HOf - Horizontal Farm New Delhi

The competition wants to focus on finding a solution that integrates the culture and traditions of Indian society with improved living conditions of slums inhabitans.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Complex
Country Delhi, India
Registration Deadline 31 May 2012 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 June 2012 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

According to the UN-HABITAT (part of the United Nations), a simple definition of a slum sould be “a heavily populated urban area characterised by substandard housing and squalor”. A further UN group goes on to say that slums typically have the following characteristics: Inadequate access to safe water, insecure residential status.
This is certainly true of the majority of Delhi's slums. The city's population is over 14 million. More than 6 million of these people live in slum colonies that are chronically overcrowded and lack even the most basic amenities. Although India's economy is growing and millions are prospering, the benefits do not reach the slum dwellers and the gap between rich and poor is growing ever wider.
The competition proposes the design of a multifunctional structure for different types of emergencies involving a large part of Indian society. A Horizontal Farm, which contains a range of services and functions that improve the quality of life of residents. At the same time should not be changed customs, traditions and cultural roots of people who live in this way by hundreds of years.

Arch. Manit Rastogi - Morphogenesis Managing Partner - Chairman (India)
Arch. Gurjit Singh Matharoo - Matharoo Associates Principal Architect (India)
Arch. Vikas Pawar (India)
Arch. Sangeet Sharma (India)
Arch. Gaia Rengo (India)

1st Prize: 1,500 euro
2nd Prize: 1,000 euro
3rd Prize: 500 euro

Entry Fee
Special registration (February 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012): 50 €
Early registration (April 1, 2012 - April 30, 2012): 75 €
Late registration (May 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012): 100 €

One A1 board

Jury meeting - Evaluation period begins: 20 June 2012
Winners’ announcement: 1 September 2012

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