9TH IAHH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2011
Planning and designing a hub for a rapidly developing suburban area
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.
IAHH has hosted eight 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 ninth International Student Design Competition on the theme of planning and designing a hub for a sustainable humane habitat. 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 13th International Conference on Humane Habitat at Mumbai, India. The ICHH 2011 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; Indian Association of Schools of Architecture; the Forum of Colleges of Architecture, University of Mumbai and The Commonwealth Association of Architects, UK.
The Jury shall consist of the following (subject to their confirmation)
Prof. Frank Lyons, Plymouth, U.K.
Prof. Anna Rubbo, University of Sydney, Australia
Prof. Muktirajsinhji Chauhan, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Prof. Ashraf Salama, Qatar University, Qatar, Prof. Pravin Ghaemmaghami, Tehran, Iran
In the wake of globalization and liberalization of world economic order, the human settlements are undergoing a rapid transformation. While the urban growth continues guided by policies and programmes of urban development, the city expands along the transportation arteries and suburban sprawl occurs.
The theme of the ninth IAHH International Student Design Competition focuses on the issue of promoting compact walkable communities around transportation interchange and a hub serviced by public transportation systems such as railways, metro, bus-ways, water-ways etc. It is the purpose of the ninth IAHH International Student Design Competition to investigate into this issue of rapid urbanization and resultant suburban sprawl in order to evolve a more enlightened approach to planning, design and management of humane habitats.
Site Selection and Analysis
The student competitors are required to identify such a suburban area in a city / town / metropolis in their own country or in any other country anywhere in the world. The student participants shall survey and study the station area around the hub in depth to understand the complexity of human, social, economic and infrastructure development issues involved and plan and design for its sustainable area development.
Planning and Design Brief
The design-brief requires planning and design for an urban hub around a suburban railway / metro / tram-way or bus-way interchange. The hub shall have a range of shopping and commercial buildings, and some public, cultural and social institutions within a walkable distance from each other. It will also have some restaurants, cafes, food-courts and hotels. There shall be adequate parking facilities. The area shall have a range of public open spaces with landscaping to provide the citizens with a sense of identity. Pedestrian paths and sidewalks shall ensure safety for the citizens from vehicular movements.
The proposed plans and designs shall aim to evolve a more humane hub or station area through sustainable and affordable infrastructural development strategy, appropriate construction and technology, innovative planning, creative architectural and sustainable environmental design. These shall be the main criteria for evaluation of the projects.
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 suburban area around the station / hub 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 the hub
c. Three A1 panels for innovative designs for transportation hub, work places 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 six 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 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.
Note: Last date of receipt of submission at Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India : 24th January 2011
First Prize INRs. 75,000/-
Second Prize INRs. 25,000/-
Third Prize INRs. 15,000/-
Honorable Mentions : No cash prizes
Registration Starts on November 01, 2010
Early Registration US $ 50 to be received by December 31, 2010
Registration from Jan 01, 2011 US $ 75
Queries December 31, 2010
Last date of Submission: Jan24th, 2011
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, convener,
IAHH International Student Design Competition,
ICHH 2011 Secretariat,
Rizvi College of Architecture,
Off Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai, 400 050 INDIA
Tel: 91-22-26050624 / 26044196 Fax: 91-22-26002744