Disaster Relief Shelter

SAVE Disaster Relief Shelter

Last Submission Date: November 20, 2021

Last Registration Date: October 20, 2021

Language: Englissh

Country: International

Prizes: 1,000 $

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Brief: Disaster Relief Shelter

India is vulnerable, in varying degrees, to a large number of disasters. Most of us will remember the year 2020 for the coronavirus pandemic. However, while the pandemic brought our human lives to a standstill, nature could not be reined in.

Amidst the raging pandemic, India survived cyclones, floods, rains, biblical plagues, industrial disasters, locust attacks, and whatnot.

The challenge is to design a transportable, sustainable shelter that can support a sizable community and requires little maintenance. Making it ideal for deployment to any disaster-stricken area lacking basic facilities and it also helps restore personal space and a sense of dignity for the victims.

Form the basis for the Future Shack, a self-contained, modular refugee shelter unit. It can be mass-produced with a minimum of materials and is easily stockpiled, making it a versatile emergency shelter unit.

The size should be roughly18 Sq.M. in size; however, the design should be able to extend up to 40 Sq.M. if the family grows. A person requires 3 Sq.M. to 3.5 Sq.M. of room, hence an 18 Sq.M. tent can accommodate up to 5 people, while a 40 Sq.M. tent can accommodate up to 11 people.

It should be easily assembled as needed within 6 hours or less on almost any terrain – with no excavation, which means construction does not add to soil erosion problems or create additional damage to the area.

Depending on the water collection solution of your design, it can also include a universal sink and shower. Keep in mind that materials have to be cheap and easy to install.

When the shelters are no longer required, they can be quickly disassembled and relocated around the world.

You can download the Detailed Brief of the Disaster Relief Shelter-Reinventing the Tents by clicking HERE.

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Requirements / Eligibility

The Competition is globally open for all Students, Working Professionals including Architects, Planners, Urban Planners, and Design Students. People from other disciplines can also participate, such as engineers, sociologists, photographers, etc. Not being necessary the presence of an architect in the team.

The main requirements of this competition are:

  • Facilitate future growth in the (modular) accommodation unit.
  • Make it easier to relocate the shelter’s doors and windows.
  • Use of sustainable and easy to get materials.
  • Integration of a water recycling system is also a bonus.
  • Basic commodities such as bathroom and kitchen are important. the main area of the shelter unit, where the family spends most of its time. This space will include a night space where members will be able to sleep, as well as a daily living space.
  • The shelter must be built using a dry construction system, which means that materials such as concrete or bricks are not permitted. As this is a temporary solution, dry construction systems must be applied.
  • The assembly technique should not require the use of power tools (since volunteers are not necessarily required to know how to use them). The shelter must be built using only hand-held mechanical tools like shovels, hammers, screwdrivers, etc. Additional features such as the solar panel system to use electricity in the event of an emergency.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: October 20, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 20, 2021
Winner Announcement: December 15, 2021

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