The student participants are required to identify a site in a city of their own choice anywhere in the world for planning and designing affordable housing in sustainable humane habitat project.
The site for the project shall be about 5-10 ha which will be a brown field site located in an urban area which is at present neglected. The site may have dilapidated housing stock. The project shall aim at providing affordable housing to about 1000 families belonging to various income and social groups. A high priority shall be given to provide housing for the urban poor and low income families. The project shall aim at sustainable urban renewal of the area with a mixed land use strategy.
Site Surveys and Analysis
The participants are required to carry out detailed surveys and analysis of the area to identify the issues and problems faced by residents with respect to their housing conditions and quality of their living environment.
The individual dwelling units may vary from 30 sq.m. to 120 sq.m. It may have different types of housing for various sections of the society and different age groups of the population. It may incorporate different income and social groups.
The project should aim at designing affordable housing and evolving a sustainable community with diverse neighbourhoods. The community shall have its own local shopping facilities and also provide for some workspaces such as offices and workshops. It shall have its own network of educational institutions such as primary and high schools, health care facility, community and recreational facilities. All efforts shall be made to evolve its humane character.
Sustainable Humane Habitat
The project should aim at achieving a high standard of sustainability and affordability. It should incorporate sustainable technologies such as water harvesting, energy efficient design, recycling of wastes and other principles of sustainable humane architecture.The sustainable community should be accessible through public transportation networks and preferably be a car-free community. The landscape design of the project would aim at achieving harmony with nature thus contributing to evolution of a sustainable humane habitat.
The competition is open to all registered undergraduate / post graduate / doctoral students of any nationally recognized school, college or institution of architecture, engineering, planning, urban design, landscape design, environmental design and related disciplines of anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, social work, etc.
The Student group shall be headed by a student of architecture. The participants may be individuals or a group of not more than 5 students. The students shall fill in the registration form and air mail it along with the supporting certificates from the head / director / principal of the school / college / institution for each of the student participant.
First Prize INRs 75,000/-
Second Prize INRs.50,000/-
Third Prize INRs.25,000/-
Maximum of 5 Honourable Mentions without any case prizes shall be given.
Early registration: US $ 50 to be received by December 31, 2009
Late registration: US$ 75 up to January 25, 2010
Queries; December 31, 2010.
Final submission date: January 25, 2010.
Jury dates; January 27-28, 2010.
Awards declaration, January 31, 2010.
Publication of document: August 15, 2010