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ACA's 5th International Design Competition - Inhabiting Nature

ACA's 5th International Design Competition - Inhabiting Nature


"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

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?

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.

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.

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, 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



Visit our website to register and download the competition brief. http://adityacampus.org/idc/

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    ACA's 5th International Design Competition - Inhabiting Nature
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    October 29, 2017 12:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline

    October 29, 2017 12:00 AM
  • Venue

    Aditya College Of Architecture , Mumbai
  • Price


This competition was submitted by an ArchDaily user. If you'd like to submit a competition, call for submissions or other architectural 'opportunity' please use our "Submit a Competition" form. The views expressed in announcements submitted by ArchDaily users do not necessarily reflect the views of ArchDaily.

Cite: "ACA's 5th International Design Competition - Inhabiting Nature" 27 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/880517/acas-5th-international-design-competition-inhabiting-nature> ISSN 0719-8884

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