The Jury first noted the small number of entries; in spite of the importance and significance of the problem posed by the competition brief, and the substantial prize money being offered.
Of the Schemes as the competition entries, the jury noted the variety of approaches even in the small sample.
From pre-fabrication as a solution for affordability, to geometrical ingenuity for spatial organisation, to working from the existing matrix of roads and open spaces and improving dwelling design.
The Scheme which improved the existing facilities matrix and went beyond the problem of density and affordability, to focus on dwelling as a home in society, was accepted by the jury unanimously as the best entry. The Scheme was distinguished by clear presentation and inspired thinking. By placing the inhabitants at the centre of incremental housing process, the scheme becomes implementable and economically viable.
The entries were ranked in the ascending order of merit as follows:
The Jury appreciated the efforts of the entrants, and expressed hope for more active participation in the future.
Prof. M. N. Ashish Ganju (Chairman), New Delhi, India
Dr. Martina Spies, Vienna, Austria
Ar. Nitin Killawala, Mumbai, India
Ar. Biju Kuriakose, Chennai, India
31st January 2017
Prof. Anil Nagrath, Secretary General, IAHH annouced the results of the competition at the concluding session of the 19th ICHH 2017 hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India.
The followings are the winners:
First Prize: Entry No: 9930586 Mihir Desai, Lekha Sawant, Chinmay Shidhore, Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai
Second Prize: Entry No. 9920857 Pranav Thole & Pramada Jagtap,
Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai
Third Prize: Entry No. PAN2178 Ankit R. Gaidhani, Palak Aggarwal & Sohail Plasterwala, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
Honourable Mention: Entry No. 6191254. Sohail Shaikh, Arsh Khatri, Burhan Patel, Yunus Kasu & Anas Ishke, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai.
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan,
Convener ICHH & ISDC 2017
Founder President, IAHH
Mumbai, 3rd February 201