Category Archives: Competitions

LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017

What: The LafargeHolcim Awards is one of the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.

The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies that contribute to the five “target issues” for sustainable construction. The competition has two categories with different requirements: Continue reading LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017

THE CITY AND THE WATER’S EDGE COMPETITION: KRVIA@25

WHAT: Cities have had a very strong relationship with bodies of water. Many were built on the banks of rivers, some were at the seaside, others were adjacent to lakes and of course in many cases cities created their own lakes and reservoirs. No city could afford to disregard the collection, storage, use-pattern and disposal of water. Water-bodies served as modes of transportation or defense; they supported livelihoods and crafts; they created open spaces that served as a release from the confines of urban congestion. In many ways water was intimately connected with the very idea of being alive. Though cities were man-made artifacts, humans felt a sense of being grateful beneficiaries, and sometimes unwitting victims, of this capricious natural element. Water, in its presence as well as absence, was both a blessing and a threat. Thus water was not just a physical fact, it was a deep psychological presence. Continue reading THE CITY AND THE WATER’S EDGE COMPETITION: KRVIA@25

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. Continue reading TRANSPARENCE 2016: Space In Motion

Landscape Foundation: Students’ Design Competition 2016

WHAT: Theme: Change is the only constant.

You cannot step twice into the same river.
—Heraclitus, Greek philosopher

Landscape design is a spatial design discipline which is close to nature. Landscape is typically a composition of natural elements—land, water and vegetation—through which an artist or a designer conceptualizes and finally realizes a creative endeavour. Visualized to fulfil various aesthetic and functional uses, they provide a framework to a site within which the designer works. Having the natural attributes of a living medium, landscapes are born {or, conceptualized}, they grow, and they decay to be
reborn again, following the processes of nature, its rhythms and different moods throughout the year. Continue reading Landscape Foundation: Students’ Design Competition 2016

Global Architectural Competition for Indian National War Memorial & Museum

WHAT: The Government of India has sanctioned the construction of Indian National War Memorial & Museum in New Delhi. The Museum will come up in the Princess Park in the Lutyens Zone near India Gate. The Global Architectural Competition for the National War Memorial & Museum each will be conducted in two stages. Continue reading Global Architectural Competition for Indian National War Memorial & Museum

Mind Rain Students’ Architecture Competition

A) Design Project for First Year and Second Year students.

What: Design a residence for a couple living with a  pet – a crocodile ( Open to interpretation. Just make sure you design a good shelter for their pet, whichever animal you decide. ). You have the complete freedom to design the house on land, floating in the air, floating on water or even under water. We only want you to have super fun while designing a super fun house for the couple and their dear pet.

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B) Design project for 3rd, 4th and 5th Year students.
What: Design a habitat for a couple who conducts design and creative workshops. They invite students who would stay in a special hostel. You are free to choose a site anywhere in the world. Just make sure that the area of the site you choose is not less than 2 acre (8095 sqm).

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DENCITY 2016

WHAT: Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Furthermore, already overcrowded cities have to absorb people leaving their rural hometown in hope of job opportunities. There are currently over 1 billion slum dwellers in the world. This number is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030. Now, more than ever, we need to play a central role in the development of substandard neighborhoods. Slums effect much more than just housing; they affect almost all living conditions and communities as a whole. Continue reading DENCITY 2016

FuturArc Prize 2016

Small Things, Big Impact | Eco-puncture for more liveable, resilient cities

WHAT:  Our cities and neighbourhoods, the complex flows of people and resources that support them, are mostly in place and functioning, successfully or otherwise. But often, the meso-scale between building and infrastructure is neglected — that subtle realm between private development and urban network, that tenuous in-between world between planned and unplanned. This is our commons. It might be civic space, it might be nesting place for birds; it might be a conduit for water. It may well be all of the above. This space functions or dysfunctions informally, with no assistance or attention. And because it has no name, no custodian, it is left to waste or (worse) eliminated in endless cycles of urban renewal.

What if we could claim that space with small acts of eco-puncture? What would that look like, and more importantly, what manner of change would that offer? How might many small things — functioning as discrete elements but acting together — trigger a systemic change, giving us more liveable, more resilient cities? Continue reading FuturArc Prize 2016

The Merit List [TML]

The Merit List (TML) is an initiative by Matter. to recognise projects of critical relevance in terms of design and thought in the context of contemporary Indian architecture.

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Water, precious in design: Landscape Foundation

WHAT: Landscape Foundation, India invites students to explore contemporary and aesthetic manifestations of water at different scales in the Indian context, that reflect contemporary attitudes towards design, enjoyment, interpretation, health and well-being, and most of all, conservation keeping in mind its utmost value as a natural resource. Continue reading Water, precious in design: Landscape Foundation