Submission: January 4, 2022
Registration: January 3, 2022
Language: English
Location: Kansas City, USA
Prizes: 24000$
Type: Open


Design a lodging center by repurposing steel grain bins in an innovative way. The lodging centre is designed to accommodate agriculture enthusiasts and trainees who will visit the city farms, to gain knowledge about agriculture processes and trade. Privacy and interaction must be guided in the layout as per the nature of activity.  The sociocultural, economic, and environmental settings of context are to be considered in the design.

Steel grain bins of diameter 21 feet are part of this challenge. The participants are required to use 12 such bins to create a space that can be used by the members of a farming community to lodge their trainees, visiting the farm for training. The lodges can be rented for 2-3 weeks.

The aim of the challenge is to understand how equipment of the past can be repurposed to meet the needs of the present. The recycling of the steel grain bins must be done conscientiously taking into consideration its various limitations.


Space Utilisation: Grain bins are huge entities built crudely and the redesign must use the bin space efficiently. The compact space can be serviced with modular elements.

Accessible: The design must be safe and accommodating to all users.

Ambiance: The planning, planning, ventilation, and materials must create a comfortable aesthetic and convenience for use.

Sustainable: The reuse project must be designed with minimal resources and waste to achieve functional output.


  • The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
  • The team limit for this competition is 4 members maximum per team.
  •  You can register more than one team but they have to be registered separately.

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