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Monument of Hope: Healing Through Architecture competition

India Architecture News - Aug 08, 2022 - 18:31   1334 views

Monument of Hope: Healing Through Architecture competition

The competition explores the ability of architecture to create a healing environment that can affect the physical and psychological behaviour of the user.

The competition operates within the zone of imagination and reality to reveal new and exciting architectural possibilities.

The Challenge

The competition focuses on creating a space for the community that helps them release their underlying emotions while preserving the sanity of the society. The space should be designed to make us healthier, happier, encourage movement, relaxation and have break out areas for the people.

Monument of hope offers a space for reflection on our past, present and future. Can we create an architectural manipulation of space that can act as a catalyst in creating a healing environment that may affect the physical and psychological behavior of the user?

Design Brief

The basic premise is to imagine a space that can create a therapeutic effect on the society to an extent that it can evoke a sense of peacefulness to induce positive emotions and feelings.

“The aura of space can bring a positive change in a person’s perception and mood while using the space. The competition aims to discover how architecture and aesthetics can create an environment conducive to the healing process.”

The objective is to create an environment while applying the concept of sensory architecture to understand the relation of man and his environment and discover various facets of architecture viz-a-viz human psyche.

Site selection

There shall be no limitation on site selection like area, geography, topography, etc. Selecting the site is on the sole discretion of the participants. The monument can be placed on any spot on the earth. The teams are required to set up an ideal background for its building, creating a healing environment for the user.

Some of us might want to place the monument in the heart of the city or might want to place it on the tip of the mountain or even submerged in the lake or the ocean.

It is permissible to place the building anywhere in the world as long as the participants can come up with a storyline or explanation justifying the site selection.

Judgement criteria

Evaluation process is completely anonymous and blind;
i.e. Jury members will not be displayed whose works they are voting for.

However, this correlation data is stored in our database, which we use to normalize the scores, and to assign a ranking to entries.

Jury members will be provided the opportunity to provide a feedback to participants in addition to provide their insights for betterment of the competition in general.

Juries decision is to remain Final and Irrevocable in all conditions.

Entries will be Evaluated in the Following Criteria:

- DESIGN CONCEPT
Concept behind the proposed Monument of Hope

- TRANSLATION OF SPACE Originality and stimulation of spaces

- UNDERSTANDING OF BRIEF Understanding the requirements and its translation in design concept.

- THE- BIG- FACTOR
Display of exceptional creativity in the design form

- COMMUNITY INCLUSION Selection of site and how does it interact with the society.

- PRESENTATION
Seamless representation of design thoughts on the sheet

Awards

3 WINNERS

+ 10 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


2000$ CASH PRIZE

+ PUBLICATION + CERTIFICATE

Top 3 entries will win cash prizes worth 2000$ + Publication + Certificate
All Wining & Top 30 Entries Will Be Published On TBT And All International Social Handles, Platforms & Magazines Partnered By TBT.

Registration fees and timelines

All deadlines are 11:59 – 00:00 PM IST (INDIA) for the year 2022.

Registration process:

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website thebigthing.net.

The participants will receive their Team code within 24-72 hrs of completing their payment successfully on the email address provided

Group Discounts

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students. Get in touch with us on the email mentioned below to avail the offer:[email protected] 

Schedule

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (15th July – 31st July 2022)

For all Participating Teams

USD 30 $ (per team)


STANDARD REGISTRATION (31ST JUL – 31ST AUG 2022)

For all Participating Teams

USD 45$ (per team)


LATE REGISTRATION (31ST AUG – 20TH SEP 2022)

For all Participating Teams

USD 60$ (per team)

WILD CARD ENTRY: (20TH SEP – 30TH SEP 2022)

For all Participating Teams


SUBMISSION DEADLINE (30TH SEPTEMBER 2022)

Fulfilling an ‘early bird’, ‘standard’ or ‘late’ registration does not affect the submission deadline, which is uniquely set on 28 th February 2021.

RESULTS ANNOUNCED: 10TH October 2022

Jury 

LI XIAODONG, LI XIAODONG ATELIER

SHEILA SRI PRAKASH, SHILPA ARCHITECTS

For detailed information, visit the competition's website

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