Hof – Horizontal Farm in New Delhi. International Ideas Competition of Architecture
by AWR Competitions
The British had assumed control of Delhi in 1803. The then-existing city of about 125 thousand had been founded by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and, over the years, the population of the Indian capital, after independence, has grown beyond the 13 million units. New Delhi had continued to lure British tourists, who found it far more attractive than Indian districts in the colonial metropolis. The fast and continued growth of the city population has generated, as in many other megacities of the world, an economic and social imbalance. About 6 million people live in slums in the suburbs of New Delhi. The formation of slums is closely linked to economic cycles, trends in the distribution of national income, and in recent years with national policies for economic development. The negative effects of globalization(especially the boom and economic failures that have gradually increased economic inequality) have contributed to the huge increase of the slums.
All this is accompanied by a very relevant data: over 60% of the Indian workforce is distributed in the countryside and live on the farm economy. The problem of Indian cities, like New Delhi, is the lack of infrastructure.
Arch. Manit Rastogi – Morphogenesis Managing Partner – Chairman – India
Arch. Gurjit Singh Matharoo - Matharoo Associates Principal Architect – India
Arch. Vikas Pawar – India
Arch. Sangeet Sharma – India
Arch. Gaia Rengo – Italy
3 honorable mentions that will be awarded in the following categories: sustainable materials, technological innovation, visionary concept.
Winners and Honorable mentions will be published on the website and on Headline, the official AWR magazine.
Projects will be registered between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012 and all of them, without any exception, will be delivered by June 15, 2012 (00:00 GMT+1).
Who can participate to the competitions?
The AWR competitions are international contests for architecture, engineering and design students or neo-graduates and professionals from all over the world. Participations may be individual or in groups working to a single project.
I still have not graduated, however, should I participate to AWR competitions?
Absolutely yes. AWR Competitions is created to encourage young students to participate with their ideas and talents to the work proposed.
Can I partecipate with mixed groups?
Absolutely yes. Groups can be composed by participants from different disciplines as well as from different professional areas.
Is there a fee to join the AWR competitions?
Yes, the fee is indicated into the brief of each competition. The entry fees are necessary to offset the cost of running competitions. AWR do not take any profit from them.
Registration fees are per team or per person?
The registration fees are per team. For each competition it is set the maximum number of participants per team. Each team will receive a unique code. The participation to the competitions is made anonymous by codes. Codes will be the only way to identify the team at the trial stage.
Is it possible to submit more than one project?
Yes, it is possible to do it, but each project must have a registration code. The registration code is unique and not transferable.
Is it possible to submit the boards or any material in Spanish or French?
No, English is the only language accepted.
Is it possible to submit more than one board?
For each competition it is set a maximum number of boards to be submitted. If it is necessary, the request for other material will be clearly mentioned in the brief of each competition.
How can I send my work?
Entrants must submit their proposal via email no later than June 15, 2011 (GMT +1) to the following email address:firstname.lastname@example.org
All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example:
The folder must also contain: The official contest form containing participants personal information (available for download in the download section on the Website awrcompetitions.com).
DOWNLOADS and PAYMENT
Participants will be able to produce or use one external documentation provided by the website awrcompetition.com or personal resources.
Download the Official Competition Brief click HERE (English Version)
Download the Official Competition Brief click HERE (Italian Version)
Download Photo Pack click HERE
Download Official Covers click HERE
more info in this link awrcompetitions.com/competition/12/hof-horizontal-farm-new-delhi