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Student's Design competition

Design Competition:

What is knowledge? As per definition – knowledge is a culmination of facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. This source of knowledge is infinite and is very child’s inheritance by birth. But how many of them are really privileged enough to receive the same. Many good talents don’t get an opportunity to shine due to lack of a platform for them to learn, play & excel.

In recent times, with the development of digital technology, all our source of learning has been restricted to the cyberspace and which is available at the click of a button. And also, for those who have access to this kind of learning – the instant availability of data has alienated them from the idea of learning by doing. Such dependence on technology has led to selective learning and the joy of discovering something new while experiencing it is becoming rare.

There is a need to develop a learning facility focused on hands-on learning. The facility that provides free access to kids to learn & play. A facility that can be made available in every neighborhood in urban & rural India. A facility that not only encourages & inspires kids eager to learn but also is inviting for kids who desist the conventional ways of learning.

Design Competition:

Can you design a facility that encourages learning?

APIC-2020 invites undergraduate students of architecture and postgraduate students of relevant faculty to participate in a design competition to develop a facility that encourages learning. A learning place but not a conventional school. Design a facility that provides free learning for kids aged up to 15 years. A facility that can be made available in every neighborhood, every street, every corner of your city/village/town. If the kids are unable to reach the facility, then the facility could reach them.

Design program:
  • Facility Area – 25 expandable to 45
  • Max height 4.5 MT including mezzanine floor if any.
  • A prototype design so that it can be replicated.
  • Universal Design - Energy efficient & naturally ventilated

Submission Requirement:

The entrants must complete the online registrations and the submission must include, (but are not limited to) the following required drawings.

  • A single A1 sheet must be submitted in JPEG format (150 DPI Resolution), file size not exceeding 5 MB
  • Three-dimensional representations explaining the design, perspectives and montages which display the character of the project.
  • Building / Site sections which illustrate key aspects and major spatial or programmatic elements.
  • The file must be marked with your unique identification number, presented clearly in the top right corner on the A1 sheet. All text must be in English
  • All dimension should be in imperial or metric unit
  • Any other submission other than the above-mentioned format would not be accepted.
  • The sheet must not include ANY INFORMATION (Name, Organisation, School, etc.) that may give away your identity.
  • Floor plans to show the interior spatial arrangements and program. Elevations demonstrating qualities such as material, texture, and colour. Large scale drawings that illustrate innovative details or integrated aspects of design. All drawings should be presented at a scale appropriate for the design solution and include a graphic scale.
A single A1 sheet must be submitted in JPEG format (150 DPI Resolution), file size not exceeding 5 MB Participation Criteria:

The participant needs to be (at present) a student of architecture (B.Arch) to participate in the competition. REGISTRATIONS open for Individuals & a group of students (not more than 4 students in a group)

Important Dates and Registration
  • Last date of registration: February 5, 2020.
  • Last date for submissions: February 20, 2020 (IST 23:59 hrs)
  • Announcement of winners: During conference
Rewards and Recognition:
  • First Prize: INR (100,000) + Certificate
  • Second Prize: INR (75,000) + Certificate
  • Third Prize: INR (50,000) + Certificate
Design Submission:

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Further details:
  • Visit conference page :;
  • Call:
    1. Prof Meera VM (+91 98334 89406)
    2. Prof Shruti Barve (+91 98923 98299)