Submission: January 31, 2022
Registration: January 31, 2022
Prizes: Please see details below
The challenge is to Build with Speed, while respecting the context, which is about anchoring design with the help of the latest technologies, processes and materials to Recraft India’s growth story. Engineers and architects have to ambitiously and courageously take up the challenge to fulfil the nation’s promises, time being of the essence.
The need of the hour is speed. So newer methods of construction, design for manufacture and assembly and other technologies from all over the world need to be studied and improvised upon by the participating fraternity. Modularity will be another aspect of building with velocity to meet the year’s targets for the housing units.
The ask is multi-pronged. The design solution would need to be quickly constructible and at the same time it must create nurturing spaces that leave the inhabitants satisfied.
At IndiaNext, it is our firm belief that we do not change the goal post but rather change the way we approach it; making speed, quality and technology the game changers in our quest to meet the SDG targets.
The projects may fall under any of these two categories:
The simplicity of the module, its ability to be swiftly executed and replicated with variants to allow for creating individual experiences while responding to the existing fabric of the city neighbourhood will be viewed with a critical lens. In urban areas, the solution could be centred around the needs of: – Daily wage workers who face an absence of adequate housing facilities and infrastructure. – Slum dwellers dehoused by the infrastructure or development projects within the city. – Rental housing for people who cannot afford to buy a house in the city.
This design challenge addresses the challenge of building a home within a cluster of others while retaining the community flavour of the area under consideration. In rural areas, the areas of intervention include: – Shelter for the homeless, for e.g., the people living on the fringes of the village. – Homes for migrants who have returned home to make a new living for themselves. – Low-cost mass housing solutions for the benefactors of PMAY-G schemes.
THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
For Architects & Engineers: The participating team must comprise at least 1 architect and 1 engineer. The combination of an architect and engineer is required to optimize the aesthetic and engineering aspects of the program.
For Students: The participating team size must not be over 4. The team must comprise at least 1 student each in the penultimate year/final year of engineering and architecture studies. The combination of an architect and engineer is required to optimize the aesthetic and engineering aspects of the program.