Reinventing Dharavi

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country India
Registration Deadline 15 May 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 September 2014 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility It is envisaged that for this complex issue of reinventing Dharavi a consortium of experts with skills in the following fields will be necessary: Architecture, Economics, Engineering, Environment, Health & Education, Landscape, Law, Social Sciences, Transportation, Urban Design, Urban Governance and Urban Planning.

Reinvention incorporates all possibilities including conservation, alteration, replacement, retrofitting, reconstruction and redevelopment of the living environment.

‘Reinventing Dharavi: An Ideas Competition’ is about generating essentially new ideas, concepts and interventions for integration of urban uses – affordable housing, livelihoods, health and sanitation, recreation, education, urban design and urban planning, social and cultural activities, environment, governance, economics, amongst others in a sustainable manner.

Dharavi is well-established as one of the world's most significant communities requiring a critical re-imagination for a better future. We seek to revisit Dharavi through adaptable and multidisciplinary approaches. Furthermore, the competition aims at exploring strategies for achieving affordability through innovative approaches for governance, management and maintenance.

This competition encourages an exchange of approaches (national and international) as well as novel and creative project ideas to enhance the existing qualities and enhanced future potentials of this site. The competition outcomes are to suggest, and express, an array of strategies considered through a range of time structures – from short term to long term, transitory to permanent or staged development cycles.

Open Ideas Competition
The objective is to initiate an on-going dialogue on the critical issues and spread the ideas contributed by the participants, world-wide among the concerned authorities, organisations and peoples. With open access it will be possible to influence the future directions towards our cherished aims. The competition being an open ideas competition there is no guarantee of any project or programme work in Dharavi.

This competition has been approved by International Association for Humane Habitat.

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1st prize: 10, 00,000 INR (Ten Lakh Indian Rupees)
2nd prize: 7, 00,000 INR (Seven Lakh Indian Rupees)
3rd prize: 5, 00,000 INR (Five Lakh Indian Rupees)
And up to 3 honourable mentions of 1, 00,000 INR each (One Lakh Indian Rupees each)

Entry Fee
30,000 INR (apx.USD500)

Award, Exhibition, Conference: December 2014

Urban Design Research Institute

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