Register: FEB/15/2019, Submit: FEB/15/2019, Eligibility: Architects, engineers (civil/structural); students 3rd, 4th and 5th year (individually, teams), Fee: Free, Awards: Total prize: 15,00,000 INR (Indian Rupee) (about 21,510 USD)
The Government of India, through the Ministry of Rural Development, has identified villages under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, which can be benefitted immediately. Select a village of 10,000-20,000 inhabitants that falls in this list and is geographically accessible to be studied in earnest. A thorough study of its facilities and drawbacks, will be an eyeopener but will also provide the basis on which to propose the intervention. The process will require identification of atleast one unique feature of the village – structural or environmental, and one pressing architectural, planning or infrastructural issue, the solution of for which will form the basis of this competition. Within the context of the evolving realities in rural India, IndiaNext has identified the following three areas of buildable design interventions. Participants are free to select any one for their submission or explore a fourth option that they think is more relevant in the current scenario.