Register: FEB/05/2018, Submit: FEB/20/2018, Eligibility: Any professions, designers, students; individually, teams up to 4 members, participants aged 18 – 40 years (younger than 18 and older than 35 years can participate in a team whose leader has 18-35 years), Fee: 25 USD (until DEC/05/2017), 35 USD (DEC/06/2017 – JAN/05/2018), 60 USD (JAN/06 – FEB/05/2018), Awards: Winner 1,500 USD, 1st Runner up 1,000 USD, 2 x 2nd Runner up 500 USD each, 10 Honorable Mentions
“Urbanscape” (urban landscape) is the representation of physical built environment of our city. It not only refers to the configuration of built forms but also the elements that define the interstitial space. In today’s urban landscape timelessly rising skyscrapers have overpowered the smaller yet equally important elements in our city. Through the “Urbanscape” theme we are exploring the urban furniture that enriches the built environment and improve the quality of interstitial space.
The design must enhance the overall aesthetics, functionality and usability of the space. It should be a forward-thinking design approach with the ideas of treating these interstitial spaces and create new options within existing constraints.
Additionally, the design of the urban furniture should adhere to the following points:
- It should enhance the existing interstitial spaces.
- The overall size of the furniture should not be more than 8’ x 4’ x 4’ (disassembled in case of an assembly of multiple items).
- It should be modular for ease of scalability and installation throughout the city.
- The design should correspond to the urban context for which the furniture is being designed.
- Innovation will be the key criteria of the design. Innovation in terms of material exploration, use of technology and fabrication methodology are the key points for the basis of judgment.
- Usability of the product is equally important. The design should be empathetic to the users and follow universal design principles.
- Production efficiency
- Consideration of environmental standards / carbon footprint
- Social responsibility
- Universal design
- Degree of innovation
- Degree of elaboration
- Use value and usability
- Aesthetic appeal
- Emotional appeal
- Spatial concept
Material – Innovation
- Exploration of New Material altogether
- Integration of new/interactive technology
- Exploring the capabilities of existing Material
- Use of Recycled Material