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ACA’s 5th International Design Competition: Inhabiting Nature, Cash Prizes Worth Rs. 2,70,000: Submit by Oct 29: Expired

international design competition inhabiting nature
The Aditya College of Architecture (ACA), Mumbai is organizing  the 5th edition of ACA’s International Design Competition 2017.
The Design Challenge
The Competition invites the architectural fraternity of students and academics to Design an ‘Everyday Institution’ – ranging from built form and landscape to urban renewal and systems – that responds to the city, town or country it belongs to, where communities led by dreamers, rebels, wanderers and mad scientists within us, come together to rethink, innovate and implement new ways of creating spaces and demonstrate a ground for experimentation for the future of communities that inhabit nature harmoniously.
Stages

  1. WORLDWIDE LAUNCH – Online Registration starts on the 11th of August, 2017.
  2. SUBMISSION WINDOW – Online Submission of entries begins on 13th of August, 2017. Last Date for receiving entries is the 29th of October, 2017. All Submissions shall be made in PDF or JPEG format only. Submissions shall be made only through the Unique USER ID generated after registering on the competition website.
  3. RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT – Results shall be declared on the 6th of November, 2017.
  4. AWARD CEREMONY – Post Declaration of results the winning participants would be invited to attend our Annual Festival “UDAAN” on the 15th of December, 2017. They will be felicitated with the prize amount and invited to present their work.

Student Category
(UNDERGRADUATE/B.ARCH STUDENTS)
1. SITE: Participants shall intervene on a site in the urban/rural and geographical context of their choice.

2. DESIGN INTERVENTION: The proposed design intervention could be ranging from built form and landscape to urban renewal and systems. As long as the chosen intervention fits the scope of the brief, the participants are encouraged to think on multiple scales.
3. ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open to all Bonafide Students from All Years of their Undergraduate Architecture course recognized by their respective State/Country Board of Education or by their Country’s respective Architecture Schools Associations.
4. SUBMISSION:

  • WRITE-UP: A 500 word write-up covering the following.
  • Description of your understanding and interpretation of the Brief.
  • Your argument for the proposed intervention.
  • The process & method of design. Representation of Ideas:
  • Participants can choose the adequate drawing scale to communicate their design scheme effectively.
  • They can provide any number of Architectural drawings sufficient to describe the scheme.
  • Pictures of Scaled Models, Computer generated 3D-Views, Renders, etc.
  • Diagrams, hand-made sketches and other Representational material.

5. FORMAT

  • Submit (Upload) your entries using a maximum of 1 A1 sized sheet (Portrait/ Landscape is a choice you make) NOT exceeding a combined file size of 20 MB in PDF or JPEG format only, with the above submission specifications duly complied.
  • A4 sized PDF consisting of the write-up NOT exceeding a file size of 2MB.

The format for the write up as per the following:

  • Font type: Arial
  • Font size: 11 for the matter and 14 for the Titles.
  • A Bonafide Certificate from your College/ University/ Institute certifying your admission NOT exceeding a file size of 1 MB.
  • All participant teams shall be given a Unique IDC code that you shall have to put in all your deliverables.

6. AWARDS

  • 1st Place – Rs. 1,00,000/- ($ 1550)
  • 2nd Place – Rs. 70,000/- ($ 1000)
  • 3rd Place – Rs. 50,000/- ($ 750)
  • Winning entries will be published in ACA’s COA approved publication for 2017-18.
    Citations: Certificates shall be awarded to 4 Exemplary entries.

Exclusive Young Architect Category
(GRADUATE / M.ARCH STUDENTS AND RECENT B.ARCH GRADUATES)
1. SITE: Participants shall intervene on a site in the urban/rural and geographical context of their choice.
2. DESIGN INTERVENTION: The proposed design intervention could be ranging from built form and landscape to urban renewal and systems. As long as the chosen intervention fits the scope of the brief, the participants are encouraged to think on multiple scales.
3. ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open to all Bonafide Students from All Years of their Graduate Architecture (M.Arch / M.S Arch) course recognized by their respective State/Country Board of Education or by their Country’s respective Architecture Schools Associations. Young architects, who have finished their undergraduate course in or after June 2015 are also eligible to participate.
4. SUBMISSION

  • Write-Up: A 500 word write-up covering the following.
  • Description of your understanding and interpretation of the Brief.
  • Your argument for the proposed intervention.
  • The process & method of design.Representation of Ideas:
  • Participants can choose the adequate drawing scale to communicate their design scheme effectively.
  • They can provide any number of Architectural drawings sufficient to describe the scheme.
  • Pictures of Scaled Models, Computer generated 3D-Views, Renders, etc.
  • Diagrams, hand-made sketches and other Representational material.

5. FORMAT

  • Submit (Upload) your entries using a maximum of 1 A1 sized sheet (Portrait/ Landscape is a choice you make) NOT exceeding a combined file size of 20 MB in PDF or JPEG format only, with the above submission specifications duly complied.
  • A4 sized PDF consisting of the write-up NOT exceeding a file size of 2MB.
  •  Font type: Arial
  • Font size: 11 for the matter and 14 for the Titles.
  •  A Bonafide Certificate from your College/ University/ Institute certifying your admission NOT exceeding a file size of 1 MB.
  • All participant teams shall be given a Unique IDC code that you shall have to put in all your deliverables.

6. AWARDS:  Winning entries will be published in ACA’s COA approved publication for 2017-18. Citations: Certificates shall be awarded to 5 Exemplary entries.
Contact
ADDRESS: Aditya College of Architecture,6th floor, Aditya Educational Campus,R. M. Bhattad Road, Ram Nagar, Borivali (West), Mumbai 400 092.
EMAIL ID: adityacoa.idc@gmail.com, idc.aditya@aditya-arch.edu.in
PHONE: +91 9833300496, +91 22 61106135

For more information on the competition, click here.

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