"The idea of using development as an engine to protect open space, strengthen communities, reduce auto-mobile use and even restore damaged ecosystems is an exciting one.... It will require a paradigm shift to move society 'from thinking the best it can do is to minimize negative impact, toward a view in which development is seen as both contributing to the growth of healthy human communities while simultaneously restoring (not merely sustaining) the natural environment. '"
- Alex Wilson, Green Development, 1998
ACA has been organizing the International Design Competition annually for past four years (from its inception-2013) to establish connections among the global architectural students community and academia, to create reference points much beyond it's immediate context and have a meaningful and progressively enriching dialogue on architecture by breaking regional and contextual boundaries that we create for ourselves
ACA's 5th International Design Competition is now open for Registration !
This year we invite students, recent graduates and academicians to explore the competition brief; "INHABITING NATURE"
This year we have expanded our participant pool by opening the competition to members of academia as well.
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. We wish to investigate various forms in which this co-existence manifests itself. Must we strive towards creating a symbiotic relationship with our environment? Should we mimic the systems available in nature to generate adaptable outcomes? Or is there a possibility to invent a completely new approach altogether to inhabit nature?
Download brief at http://adityacampus.org/idc/im...
Winning entries at the IDC 2017-18 shall receive Certificates and a Prize amount as follows:
1st Place–RS. 1,00,000/-
2nd Place – RS. 70,000/-
3rd Place – RS. 50,000/-
Citations: Certificates shall be awarded to 4 Exemplary entries.
1st Place: Rs. 25,000/-
2nd Place: Rs. 15,000/-
3rd Place: Rs. 10,000/-
Citations: Certificates shall be awarded to 2 Exemplary entries.
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Citations: Certificates shall be awarded to 5 Exemplary entries.
Winning entries will be published in ACA's COA approved publication for 2017-18.
This year our JURY panel includes :
Ar. Ken Yeang, Principal & Founder, TR Hamzah and Yeang
Ar. Andy Chong, GM, TR Hamzah and Yeang
Ar. KR Jaisim, Principal, Jaisim Fountainhead
Ar. PK Das, Principal, PK Das and Associates
Ar. Vikas Dilawari Principal, VDA
Ar. Jamshed Banaji, Principal, Banaji and Associates
ONLINE REGISTRATION WINDOW : 13 Aug - 29 Oct 2017
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION : 29 Oct 2017
Visit our website to register and download the competition brief.
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