This is the fifth year of this competition jointly organized by Bangalore-based Mindspace Architects and Pune-based Rohan Builders. More than 1300 students from over 14 countries participated in this competition. The jury for the competition included the architects of Tezuka Architects, Takharu Tezuka – Japan, Studio Mumbai’s Architect Bijoy Jain – Mumbai and Opolis Architects – Mumbai’s Architect Rahul Gore.
The release revealed that the first runner up team was from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, consisting of Faisal Hussain, Sumaiyya Sultana and Sadman Ali who paid Rs. 35,000 with a certificate. The third podium finisher team was Anusha Mukherjee and Aman Shroff of Amity University, Kolkata, who paid Rs. 25,000 with a certificate. All winners are also eligible for a paid internship at Rohan Builders to experience real-world design and execution.
The purpose of this year’s design challenge was to provide a state of human life for transient construction workers in India. To create successful housing for construction workers, they have to realize that they are contained in a given location. They need to be able to experience a sense of community with their neighbors, although they live for a short period of time and for the transformation of families according to the demands of construction. The design should foster a sense of community and participation, the official note added.