The Global Architecture and Design Awards are divided into 3 groups ie; Architecture, Interior Design, and Product Design. All the categories are further divided into Concept and Built.
Private Residence – This category awards the best overall design and architecture of a private residence.
Housing (Upto 5 Floors) – This category awards the best housing design project with height up to 5 floors.
Housing (More than 5 Floors) – This category awards the best housing design project with more than 5 floors structure.
Commercial – This category awards the best Commercial design project including dedicated to retail, branded stores and flagships, Co-working space, showrooms, shopping centers, malls, etc.
Cultural – This category awards the best overall design and architecture of a cultural building like Museum, Gallery, Hall or Theatre, Pavilions and Religious & Memorials.
Institutional – This award recognizes the architectural excellence and innovations in the Institutional Buildings such as Schools, Libraries and Hospitals
Hospitality – Architectural Excellence and Innovations projects like Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs and Wellness Centres.
Mixed Use – 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.
Office Building – This award has been instituted to recognize architectural excellence for office designs that seek the new architectural language to fulfil the functional requirements.
Public Building – 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.
Sports & Recreation – Stadium or Arena and Recreation Centres with innovation in design that gives the new directions and provides the new generation a food for thought.
Transportation – 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.
Pop-Ups and Temporary Structure – This award recognize the year’s best architectural temporary structure or pop-ups that come in public places, space making or events like exhibition and installations etc.
Landscape Design – This award recognizes the projects featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living outdoor environment that characterizes the new models for site planning.
Urban Design – 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.
Residential Interior: Interior design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living environment for inhabitants that characterizes the new models for living.
Commercial Interior: 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.
Corporate Interior: 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.
Households: Cleaning devices, Fans, Household Appliances, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Textiles, Tumble Dryers, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines, Waste systems, etc.
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.
Interior Design Elements: This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in interior design elements which contribute to the comfortable living.
Public Utility: This award recognizes the best products to be used in our cities by larger part of the visitors to enhance the user experience in public space.