// Abstract

The aim of the competition was to develop a place making project that will act as a Centre for change and community empowerment, in the heart of Dharavi, that will be wholly and truly owned by the people there. This will be a project that has the potential to become an umbrella institution for initiating change in Dharavi from within.  The programme had been developed in three parts and includes a range of activities that will help bring changes in a holistic manner and encourage people to work collectively. The project must be treated as a community common, completely public in nature. Participants were encouraged to add to the programme as deemed fit but with a strong reasoning. The proposed design was expected to have a mix of open and semi open spaces. It will be the first 24-hour running transitional space that will allow people to utilise it to its maximum potential.

We are proud to announce the winners and honourable mentions, along with a list of Top 50 submissions shortlisted by the jury for ‘The Dharavi Project’.

We received a whopping response from 650+ Teams and approximately 1250+ Participants who joined this design competition from all over the world.

All the designs are tremendously creative and participants have shown brilliant skills.

All the Top 50 submissions are up for viewing on the website & will be published on various media platforms.

Winners Download Brief Download Certificate

Awards & Certifications

We invited everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Participants were free to submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with a separate email ID.

Alongside individual entries, team entries were also allowed. A team could have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams were also welcomed to join. There was no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be lead or entered by someone over the age of 18.

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    1st Prize

    INR 125000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 50000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 25000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

Winners and honourable mentions are published on archdais website.

Queries and Questions:

Queries for the competition are closed. We highly recommend to check the ‘FAQ’FAQ SECTION on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information & queries of the competition by participants. All queries regarding registration process, fees, or payment should be sent on the same email address with ‘ENQUIRY’ as the subject.

Important Dates & Fees

Early Bird Registration

15th Jun - 05th Aug 2021

Indian National: INR 1500
Foreign National: USD 45

Standard Registration

06th Aug - 06th Sep 2021

Indian National: INR 2000
Foreign National: USD 60

Late Registration

07th Sep - 20th Sep 2021

Indian National: INR 2500
Foreign National: USD 75

Submissions Close

30th Sep 2021

Announcement of Winners

15th Nov 2021

Registration for the competition are closed.

How it Works?

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STEP 1

Register

Download the brief
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STEP 2

Design

Create an amazing design accordingly
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STEP 3

Submit

Share your submission via mail on submission@archdais.com
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STEP 4

Jury

Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions
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STEP 5

Awards

Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates

Jury

Sameep Padora

Sameep Padora

The Bandra Collective

Robert Verrijt

Robert Verrijt

The Bandra Collective

Alan Abraham

Alan Abraham

The Bandra Collective

Pronit Nath

Pronit Nath

The Bandra Collective

Samir D'Monte

Samir D'Monte

The Bandra Collective

Zameer Basrai

Zameer Basrai

The Bandra Collective

Narinder Sagoo

Narinder Sagoo

Foster + Partners

Armstrong Yakubu

Armstrong Yakubu

Foster + Partners

Sachi Oberoi

Sachi Oberoi

Foster + Partners

Media Partners

Architecture plus design
IAB
Young Bird Plan
Design Detail
Archi

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