OPEN IDEA NATIONAL COMPETITION 2018-19
IMPROVING LIVABLITY OF SMALL HOUSES
Improving livability of Small Houses or Apartments being constructed in Indian Cities under PMAY and other Affordable Housing Projects
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL.
SMALL AFFORDABLE HOUSES ARE OFTEN NOT.
A GOOD DESIGN CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
COME. PARTICIPATE. CONTRIBUTE
A competition for the Professional Designers and Students of Design Faculties wishing to contribute ideas and suggest approaches to public housing agencies and private builders, who construct thousands of affordable houses with designs that ensure : More livable and usable space for the cramped, small houses within the given area for the resident families. Better social interaction and community life among them. Sustainable delivery of services such as water, electricity and solid waste disposal etc. Greater aesthetic sensitivity in these buildings that shape the new urban landscape. These houses and buildings must get better and the architects and other designers have a role in this process. Your design interventions could change the way these families live, their children grow, houses function, buildings look and the cities develop. For Small yet Better Designed Better Functioning Better Looking Socially and psychologically better evolved houses and buildings
Photo credits :YUVA
The competition is open to Architects and Engineers, Interior and Furniture designers, Planners, Students of above Faculties, Non-governmental organizations in the settlement development field, Government agencies, professionals and NGOs working on slum upgrading and slum rehabilitation, Designers and shelter providers from the informal sector, Local and international – individuals and agencies.
Participants can join the competition either individual or team or firm/Agency.
1st Prize : ₹ 50,000
2nd Prize : ₹ 25,000
3rd Prize : ₹ 15,000
Three Special Recognition ₹ 5,000 each
Launch Date: 20 May 2018
Registration upto: 20 May to 15 July 2018
Final Submission: 15 September 2018
Result Date: 15th March 2019
- Rahul Mehrotra , Founder Principal, RMA Architects
- Marina Joseph, Associate Director, Youth for Voluntary Action (YUVA)
- Kirtee Shah, President, Habitat Forum (INHAF)
- Chitranjan Kaushik , Chief Operating Officer, EcoFirst Services
- Jaxay Shah, President, CREDAI
- Ajay Nayak, CEO, Educated Environment (EdEn)
- Laxmi Narayan, Founder, Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)
Your entries can be submitted in PDF format with a maximum size of 12MB. The deadline to submit is 15 September 2018
Results will be published on this website on 15th March 2019