The inaugural Samdani Architecture Award invited, through open call, individuals or groups of third and fourth year Bangladeshi Architecture students to propose a new potential for learning in abandoned urban spaces across Bangladesh using ecologically sustainable, local materials and technology. From the 135 submissions received, a Bangladeshi architecture student(s) will be selected and awarded the commission to build DAS 2018’s Education Pavilion. While the pavilion will be built inside the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the design will be born from a site-specific proposal that informs the concept of the structure. The winning proposal will be selected by Aurelien Lemonier (Centre Pompidou), Jeannette Plaut (Constructo), and Shamshul Wares (Department of Architecture, State University of Bangladesh). The winner will be awarded the inaugural Samdani Architecture Award at the Dhaka Art Summit, which will provide funding towards further studies.