International Design Competition for a Cyclone Shelter in Bangladesh

This competition asks you to propose a design for a cyclone shelter that will serve as a refuge, saving lives and other assets from cyclones and their aftermath. When there is no emergency, the shelter will also serve as educational facility, a play area for children and a community hall for local villagers. In this way, the project is both a robust shelter and an open invitation to community interaction.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Shelter
Country Bangladesh
RegDeadline 30 October 2010 GoogleCal iCal
20 December 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Taju Choudhury: Dhaka, Bangladesh, Architect
Rod Henmi: California, USA, Architect
Lisa Findley: California, USA, Professor of Architecture
Hiroshi Kameda: Tokyo, Japan, Architect
Parag Sharifuzzaman: Mymensingh, Bangladesh, Chair of Jury

Concept design award, 5 entries: Winners are provided with expenses for site visit and stay.

Preliminary design award, 1 entry: JPY300,000 (Final design award to be selected among 5 concept design award winners)

Entry Fee

A3 format PDF

Design review for concept design: Middle of January 2011
Deadline for preliminary design (phase II) submission: 15 May 2011
Design review for preliminary design: Early June 2011

Bangladesh Branch of Service Civil International / Japanese Branch of Service Civil International

Official Website