Designing for the ‘NoWhere’ People

As the world is slowly reopening, easing lockdown measures, everyone is adapting to the ‘new normal’, as we now call it. The pandemic has imposed major changes to our work and lifestyles, altering our views and priorities. While we cannot foresee the future, we can definitely say that the modifications brought about due to this pandemic are here to stay for longer.

This is a call for interventions to design liveable spaces that are adaptable, resilient, and innovative.

On a micro level, deliver a design that conforms to the idea of a sustainable shelter unit. The competition also pushes forth the idea to explore community spaces within clusters of shelter units on a macro level - schools, training units, social gathering spaces, or any other program that seems to fit with the design idea to make the lives of the residents significantly better.

Whether you choose to work on a bottom-up or a top-down approach for the workflow on the site, explore the design process on the Autodesk BIM Platform - Revit. You may choose to use Autodesk tools like Formit, Insight, Dynamo, and others in the development and representation of the design proposal

The Site

The site for the design can be a maximum of 3 ha in area. The site can already have a built mass on it and the intervention can be worked around the existing structures. Alternatively, a site that is allotted for housing/development can also be chosen. The by-laws and NBC guidelines should be applied accordingly. The scope and scale of the proposal i.e. No. of Workers/Families, No. of Dwelling Units, Clusters, Common spaces need to be identified and defined.


Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Architecture and Design across the country. (Anyone who is a student of Architecture and Design at the time of registration is also eligible to participate.)

Team Composition

A maximum of two members per team is permissible.

The members of the team can belong to the same or different academic years, colleges and courses of undergraduate or postgraduate disciplines that broadly fall under the category of Architecture and Design.

Submission Requirements

A statement defining the problem, context and the choice of site in one A4 sheet as a pdf.
5-7 Graphical Slides in 16:9 ratio, with the design process and the drawings (plans, elevations, sections and views) in a suitable graphical scale.
Acknowledgment of references used for case studies and design ideas that have been adapted from sources. All entries shall be scrutinized for evidence of plagiarism.
The submissions need to clearly document the design process. Drawings/ Graphics may be developed using Autodesk Revit and auxiliary Autodesk BIM tools. The sheets may include plans, sections, elevations, 3D views, joinery details, Dynamo scripts, and anything else that would help communicate the idea better.

Submission code and drive link for uploading the entry will be communicated to the participants after registration for the competition closes.


Cash Prizes for the top three winners:
1st: Rs 75,000/- ; 2nd: Rs. 50,000/- ; 3rd: Rs. 25,000/-
Top 10 entries to be published as a Book/Journal.
Top 10 winners will get free entry to BIM for Design Implementation Program for Architects worth Rs 50,000/-
All participants who have submitted the entries will get a discount voucher of 40% on the BIM for Design Course.
Placement Assistance for participants.
E - Certificates for all attendees of the workshop.
E - Certificates for all participants who have submitted competition entries.

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    March 05, 2021 12:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline

    March 19, 2021 12:00 AM
  • Price

  • Country Restrictions

    Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

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: "Designaddvance" 23 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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