Jury Report: 11th ISDC 2013


THE 11TH IAHH International Student Design Competition.

The jury consisting of Prof. Bart Dewancker, Japan; Ar. Biju Kuriakose, Chennai, India and Ar. Martina Spies, Vienna, Austria met on January 30-31, 2013. Dr. Peter Schreibmayer, Austria and Dr. Parveen Ghaemmaghami, Iran were unable to attend the jury. There were only 9 entries this year.

The evaluation of the projects made by the jury was based on a mixture of several criteria; first of all we’ve looked at the

understanding of the issues and site. Planning strategies, considerations of the local communities, and the way those aspects and strategies had been translated in the overall urban and architectural design expressed in the proposals. Among the 9 proposals, we’ve selected 2 projects worth the 1st and 2nd prize, because we could find coherence between the handled issues in relation to the selected site, above that the proposals were based on sharp and keen analyses. Also we’ve selected 2 projects worth anhonorable mention; those both proposals had made good studies of the issues or analyses of the site, however in the design proposals a profounder relation between the analyses and the designs would have made the projects more convincing.

The Jury unanimously agreed to give only the first and second prize and they identified two entries for honourable mentions. The details are as follows:


Team1500708 : First Prize


Pratik Nimbarte, Jai Bhadgaonkar and Ketaki Tare

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.

In the selection of the site, there is an approach of the problematic as can be find in the whole city of Bombay zooming into the site of the fishermen’s neighborhood. The first steps of the design approaches are based on the analyses, looking especially at movement patterns, housing typologies, etc. The project has

good spatial qualities of the newly proposed spaces, especially as is designed on the level of pedestrians. There is a strong implementation of the new and future elements to the existing fishermen’s village. It’s an inspiring project to all of us.


Team 1472685: Second Prize


Yasir Hameed,

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India


Rather than selecting a specific site in an existing city, this is a proposal to find solutions for a universal problem. Besides of the spatial analysis of the selected site, there is a profound analysismade which is based on the specific issue of the chosen leprosy problem, where in the planning approaches they are trying to suggest ways to reintegrate through for example agricultural activities and other related social activities. If the architecture design was more inspired similar as the way they did in the small details such as taking care in selecting the trees, then the whole design would have been more convincing.


Honorable mentions


Team 2013221:

Sushmita Paul, Varish Panchal and Mithila Manolkar,

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India


In taking care of selecting the site, not only social problems facing the whole city of Mumbai, but also physical urban features as flood plains have been taking in consideration. The planning strategies, expressed in layering the different aspects of the ideas behind the designs are highly appreciated. The formal manipulations of the architecture, however, are not enough covering the findings of the profound analyses.


Team 3512345:

Phonchanok Chaksuthip, Yaowarat Kekina, Yannawith Pothong,

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand




Kimura Yoshitaka, Dian Sekartaji,

The University of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan


In this project, there are fine analyses of the site in relation to the adjacent areas in terms of economic and social aspects. The sponge design concept could have been more elaborated not only for the newly proposed buildings but also in relation to the fabric of site spreading into the surrounding area as well. We were a bit missing the concept of the green “spirit” community in the drawings.


Prof. Bart Dewancker Ar. Biju Kuriakose Ar. Martina Spies

Mumbai, India. 31st January 2013.



Secretariat: Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter Road, Bandra W, Mumbai 400 050 India.

31st January 2013