INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HUMANE HABITAT (IAHH)
11TH IAHH International Student Design Competition
Theme: Redevelopment of a high density urban community in an existing city
The 11th IAHH International Student Design Competition (ISDC) shall focus on the theme of redevelopment of a dense residential locality in an existing city with an aim to transform the area into a vibrant humane and sustainable community through innovative planning, design and construction which addresses the key issue of evolving sustainable humane habitats.
Site Selection and Analysis
The participants are required to select a metropolitan area in their / any country and study the social, economic and environmental context of the metropolis and identify a site approximately admeasuring 10-15 ha. The analysis should be used to develop a planning and design brief for addressing the demands of a projected population over a period of 20-25 years.
Planning and Design Brief
The proposal should include designs for affordable and sustainable housing for different income and social groups, as found from the analysis of the area and supporting facilities and services.
a. The proposal should present a strategic plan for redevelopment of the area into a high density, humane and sustainable community with related shopping, social, health care, educational, recreational facilities and sustainable infrastructure. The community shall have a target population (maximum) of 20,000-30,000 people. The exact density will depend on the specifics of the selected metropolis.
b. The proposal should include urban design guidelines for redevelopment of the area into a humane and sustainable community, which could be used for such redevelopment in a given metropolitan area or region.
c. The proposal should have detailed plans, sections, elevations and views of affordable housing units of various sizes to suit different income and social groups.
d. It is important to have an ecological approach towards evolution of a humane architecture synthesising buildings, landscape and infrastructure into a sustainable community. It should be based on bio-climatic design, using eco-friendly materials and technologies, with innovative design and planning approaches.
Architecture should reflect the philosophy of the planning and design team and their critical approach towards the key issues of urban redevelopment and re-inventing our metropolises as humane habitats. The humanizing our habitats shall include planning, designing, constructing, managing redevelopment processes aimed at promoting good health, safety, peace, harmony, sustainable development, greater equality and citizen participation symbolic of the spirit of 21th century.
Dr. Peter Schreibmayer, Architect-Educator, Graz, Austria
Dr. Pravin Ghaemmaghami, Architect-Urban Designer, Toronto, Canada
Prof. Bart Dewanker, Architect-Educator, Fukuoka, Japan.
Ar. Biju Kuriakose, Architect-Urban Designer, Chennai, 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 metropolis/ large city admeasuring about 10- 15 hectare showing its location in urban context along with photographs.
b. One A1 panel for proposed area re-development to the scale of 1:500 / 1: 1000, for a sustainable area development of mixed zoning, affordable housing and sustainable community development.
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.
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. 50,000/-
Third Prize INRs. 25,000/-
Honorable Mentions: No cash prizes
Early Registration US $ 50 to be received by December 30, 2012
Late Registration US $ 75 Up to January 30, 2013
Queries December 30, 2012
Latest date of receipt of submission at RCA, Mumbai January 29, 2013 2013
Jury Jan 30-31, 2013..
Announcement of the result February 3, 2013
Exhibition: 1-7, Feb 2013 at Rizvi College of Architecture
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Convener, ISDC 2013
Assoc. Prof. Anand Achari, Tech.Coordinator, ISDC 2013
IAHH International Student Design Competition,
ICHH 2013 Secretariat,
Rizvi College of Architecture,
Off Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai, 400 050 INDIA
Tel: 91-22-26050624 / 2044196