The Habitat: 2.0 – Rethinking Student Housing in India

Submission: August 20, 2022
Registration: July 20, 2022
Language: English
Location: Global
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


When a student migrates to another city or a state for pursuing higher education finding a suitable accommodation that lies a proximity to the institute and offers basic amenities is a primary concern. On campus housing have a limited capacity & hence students prefer a PG i.e “Paying Guest” accommodations where in a lot of comprosie is to be done in terms of living conditions & PG’s come with a strict set of restrictions: lack of quality food, interent connectivity & personal space.

An invitation to all designers to design an innovative Student Community Living in India. A Student Community Living concept is something we are trying to achieve through this design brief. A community where a student has a range of living options to choose from , as per his/her requirements , an accommodation that comes loaded with complimentary facilities such as fitness centers , laundry services , air conditioners , food courts , play grounds , gardens & much more , a community which respects individuality but at the same time is very flexible such that it blurs the threshold between indoors & outdoors and a community that is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also functional , sustainable & fulfills the physical & psychological needs of students.

The challenge is to design a quality an innovative student housing in India for 140 student occupants having following unit types with all individual & shared amenities.

20 Studio Units
20 Double Occupancy Units
20 Four Student Sharing Units


Total Prize Money : INR 1,75,000 + 15 Honorable Mentions

1st Prize – INR 1,00,000 + Certificate + Publication
2nd Prize – INR 50,000 + Certificate + Publication
3rd Prize – INR 25,000 + Certificate + Publication

Best Student Design Entry: Certificate + Publication
Best Architect Design Entry: Certificate + Publication
Best Design Presentation Entry: Certificate + Publication


The competition is open for all creative minds irrespective of their profession. Minimum eligible age for participants is 18 years. A team can have maximum 3 members. Participants can submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with different mail id. You can also participate as an individual or two member team.

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