Bookmark 2.0 | Modular library challenge in rural India

SAVE Bookmark 2.0 | Modular library challenge in rural India

Last Submission Date: November 23, 2021

Last Registration Date: November 22, 2021

Language: English

Country: Rajasthan , India

Prizes: 24000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Competition Bookmark 2.0 briefed to design a modular reading and learning space that is safe, compact, and socially conscious, built for children in a rural area.

How can design create learning hotspots within remote regions that promote learning for the willing? When schools close down, how can this vast information pool available to us reach these underserved regions?

The facility is supposed to have a design scheme that is easy to use and durable in the long run. The context of the rural site requires attention since its economic, socio-cultural, and environmental aspects must be responded to. Local materials and techniques must be used to design in a way that resonates with the people of the locality. The construction must be agile and independent with minimal resource requirements, for it to be an economical design.

The aim of the design will be to promote education and its access to the local community. The rural library will have more extensive activities that can be accommodated in multi-functional spaces.  It must be a modular design that can be replicated in similar contexts around the world.

OBJECTIVES

  • Modular– The design must be modular + cost-effective and can be scalable to similar conditions across the region.
  • Access– The design must be welcoming to all groups of users, with a people-friendly design.
  • Context– The structure must be suitable to the locality and the site conditions.
  • Evolution– Anticipating upgrades, expansion, or transformation with the future according to changing needs.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

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.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: November 22, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 23, 2021
Winner Announcement: January 22, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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