building for a bilion

BUILDING FOR A BILLION- International Design Competition

Submission: January 14, 2018
Registration: January 14, 2018
Language: English
Location: Mumbai, India
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open architectural ideas competition


It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in ‘BUILDING FOR A BILLION’, an International competition under the initiative ‘India Next’ by UltraTech Cement. This competition invites Engineers and Architects, to develop innovative solutions to tackle the mammoth task of housing every Indian.

The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ (PMAY) was launched on 25th June, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India with a mission to provide a ‘home for every Indian’. The scheme includes regulated homes for the urban poor and robust (pucca) homes for the rural people. The nearest target is 10 million homes by the year 2019 and 20 million houses for the urban poor by the year 2022.

The overarching details of the competition are:

Innovative, contextual, viable, sustainable and most importantly inclusive solution for housing, along the lines of the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Professionals: Architects & Engineers (Civil/Structural)
Students: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Year (Individuals and Groups)

For more details and to register, log on to www.buildingforabillion.com. A poster announcing the competition, ‘BUILDING FOR A BILLION’ is enclosed with the letter. We request you to go through it and display it at a prominent location in your office?

Your practice is one of the leading firms in the country & is already invested in innovative design solutions. We hope that you join us in our endeavour to find inclusive solutions for affordable homes and also encourage maximum participation from your team.

Go to the competition’s website