10th IAHH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2012
Theme: Planning and Designing Sustainable Communities in Small Towns /Cities.
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 multidisciplinary approach to restructure policies, programming, planning and design for conservation, redevelopment and development of humane habitats.
IAHH has hosted nine International Student Design Competitions since 2003 on various themes related to sustainable, affordable, appropriate humane habitats. On an average 50 entries are received from about 15 different countries.
IAHH is pleased to announce its Tenth International Student Design Competition on the theme of planning and designing of a sustainable community in a small town. The competition is open to students of architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture and related disciplines of anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, social work etc.
Hosts and Associates:
Rizvi College of Architecture is hosting the 14th International Conference on Humane Habitat at Mumbai, India. The ICHH 2012 is being organized in association with the Council of Architecture, India; The Commonwealth Association of Architects, UK., World Society for Ekistics, Greece; Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects; Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture; Indian Association of Schools of Architecture, Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association, Mumbai and the Forum of Colleges of Architecture, University of Mumbai.
The 10th IAHH International Student Design Competition (ISDC) shall focus on the theme of planning and designing a sustainable community in a small town/city with less than 1,00,000. The participants are required to select a small town in their / any country and study the socio-economic and environmental context of the town and identify a site admeasuring about 10-15 ha and plan for a sustainable community of 6,000-10,000 people to be developed over a period of 10-15 years with supporting educational, health care, social, cultural and recreational infrastructure.
The proposal should include designs for affordable housing for different income and social groups, as found from the analysis and its supporting social, institutional and technical infrastructure. Including transportation, parking, utilities & services. It is important to have an ecological approach towards architecture, landscape and planning incorporating bio-climatic design, eco-friendly materials and services with integrated design principles focusing on conservation and enrichment of environment.
Architecture should reflect the philosophy of planner-designer team and their critical approach to addressing the key issues of humanizing our habitats through planning, designing, constructing, managing and developing sustainable humane habitats promoting good health, safety, peace, harmony, sustainable development, greater equality, and citizen participation symbolic of the spirit of 21st century. The Jury shall consist of the following (subject to their confirmation)
Dr. Peter Schreibmayer, Technical University of Graz, Austria.,Dr. David McClean, Aberdeen, U.K. Dr. Pravin Ghaemmaghami, Tehran,Iran, Prof. Bart Dewanker, Japan; Dr. B. Shashi Bhooshan, Bangalore, India. ( The jury is subject to their confirmation and possible change.)
The design submission shall be presented on 6 A1 drawings / 3 A0 drawings which shall include:
a. 2 A1 panels for contextual, social, economic and environmental analysis, site analysis of the existing urban area in a small town admeasuring about 10- 15 hectare showing its location in urban context along with photographs.
b. One A1 panel for proposed area development to the scale of 1:500 / 1: 1000, for a sustainable area development of affordable housing and sustainable community.
c. Three A1 panels for innovative designs for a sustainable community with affordable housing and related shopping and supporting public, social, cultural, educational, health-care and recreational facilities to a scale of 1:100 / 1:200
d. Participants should list in no more than 150 words the five most important architectural criteria that they used to define the ‘Humane’ contribution made by their scheme in 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.
e. 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 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 supporting certificates from the head / director of the school / college / institution for each of the student participant.
Terms and Conditions
1. The participants shall assume a seven digit numerical code, which shall be written in right hand bottom corner of the drawing in a 9cm x 9 cm box.
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 white or colour and they shall be prints
of the Originals. The drawings may be hand drawn or computer out puts. No original drawing shall be sent.
4. The documents shall be sent by airmail / courier and not by air-freight company. The participants shall bear the expenses for its transhipment including taxes if any. All participants should mention “zero commercial value” in the consignment form sent via air courier.
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 travelling 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. 75,000/-
Second Prize INRs. 25,000/-
Third Prize INRs. 15,000/-
Honorable Mentions: No cash prizes
Early Registration US $ 50 to be received by December 30, 2011
Late Registration US $ 70 Up to January 31, 2012
Queries December 30, 2011 Latest date of receipt of submission at RCA, Mumbai January 31, 2012 Jury Feb 1-2, 2012. Announcement of the result February 5, 2012
The student participants have to fill in the attached registration form and mail it along with the registration fees and a certificate of their studentship from the Head of the Department / Institute / Faculty of Architecture or related discipline, addressed to:
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, convener,
Prof. Anand Achari, Technical Co-ordinator
IAHH International Student Design Competition,
ICHH 2012 Secretariat,
Rizvi College of Architecture,
Off Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai, 400 050 INDIA
Tel: 91-22-26050624 / 2044196
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