The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is a voluntary organisation promoting the goals and objectives of evolving humane habitats.This is achieved through annual conferences, student design competition and activities in the fields of sustainable development, appropriate technologies,innovative design and planning through multi-disciplinary approach to the processes and issues. IAHH has hosted 20 International Conferences on Humane Habitats (ICHH) and 16 IAHH International Student Design Competitions (ISDC).
IAHH is pleased to announce its Seventeenth International Student Design Competition on the theme of ‘ Reflecting and Innovating Smart Humane Habitats’. 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:
International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is pleased to announce the 17th IAHH International Student Design Competition (ISDC). which is being hosted by Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA) in association with Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Belapur, Navi Mumbai, CTES College of Architecture, Mumbai and Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Architecture, Mumbai.
21st International Conference on Humane Habitat at Mumbai, India. The ICHH 2019 is being organized in association with the Council of Architecture, India; Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects; Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture; and the Forum of Colleges of Architecture, University of Mumbai.
Innovating a Humane and Resilient Community along a water channel / body.
The competition shall focus on the issues of conservation of nature and water channels and water bodies in cities and developing smart, sustainable, resilient and humane urban neighbourhoods and communities along/ around water channels / bodies. The edge of water shall be enriched with development of promenade, green spaces and play spaces.
The student competitors are required to select a water channel / water body in an existing town or city of their choice, study the area along / around the water channel / body and plan and design a project of developing smart and humane urban neighbourhoods and a community of 5,000 to 10,000 people in an urban/ regional context. The project shall focus on providing affordable housing to the different sections of the society.
The site should admeasure about 5-10 hectares. It should be accessible by an existing or proposed public transport system (bus-way / tramway/ railway). It shall cater to various income and social groups to provide diversity and a vibrant social life. It shall provide some work spaces in a mixed land-use and community level services and facilities.
The focus shall be to evolve plans and designs of housing units, groups and clusters that respond to the climate and culture of the place. It should be affordable and sustainable. Areas for each housing type shall be decided by competitors in local context.
It shall include facilities such as kindergarten, primary school, play grounds, gardens, youth centre, community centre, resource centre. It shall have a shopping centre / street with a range of shops / departmental stores to provide daily necessities for the community. It shall have a primary health-care centre / dispensaries, bank / ATM centres, repair shops / workshops, recreation club and cafés.
In order to make the community unique, the planning and design shall incorporate smart, sustainable and innovative ideas and green technologies to provide a more humane environment to live in.
The competitors shall study existing communities in the vicinity, present a socio-cultural, economic and environmental context. They will undertake a site analysis and present their concepts and ideas of evolving a smart, sustainable and humane urban community.
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 5 – 10 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 ‘Affordable’, ‘Humane’, ‘Smart’, ‘Resilient’ and ‘Sustainable’ 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: International association for humane habitat
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 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 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.
Upto November 15, 2019
November 30, 2019
December 1, 2019
December 3, 2019
December 2-9, 2019
Publication of Document
August 15, 2020
First Prize INR 1,00,000/-
Second Prize INR 75,000/-
Third Prize INR 50,000/-
For further particulars please contact:
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, President, IAHH
Prof. Anil Nagrath, SecretaryGeneral, IAHH
Prof. Ritu Deshmukh, Convener, ICHH 2019, Principal BVCOA
Prof. Alka Tawari, Principal, CTES CoA
Prof. Anand Achari, Principal, VES CoA
ICHH 2019 Secretariat:
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture (BVCOA), CBD Belapur, Sector 7, Belpada Complex, Navi Mumbai – 400614, India