TRANSPARENCE 2016: Space In Motion

WHAT: The theme for Transparence 2016, an annual students’ competition organised by Ethos India and Saint Gobain is Space In Motion.

The programme brief is Performing Arts Centre at the Pragati Maidan complex, New Delhi.

Pragati Maidan in New Delhi has been an epicenter of culture, history and art and has been playing an active part in encouraging and showcasing this since 1972. It has also been home to several literary fests, trade fairs and theatre over the years, inspiring and nurturing artists and their art. With such a rich legacy, Transparence 2016 gives you an opportunity to design and create a Performing Arts Centre at the Pragati Maidan complex.

The core elements to consider while designing this Performing Arts Centre will be – PEOPLE, PACE & PLACE.

PEOPLE: While the artist is at the core of any performance, the people who work along with the artist and the audience that immerse themselves in the performance, play an equally vital role to enhance and complete the journey.
PACE: Any performance has a pre, during and post. From an artist’s perspective, each of the 3 stages require the perfect measure of time to elevate the final experience.
PLACE: The challenge is to design a dynamic and versatile art centre, that adapts to diverse art forms and activities.


Transparence ’16 is open to undergraduate students of architecture, civil engineering and design.Applicants who are awaiting their final year results may also register and additionally send their details (names of team members, email IDs, mobile numbers, and college name) to


Teams to comprise of a maximum of three members.
A two-stage competition:
First stage: Regional juries – North, South, East and West.
Second Stage: Grand Finale.
The venue for the first stage regional juries will be communicated to all the participants. There will be no presentations by the teams at the regional juries. However, the teams will get an opportunity to hear the jury comments and interact with them.

The mentor for this year’s transparence is Sonali Bhagwati, President, DPA

Location: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Total Site Area
13.5 acres of which 8.5 acres to be used to design the Performing Arts Centre, and the remaining 5 acres can be used as deemed fit.
Area Programme
Accommodate at least 3 different kinds of Performing Art forms and 3 different kinds of Stages for scales of audience. A restaurant or café and at least 2 other activities other than performing arts such as – classrooms, exhibition spaces, cinema halls, etc. to be a part of the design.



National Winner: Rs.75000/- per team, a trophy and a certificate.
National First Runner-up: Rs.50000/- per team, a trophy and a certificate.
National Second Runner-up: Rs.25000/- per team, a trophy and a certificate.
Regional Winners: Rs.18000/- per team, a certificate and an opportunity to win the coveted National Trophy.

All participants with submissions that are found technically complete by the jury will be awarded a certificate

17th October, 2016 : Last date for Registrations.

24th October, 2016: Submissions need to reach the address below:
Ms.Gita Balakrishnan
23 Woodlands Syndicate, 8/7 Alipore Road
Kolkata 700027
Ph: 9051642739

To register,
For registration related queries write to Ms. Rama at For queries related to the brief write to Ar. Vidhya Gopal –

A maximum of twelve A3 sheets or five A2 with a readable scale of drawing.
Please note that, we would advise you to restrict your word limit on the A3/A2 sheets to 100-150 words per sheet.
All entries to be accompanied by soft copies.
Please ensure that the presentation is in a power point format compatible with MS Office 2007 with not more than 20 slides.
Hard copy: Please write names and other team details only on the rear side of the sheets in a size not larger than 2” X 5” and only on the first/ last slide of the ppt.
Soft copy: Please write names and other team details only on a separate first sheet before your presentation. This sheet will be additional and not be included in the allotted 20 sheets for soft copy.
Entries with names written on the soft copy and/or hard copy (other than what is mentioned earlier) will be subject to disqualification.

All information and details on:
T: +91 90516 42739

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