Architecture Competition

The Competition challenges the participants to design an urban or peri-urban housing scheme with an innovative construction system using CLT in the Indian Context; hence the design proposal should explicitly focus on innovative structural as well as spatial building systems which can explore the use of CLT in the industry.

About the Competition

Last date to register: 15 March, 2021

The Competition challenges the participants to design an urban or peri-urban housing scheme with an  innovative construction system using CLT. It is to explore cross laminated timber as a building material to  fulfil the need of urban housing which is one of the main objectives of the Indian Government. The aim of  the compeon is to create awareness and promote Cross Laminated Timber as a primary building  material for the future of housing in India. The idea is to have a system-based design to refine Housing  Architecture in India making it more sustainable, green, quick and easy to construct.  

The participants are invited to design an urban or peri-urban housing scheme catering to the needs of  different user groups depending on a proposed site context. There is no defined site location for this  Compeon. The participants are free to select a site in an urban or semi-urban fabric anywhere in the  Indian context. Although, the design proposals are expected to develop a response with the chosen  context and its climatic conditions. The program is divided into two sections as described below and  participants are free to choose any one of them for their design proposals.  

 

PROGRAM A: Innovative Mid to High-rise Building  

For Mid to High-Rise Building, to make the design proposal feasible and realizing that fire safety is a prime  consideration, the height is restricted to 30 meters. The number of units for the urban housing scheme can  be considered between 50-100 units and the size of the units can vary according to the chosen user  groups.  

PROGRAM B: Innovative Low-rise detached Housing/Villas  

For Low-Rise Housing/Villas, the number of units is 50 units and the size of the units can vary according to  the chosen user groups.  

 

The design compeon targets to introduce the innovative use of Cross Laminated Timber in the Indian  Context; hence the design proposal should explicitly focus on innovative structural as well as spaal  building systems which can explore the use of CLT in the building industry. The participants are also  allowed to pick up existing housing projects and redesign the building system using CLT as the primary  material. The proposed system can either be designed purely in Cross Laminated Timber or as a hybrid  with reinforced concrete or steel or other carbon neutral/low carbon materials like stone or earth  constructions.  

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