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Disaster Relief Shelter overlaid on structures with blue pitched roofs

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

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.

Submission Requirements

  • The proposal to be presented on maximum two horizontal/landscape oriented A2 panels (594 x 420 mm).
  • An abstract of about 500 words submitted in an A4 word file.
  • Submission may be presented using any technique of your choice (sketches, walkthrough, 3D visualizations, model photos, images, CAD drawings, etc.)
  • A 150 dpi resolution is suggested, but larger resolutions are allowed (as long as the file doesn’t exceed 15 MB in size).

Eligibility

The competition is open to students, teachers, designers, professionals, and the inspired design community. A team can consist of three members including the team leader. You are welcome to register individually. Participants are free to submit multiple entries or projects, but each entry must be registered by a separate email ID.

Prizes

  • 1st Place: $500 USD, Certification, Publication, Interview.
  • 2nd Place: $350 USD, Certification, Publication, Interview.
  • 3rd Place: $150 USD, Certification, Publication, Interview.
  • 25 Honourable Mentions and 15 Special Mentions will be selected by the jurors for publication.
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