The Global Schindler Award

The Schindler Global Award

The Schindler Global Award is a student urban design competition. It is focused on mobility, understood as a key driver of desirable change in urban areas around the world.

What / When / Where

The Schindler Global Award (SGA) ideas competition asks students to put their skills to the test and participate in the making of livable and sustainable urban environments – with mobility in mind. Mobility systems move people, goods and ideas over road and rail, sea and air, and through neighborhoods, regions and the world. Mobility is a catalyst and a conduit for globalization and urbanization – and for the creation of better lives and neighborhoods.

Competition 2018/19

The Schindler Global Award 2018/19 will have a site in Mumbai, India.

Who / How

The SGA is open to all Bachelor and Master’s Degree students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, from degree-granting educational institutions worldwide. Participation in the competition gives students a platform for knowledge sharing, comparison and recognition. Through the use of the open competition format, common in professional design practice, students have the opportunity to gain career-oriented skills and contact with internationally renowned practitioners and experts.


The trends of urban population growth and increasing global interconnectivity continue. Cities are under pressure to be sustainable high-quality living environments that offer everyone access to the possibility of a better life. Architects, landscape architects, urban designers and planners all have a hand in creating fundamentally important design-based responses to the challenges of the contemporary city.

At Schindler we believe in a shared global responsibility for creating urban environments – the inspiration for the Schindler Global Award. Engaging the challenges of the livable and sustainable contemporary city through the SGA is part of our commitment to fulfilling this responsibility. We believe that the students of today will help create the cities of tomorrow. Participation in the SGA will help them to realize their potential and the power of design to address essential urban questions.

Three key concepts are part of the Global Schindler Award Competition:

Contact Schindler Award

Andrea Murer
Project Manager Schindler Award

Schindler Management Ltd.
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