Live x Learn – Discovering a vertical university

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PREMISEAs our cities grow denser, tall buildings are not a luxury anymore but a necessity today. With the rampant growth of technology and the density we have to mitigate with - the overlaps between the dynamic nature of spaces are now gaining more and more evident form. For instance, restaurants which work as a coworking space in the morning, and a club by the night. Our lives are full of such examples where the nature of spaces is bending/blending every day. Hybrid Futures ‘19 is open ideas exercise that explores such programmatic ramifications in a much futuristic timeline and high-density scenarios. CHALLENGEThe fundamental aspects of learning in the coming decades - with more open learning technology, this challenge engages with a skyscraper that serves as both - A University (Public) and Housing Tower (Private). With the increasing demand for housing and the growing popularity of working from anywhere, the commute will slowly lose relevance for a lot of emerging job sectors in the future. Design challenge: How will your idea of a tall building that houses these two evident typologies of today give birth to a more hybrid future?TYPOLOGY & SITEWhile the typologies are open for you to explore, you can choose a type of University or create a new futuristic model university of your own. The housing tower is to be conceived for new settling families in the age group of 25-40years, with at least 500+ residential units. You can provide an average.JUDGING CRITERIA & JUDGESThe entries will be judged by an international jury of the competition on the following criteria:Presentation: The fundamental to a good entry is a good presentation.Concept/Idea: Quality of thought and intent in the pre-design phase.Spaces/Programme: How the spaces are calculated and ordered. Design Outcome The final architectural outcome of the solution.The judging panel can also add other criteria based on their internal discussions - which will be in line with the problem statement. Participants are advised to fulfill the above-given criteria first in their design. Names of the jury panel will be announced soon.
YEARBOOKWinners of this competition will get annually published with us in our e-yearbook and annual publications.
Registration Closes: 22 Feb 2021
Submission Deadline: 23 Feb 2021
Result Announcement: 22 Apr 2021
PRIZESPrize pool of worth 22,000$First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)Runner Up: 6 x 1300$ (For students and professionals)People’s Choice: 4 x 500$ (Open for all)Honorable Mention : 12 x 600$ Each
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