3rd IAHH International Student Design Competition 2005


The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is a voluntary
organization promoting the goals and objectives of evolving humane
habitat, through sustainable development, appropriate technology,
innovative design and multi-disciplinary approach to restructure
policies, programming, planning, design and management of conservation,
redevelopment and development of habitat.

IAHH has hosted two international student design competitions during
2002-04. The first IAHH student design competition focused on the issue
of housing for the urban poor. 37 entries were received from among 52
student teams who had registered for the competition from 15 different
countries. The second competition took up the subject of revitalization
of an urban area as a sustainable community. 28 entries were received
out of 51 student teams who had registered for the competition from 15
different countries.

Theme: Enlightening Learning Environments

We are living in a knowledge society where the progress of civilization
is determined by the state of education, research and enlightened
understanding. Each country, region and area has developed educational
infrastructure to address the needs and aspirations of peoples for
education. However, the pattern of educational development is uneven.
There may be critical shortages or needs to develop new institutions. We
need to evolve enlightening environments for learning to enrich our
habitats to cope up with the fundamental need for education and research.

It is the purpose of the competition to undertake surveys and analysis
to identify the critical need for enhancing professional / vocational
educational facilities in a given context of a region / area. The
context would include the social, cultural, economy, environmental and
physical. After a careful analysis the students are required to identify
the need for a particular academic discipline or disciplines to be
developed or redeveloped on an appropriate site or a group of plots
admeasuring about 10 ha. depending upon context, disciplines and
academic programme.

The project brief to be developed shall include facilities for learning,
such as lecture rooms, studios, laboratories, exhibition, workshops,
administration, cafeteria, conference hall, seminar rooms, library,
computer centre, resource rooms, reprographic and publication cells,
research cells, student activity rooms, first aid, security, spaces for
social interaction, cultural and sports activities. It shall include a
residential academic community of about 500 people, including   maximum
of 400 students and 100 faculty members. Housing component shall include
student boys and ladies hostels, faculty residences / apartments and
supporting community facilities. Project planning and design shall
address the key issues of sustainability, affordability,
appropriateness, social relevance and innovation.

The site shall be sensitively serviced and landscaped ensuring its
sustainable development. The proposed design shall provide for safe and
secured pedestrian movement and provide adequate parking for cycles,
mobikes, cars and buses. The architecture of the institution should
reflect humane concerns; it should make appropriate choices of materials
and technologies and contribute to development of a sustainable
institution. The aim should be to evolve educational environment that
will inspire and stimulate quest for excellence.

Submission Requirements

The design submission shall be presented on 6 A1 size drawings / 3 AO
drawings, which shall include the following:

1 Max two panels for contextual, social, economic and environmental
analysis, site analysis of an area or areas incorporating separate sites
admeasuring about 10 ha.

2. One A1 panel for proposed site development to the scale of 1: 500 or
1:1000 for the academic community.

3. Three A1 panels for innovative, appropriate and sustainable designs
for institutional development including learning spaces and supporting
facilities, cultural, social and sports facilities for the academic

4. A brief report identifying the context, analysis, concept, planning
and design approach of the proposal on not more than 10 A4 sheets in
Arial 10 font size with illustrations and photographs.

5. The participants are required to send CDS containing the proposal
including drawings and report, photos of the models etc for publication
purposes. The Jury for consideration of the Awards may use these CDs.
However, it may be noted that CDs alone will not be accepted.


The Competition is open to all registered students of any nationally
recognized school, college or institutions of architecture, urban
design, planning, landscape design, environmental design. The team may
have members from any related discipline.

The student group shall be headed by a student of architecture / related
discipline with architectural undergraduate background. The participants
may be undergraduate, graduate, post graduate or doctoral students. The
participants may be individuals or a group of not more than 5 students.

The students shall fill in the registration form and airmail it along
with the supporting certificates from the head / director of the school
/ college / institution for each of the student participant.


Terms and Conditions

1.The participants shall assume a seven digit numerical code, which
shall be written in right hand bottom corner of all the drawings in 9cm
x 9 cm boxes.

2. A plain sealed envelope containing the copy of the registration form
with the name/s of the participants and the institution shall be
enclosed with the submission of entry. The seven-digit code shall be
written on top of the copy of the form as well as on the envelope.

3.The drawing shall be in black and white or colour and they shall be
prints. The drawings may be hand drawn or computer out puts. No original
drawing shall be sent. The participants shall retain the original drawings.

4.The documents shall be sent by airmail / courier and not by airfreight
company. The participants shall declare the submission as documents
without any commercial value. The participants shall bear the expenses
for its transshipment including taxes / customs duty if any.

5.The drawing and design copyright shall be with the authors.

6.The IAHH shall have the rights to its publication and exhibition.

7.The drawings shall not be returned, as they shall be required for
traveling exhibition and publication.

8.IAHH may bring out a publication, documenting award winning projects
and other significant projects. The winning projects may be published in
professional and institutional journals.

9.The jury shall have full freedom to decide on the awards and their
decision shall be final and binding on all the participants.

10.The IAHH guarantees a free and fair student design competition.

International Jury

Dr. Suha Ozkan, Switzerland / Turkey; Prof. George Henderson, United
Kingdom (CAA), Prof. Peter Schreibmayer, Austria; Dr. Ashraf Salama,
Egypt; Ar. Koichi   Nagashima, Japan and Prof. Muktirajsinhji Chauhan,




The student participants have to fill in the attached registration form
and mail it along with the registration fees and a certificate of their
studentship from the Head of the Department / Institute / Faculty of
Architecture or related discipline, addressed to Convener, IAHH
International Student Design Competition, Rizvi College of Architecture,
Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050 INDIA.

Registration Fees and Deadlines
Foreign countries (except SAARC countries)
Early registration: US $ 25 up to November 15, 2004
Late registration:  US $ 50 up to January 27, 2005

Indian and SAARC countries
Early registration INRs 1250 up to November 15, 2004
Late registration  INRs 2500 up to January 27, 2005

Registration fee shall be paid by a banker’s cheque or through money
transfer in favour of “Rizvi College of Architecture Conference A/C ”
payable at Mumbai, India.


Announcement March 27, 2004        
Queries: Up to January 1, 2005
Latest Submission: January 27, 2005
Jury : January 27 & 28, 2005
Awards Declaration: January 31, 2005
Exhibition: February 1- 8, 2005
Publication of Document: December 15, 2005

For further particulars, please contact:

Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Convener,
Prof. Anil Nagrath, Technical Co-coordinator,
IAHH International Student Design Competition Secretariat
Rizvi College of Architecture,
Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050 INDIA
Tel: 91-22-26050624 /26044196 Fax: 91-22-26002744
Email: [email protected]