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Call for registrations to "The Habitat: Re-thinking Student Housing in India" competition

India Architecture News - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:13   2016 views

Call for registrations to

Archmello has launched a new international competition titled "The Habitat: Re-thinking Student Housing in India". 

Introduction

Students are the backbone of any society or nation. A nation’s progress is dependent on how much is the young generation educated. India is fortunate that more than 60% of its total population of the country consists young people and most of them are the students. India is home to some 34 million students in higher education system out of which 18.6 million students are male & 16.0 millions are females which is double the size of numbers of students in the west. By 2020, India is expected to reach the student enrollment mark to 40 million. The student mobility in India, both internationally & intra-nationally is expected to rise in the coming years.

India is considered as a education hub in the Asia-pacific region. There is also a student influx from African nations & also from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Korea, Japan, China, France, Germany & USA. The student mobility in India, both internationally & intra-nationally is expected to rise in the coming years.

The real issue here is with such sheer of volume of student there is a severe lack of quality student housing in India. As against 10.4 million students in India there are only 6.1 million bed capacity meaning that the student housing sector has a huge unmet demand.

The aim of the competition is to address the unmet student housing demand in India through an innovative architectural solution. The challenge is to design a student housing community for 140 student occupants with all shared amenities. The community needs to have studio, double occupancy & four sharing units with all state of the art facilities. The design should become the “REFERENCE PROJECT” for Student Housing in India.

Registration dates

Early Bird Registrations – 10th January to 10th February – 2020 

Standard Registrations – 11th February to 11th March – 2020

Standard Registrations – 12th March to 12th April – 2020

Registration fees

10th January to 10th February – 2020 

For Students

Indian Nationals – INR 1350

Foreign Nationals – USD 25

For Design Firms

Indian Nationals – INR 1750

Foreign Nationals – USD 35


11th February to 11th March – 2020

For Students

Indian Nationals – INR 1750

Foreign Nationals – USD 35

For Design Firms

Indian Nationals – INR 2150

Foreign Nationals – USD 45


12th March to 12th April – 2020

For Students

Indian Nationals – INR 2150

Foreign Nationals – USD 45

For Design Firms

Indian Nationals – INR 2500

Foreign Nationals – USD 60

Submission dates: 13th, 14th, 15th April, 2020.

Submissions will be accepted until April 15, 2020 (23:59 IST).

Announcement of winners: May 15, 2020


Prizes

Total Prize Money : INR 2,00,000 /- + 7 Special Awards + 15 Honourable Mentions

1st Prize – INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

2nd Prize – INR 50,000/- + Certificate

3rd Prize – INR 25,000/- + Certificate

BEST STUDENT DESIGN ENTRY : INR 7500/- + Certificate

BEST YOUNG ARCHITECT DESIGN ENTRY : INR 7500/- + Certificate

BEST DESIGN PRESENTATION AWARD : INR 5000/- + Certificate

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD : INR 5000/- + Certificate


Jury

To be announced soon.


Download the competition brief here, and start your registrations here.

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