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      The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is a voluntary
      organization promoting the goals and objectives of evolving humane
      habitat, through sustainable development, appropriate technology,
      innovative design and multi-disciplinary approach to restructure policies,
      programming, planning and design for conservation, redevelopment and
      development. IAHH hosted its first International Student Design
      Competition on the Theme of Housing for the Urban Poor in 2002-03. 37
      entries from 13 countries were
      received from among 52 student teams, having registered from 15 different

      IAHH is pleased to announce its SECOND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN
      COMPETITION on the theme of Re-vitalization of an urban area as a
      sustainable community. The competition is open to students of
      architecture, urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture and
      related disciplines of anthropology, sociology, economics, geography,
      social work etc.

      Rizvi College of Architecture is hosting the 6th International Conference
      on Humane Habitat at Mumbai, India and the 2nd IAHH International Student
      Design Competition.
      The ICHH 2004 is being organized in association with:
      -The Brihan Mumbai Centre of the Indian Institute of Architects.
      -The Forum of Colleges of Architecture, University of Mumbai.
      -The Commonwealth Association of Architects is expected to endorse the

      In the wake of globalization and liberalization of world economic order,
      the cities are undergoing a rapid transformation. While the urban growth
      continues guided by policies and programmes of urban development, there
      are vast areas, which have become economically and socially depressed and
      environmentally degraded with dilapidated stock of housing and work
      It is the purpose of the second IAHH International Student Design
      Competition to investigate into this issue of urban decay and degradation
      in order to evolve a more enlightened approach to planning, design and
      management of revitalization, restructuring, redesign, conservation and
      redevelopment of such urban areas. This will facilitate regeneration of
      depressed urban communities.
      The student competitors are required to identify such an area in a city /
      town / metropolis in their own country or in any other country anywhere in
      the world. The community may be about 1500 to 3000 people, with jobs for
      500 or more people. The urban area may admeasure about 10 hectare or so.
      The student participants shall survey and study the area in depth to
      understand the complexity of issues involved and plan and design for its
      revitalization and renewal.

      The design requires planning and design for an urban community of 500 to
      1000 units of dwelling and about 500 or more jobs in different
      establishment suited to the location and context. The housing typology and
      nature of work places may vary as per the social, cultural, economic and
      environmental context. The area and type of housing units and work places
      shall depend on the existing and proposed demand for housing and working
      in the area.

      The proposed plans and designs shall aim to evolve a more HUMANE community
      through SUSTAINABLE and AFFORDABLE development strategy, APPROPRIATE
      construction and technology, INNOVATIVE planning, architectural and
      environmental design. These shall be the main criteria for evaluation of
      the projects.

      The project proposal should not just be an isolated community, but a key
      component of the city fabric and it should support elements of the city
      system, by perhaps becoming a "SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITY" with a
      neighborhood shopping core, walkable mixed use high-density housing,
      connecting to either an express bus or light rail corridor.

      The teams should show the connections with the city, as well as their
      component, community design. The component design should also be a
      "connector" to the larger city and that implies a "NODE" which is a place
      of modal split between say express buses and pedestrians and cycles. The
      community should have high enough densities to be EFFICIENT. There should
      be a hierarchy of spaces engendering CONVIVIALITY. Diagrams will show

      The design submission shall be presented on 6 A1 drawings / 3 A0 drawings
      preferably mounted on foam-board which shall include:
      1. Two A1 panels for contextual, social, economic and environmental
      analysis, site analysis of the existing urban area admeasuring about 10
      hectare showing its location in urban context along with photographs.
      2. One A1 panel for proposed area development to the scale of 1:500/1:1000
      for a community of about 1500 to 3000 people or more.
      3. Three A1 panels for innovative designs for housing, work places and
      related shopping and supporting social, educational, health-care and
      recreational facilities to a scale of 1:100 / 1:200
      4. A brief report identifying the context, analysis, concept, planning and
      design approach of the proposal on not more than 10 A4 sheets in Arial 10
      font size with illustrations and photographs.
      5. The participants may send CDs containing the drawing and report for
      publication purposes. These CDs may be used by the Jury for consideration
      of the Awards. However, the drawings must be submitted. It may be noted
      that CDs alone will not be accepted.

      The competition is open to all registered 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,

      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
      supporting certificates from the head / director of the school / college /
      institution for each of the student participant.

      THE JURY
      The Jury shall consist of:
      Prof. Peter Schreibmayer,(Chairman) Architect, Technical University of
      Graz, Austria
      -Prof. Christopher Benninger, Architect Planner, CDSA, Pune, India / USA
      -Prof. Rodney Harber, Architect Planner, University of Natal, Durban,
      South Africa
      -Prof. Muktirajsinhji Chauhan, Architect, Ahmedabad, India
      -Prof. Arvind Adarkar, Architect, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, India
      -CAA representative on the Jury

      1. The participants shall assume a seven digit numerical code, which shall
      be written in right hand bottom corner of the drawings in 9cm x 9 cm
      2. A plain sealed envelope containing the copy of the registration form
      with the name/s of the participants and the institution shall be enclosed
      with the submission of entry. The seven-digit code shall be written on top
      of the copy of the form as well as on the envelope.
      3. The drawing shall be in black and while or colour and they shall be
      prints Originals. The drawings may be hand drawn or computer out puts. No
      original drawing shall be sent. The Original drawings shall be retained by
      the participants.
      4. The documents shall be sent by airmail / courier and not by air-freight
      company. The participants shall bear the expenses for its transshipment
      including taxes if any.
      5. The drawing and design copyright shall be with the authors.
      6. The IAHH shall have the rights to its publication and exhibition.
      7. The drawings shall not be returned, as they shall be required for
      traveling exhibition and publication.
      8. IAHH may bring out a publication, documenting award winning projects
      and other significant projects. The winning projects may be published in
      professional and institutional journals.
      9. The jury shall have full freedom to decide on the awards and their
      decision shall be final and binding on all the participants.
      10. The IAHH guarantees a free and fair student design competition.

      First Prize INRs. 50,000/-
      Second Prize INRs. 25,000/-
      Third Prize INRs. 15,000/-
      Commendations/ Honorable Mentions (No cash prizes)

      For students from non-SAARC countries
      Early US$ 20
      Late US$ 50
      For students from SAARC countries
      Early INRs.1000
      Late INRs.2500
      Early Registration December 15, 2003
      Late Registration January 15, 2004
      Queries January 1, 2004
      Submission January 26, 2004
      Jury January 27-29,2004
      Awards Declaration January 30, 2004
      Publication of document December 2004

      For further particulars:
      Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Convener /
      Prof. Anil Nagrath, Technical Co-ordinator,
      IAHH International Student Design Competition,
      Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter Road,
      Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050 India
      Tel:91-22-26050624 / 26044196
      E Mail: ichh2004@...
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