The categories are largely divided into 3 groups ie; Architecture, Design, and Construction. All the categories are further divided into Concept and Built.
Best Private Residence Project: This category awards the best overall design and architecture of a private residence.
Best Housing (Up to 5 Floors) Project: This category awards the best housing design project with height up to 5 floors.
Best Housing (More than 5 Floors) Project: This category awards the best housing design project with more than 5 floors structure.
Best Commercial Project: This category awards the best Commercial design project including dedicated to retail, branded stores, and flagships, Co-working space, showrooms, shopping centers, malls, etc.
Best Cultural Project: This category awards the best overall design and architecture of a cultural building like Museum, Gallery, Hall or Theatre, Pavilions, and Religious & Memorials.
Best Hospitality Project: Architectural Excellence and Innovations projects like Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs and Wellness Centres.
Best Institutional Project: This award recognizes the architectural excellence and innovations in the Institutional Buildings such as Schools, Libraries, and Hospitals.
Best Industrial Project: This category awards the best overall design architecture and innovations in an Industrial Building Project.
Best Mixed-Use Project: This award recognizes the architectural excellence featuring a combination of one or more categories, such as hospitality and commercial or residential and commercial or a mixture of all the three categories.
Best Office Building Project: This award has been instituted to recognize architectural excellence for office designs that seek the new architectural language to fulfill the functional requirements.
Best Public Building Project: This award has been instituted to recognize architectural excellence for buildings or complexes in public or private sector for government, social, cultural, or religious purposes. Designs that seek the new architectural language to fulfill the functional requirements.
Best Sports & Recreation Project: Stadium or Arena and Recreation Centres with innovation in design that gives the new directions and provides the new generation a food for thought.
Best Transportation Project: Transport terminals such as Railways, Airports, Bus Stations, Boat Piers, and Port facilities etc. that take transport architecture to a new level and define some new directions.
Best Pop-Ups and Temporary Structure Project: This award recognizes the year’s best architectural temporary structure or pop-ups that come in public places, space making or events like exhibition and installations etc.
Best Landscape Design Project: This award recognizes the projects featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living outdoor environment that characterizes the new models for site planning.
Best Urban Design Project: This award recognizes the projects for space making, placemaking, and innovative projects for city responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, socialization, and globalization.
Best Residential Interior Project: Interior design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living environment for inhabitants that characterizes the new models for living.
Best Commercial Interior Project: This award recognizes the perfection and excellence in commercial interior spaces like retail, hotels, food courts etc with innovations as of already known to us.
Best Corporate Interior Project: This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in corporate interior spaces. Designs that look for the new building dialect to fulfill the utilitarian necessities.
Best Product Design – Households: Cleaning devices, Fans, Household Appliances, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Textiles, Tumble Dryers, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines, Waste systems, etc.
Best Product Design – Fashion, Lifestyle, and Accessories: This award recognizes the perfection and excellence in product design for the fashion, lifestyle, and accessories which define the new trends.
Best Product Design – Interior Design Elements: This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in interior design elements which contribute to the comfortable living.
Best Sustainable Project: Sustainability has become a key consideration for every construction project. This award will recognize outstanding achievement and success during building projects and on completion.
Best Project with Technological Innovations: Software and technology are having an increasing influence on the construction industry, whether it is through the use of modeling software or the varying uses of virtual reality. This award will acknowledge the important impact of technological innovations.
Best Project with Health & Safety Solutions: Providing a safe working environment is vital. This award celebrates outstanding contribution to improved H&S in the industry, whether through a specific product or through process adaptation.
Best Regeneration Project: World is evolving at a rapid rate, with major regeneration projects appearing all over the nations. This award praises those who often have the challenging task of maintaining historical identity and context, whilst bringing it into the 21st century, in order to create lasting future communities.