[Acsp_mail] INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
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SECOND IAHH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2004 INVITATION
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
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 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 shall consist of:
Prof. Peter Schreibmayer,(Chairman) Architect, Technical University of
-Prof. Christopher Benninger, Architect Planner, CDSA, Pune, India / USA
-Prof. Rodney Harber, Architect Planner, University of Natal, Durban,
-Prof. Muktirajsinhji Chauhan, Architect, Ahmedabad, India
-Prof. Arvind Adarkar, Architect, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, India
-CAA representative on the Jury
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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
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 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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