[co]design 2011: A Future Beyond Concrete

This is an open invitation to creative minds to engage in finding low-cost, innovative alternatives to concrete within a real world context.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Bangalore, India
Registration Deadline 28 June 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 9 August 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
[co]design 2011: A Future Beyond Concrete is an open invitation to all creative minds to engage in finding low-cost, innovative alternatives to concrete, concrete reduction or concrete re-use within the real world context of low-income housing in Bangalore. This is a global competition to design materials, techniques or processes that create sustainable ways of building. A strong winning design will be scoped to be prototyped on the ground in India. A Future Beyond Concrete is an initiative of community oriented design ([co]design studio).
There are two starting points: design new ways or adapt old ways. You may choose to look at an innovative design for a single material or construction technique. Equally the innovation could be re-adapting, evolving or promoting an existing material or process of making. Use the background material provided to frame, explore and develop your design concepts.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
The winning entry of this competition will be scoped to be prototyped on the ground in Bangalore as part of the Bangalore Housing project.
The winner will receive a Gecko’s Adventure tour to India. We will be giving away 1 place on any guaranteed 8-day The Taj & Wildlife tour.

Entry Fee
USD $25: Students
USD $35: Professionals
USD $70: for groups of up to four students
USD $70: Companies and organisations
USD $0: Entries from developing countries

Entries
No more than 4 pages (A2 format)

Timetable
Winner and short list announced: 20 August 2011

Organizer
Architecture for Humanity

Official Website
http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/competitions/codesign2011