The fourth 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 three 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 architecture and interior design firms/companies, practicing architects and interior designers covering pan-India, divided into 4 zones. The registrations and submissions of designs for the competition will be open for 55 days. Once the campaign ends, there will be four in-person regional jury meets which will announce the zonal winners. The zonal winners will present their designs on stage at the Grande Finale event at Mumbai on 28th April 2023.

The Category

Architectural firms, interior designing firms, practicing architects and interior designers are invited to compete for the Hansgrohe India presents Wb. Washroom Design Challenge in the following two categories:

Compact Luxury Washroom:

This category will focus on washroom designs that are focused on intelligent space management, given that space has become a premium, especially in metros. The designs should offer a luxurious experience within a compact set up.


The idea is to use technologies, materials and bath fixtures in a way to maximise the space in a small bathroom while offering functionalities and experience that can rival its larger counterparts.

Inclusive Washroom:

This category will focus on washroom designs that promote the idea of Inclusive Design. It should be able to meaningfully address the bodily diversity and difference of capacities among human beings.


Projects should facilitate unrestricted use of the space by a wider range of users through adaptive design and personal aids. It should take into account the needs and requirements of a diverse set of users – Age Inclusive, Gender Inclusive, Multi-generational household, Reduced Mobility, New borns & Kids etc.

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.



Note: The designer needs to incorporate Hansgrohe products (the 3D images of which is available in this website) while designing the washroom. The submission must include a concept note, technical drawings with plans and section details and 3D Renders in 300 DPI.

A note highlighting the various features – technology used, innovative features, Water & energy efficiency features, lighting and ventilation and safety should be provided. 

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: October 5, 2022

SUBMISSION CLOSE: January 31, 2023


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 technology, innovation, water & energy efficiency, lighting, ventilation and safety 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 Compact Luxury Washroom & the other for the Inclusive Washroom will be announced and felicitated at the Grand Finale.

The Grand Finale will be held at a 5-star hotel in Mumbai on 28th April, 2023.


The Prizes

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

1st Prize

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

2nd Prize

Rs 75,000 cash prize

3rd 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 2023

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

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