// Abstract

Slums have existed in every major city in the world since time immemorial and they have been thoroughly documented through all available mediums. Slums usually house a subpopulation of diverse people and vulnerable groups with different social backgrounds. Over 800 million people still live in urban slums worldwide and this number is only expected to grow in the near future. Despite this, slum dwellers continue to play a major role is shaping the political and economic landscapes of our cities. 

India is home to one of Asia’s largest and most famous Slums, Dharavi. It is frequently known as a Slum of hopes and expectations. It consists of an entire ecosystem of networks, built over years and thrives with laughable state support. It is now a well-known fact that Dharavi needs a facelift and the people living there are in desperate need of better working and living conditions. 

The aim of the competition is 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 has 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 are encouraged to add to the programme as deemed fit but with a strong reasoning. The proposed design is 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 utilize it to its maximum potential.

This competition is open for all the Students, Architects, Interior Designers, Teachers, Firms & Studios from all over the world.

Get detailed competition brief, Auto-cad drawing and 3D sketchup model by clicking on the Download button below.

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Awards & Certifications

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

Alongside individual entries, team entries are also allowed. A team can have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcomed to join. There is 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 will be published on archdais website and social media handles.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the brief and the competition, please send them to competition@archdais.com with ‘FAQ’ under subject untill 30th September 2021. We highly recommend our participants to check the ‘FAQ’FAQ SECTION on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information from time to time. 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

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways on our website. The participants will receive their TEAMCODE within 24 hours of completing their payment successfully. TEAMCODE will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL while transaction. If participants do not receive their teamcode, Kindly attach screenshot of your Payumoney/Paypal receipt and send it to us on competition@archdais.com

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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