The Schindler Global Award 2018/19

This competiton a student urban design competition with a focus on mobility. It is an ideas competition, intended to engage students in formulating a response to complex conditions in cities across the globe.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Mumbai, India
RegDeadline 18 January 2019 GoogleCal iCal
30 January 2019 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All students in their nal year of study, including thesis year, in a bachelor’s course and those enrolled in a master’s course at a worldwide university or college of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and their internationa

It is a rare opportunity for a city to have such a vast tract of land open for urban transformation in a central area. In the foreseeable future, this is a singular opportunity for Mumbai to develop sustainably, especially given the city’s considerable density and scarcity of space. The Eastern Waterfront area and its development will play a key role in the city’s future.
The SGA competition theme “Leapfrogging Development: Urban Transformation in Mumbai” asks students to carefully consider how the city could use the development of the Eastern Waterfront to realize its full potential in the city and as a inspiring global example for ideas about sustainable, resource responsible cities. It also asks students for ideas about how its development could engage stakeholders, and reconcile or balance top-down and bottom-up urban forces. Urban design and planning, as the spatial means for urban transformation, hold significant promise as agents of change.
On that basis, the competition is looking for overarching ideas about how the Eastern Waterfront could be developed and what its role could be in the city and in the context of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). These ideas should be elaborated in greater detail within the zoom-in area with the help of plans, sections, drawings, renderings, etc., at a variety of scales.
The project should be described using a comprehensive narrative structure that explains the logical coherence between analysis and design. An underlying concept and logic for the design should be clear. The choice of a focus for the design is essential, but the comprehensive nature of the competition means that a multifaceted response is required. A range of scenarios can be tested with impact assessments of their possible spatial, social, economic and environmental consequences.

Mr. Peter Beard, Landscape Architect; Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Principal of LANDROOM, Domodossola, Italy
Prof. Ricky Burdett, CBE, Urban Planner and Designer, Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of Urban Age and LSE Cities, London, England)
Ms. Judit Carrera, Political Scientist; Director of the European Prize for Urban Public Space at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Momoyo Kaijima, Architect; Professor of Architecture at ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Principal and Co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Romi Khosla, Architect and Urban Planner; Founder of Romi Khosla Design Studio, New Delhi, India
Prof. Rahul Mehrotra, Architect; Urban Planner and Designer, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard University, Boston, USA; Founder and Principal of RMA Architects, Mumbai, India
Prof. Jagan Shah, Architect; Urban Designer and Architectural Historian & Theorist; Director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India; founding member of the Modern Asian Architecture Network
Mr. Dirk Sijmons, Landscape Architect; Co-founder of H+N+S Landscape Architects, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Dr. Shipra Narang Suri, Urban Planner; Coordinator of UN-Habitat Urban Planning and Design Branch, Nairobi, Kenya
Prof. ir. Nathalie de Vries, Architect and Urbanist; Professor for Architecture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany; Director and Co-founder of MVRDV, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Schindler Customer
Schindler Representative

1st Prize: 25,000 USD
2nd Prize: 15,000 USD
3rd Prize: 12,500 USD
1st Honorable mention: 7,500 USD
2nd Honorable mention: 7,500 USD
3rd Honorable mention: 7,500 USD
6 Travel grants 5,000 USD

Entry Fee

Award ceremony: Late Spring 2019

Past winners

Schindler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), The University of Liechtenstein

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