing remarkable art pieces made by students. The installations showcase abstract and innovative design, rewarding the upcoming talent whilst also acquainting the visitors to the creativity of masterpieces designed by the students. The winners are felicitated during the Awards Ceremony, encouraging students’ creativity, perfection, and expression.

ICA Creative Minds Next

ICA Creative Minds Next is a progressive platform intended to award senior, experienced design professionals in the ongoing category of projects. The design competition awards the concepts, ideas and design processes of architects & designers in the field. Eminent jury assesses the short-listed projects for the ambitious designers’ competition felicitating the winners at the Awards Ceremony.

Art Arena

FOAID has announced an exciting new arena to celebrate the convergence of art and architecture. The arena is an innovative collection of gallery spaces where talented artists put on display their finest collection of artwork for designers to use good art in their projects. The galleries are exclusively exhibited at FOAID Design Arena.

Design Karyashala

Uncensored - Designed exclusively for the students of architectural discourse,
it’s a platform where ideas are communicated and questions are answered.