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Forward: Human-Centred Design 2020

Great designers have always found ingenious ways to resolve contradictions and conventions, merging the present with the future in ways that surprise, delight, and stand the test of time.

Today, the challenges facing designers go far beyond the traditional tension between form and function. How can we balance the needs of urbanisation and sustainability? The natural world and the built environment? Take advantage of digital connectivity while maintaining interpersonal bonds? Be locally relevant but globally applicable? And give equal weight to the needs of the community and the individual?

What are we looking for in Architecture Category?

Your architectural design proposal should portray spaces that positively impact the individual, society and our environment as a whole. Your project must be both beautiful and feasible from an architectural and engineering perspective.



Submission Criteria

THEME

Forward: Human-Centred Design 2020

PROJECT CATEGORY

Open Category

PROJECT LAYOUT SIZE

Below 10 Acres

PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENT

Young architecture professionals in their 3rd year and above, enrolled in an architectural and/or other relevant courses at an educational institution at the time of submission.

Project Requirements

  • Name and Theme Concept
    All projects must start with the project title and theme/concept.
  • Design Concept Statement
    - Design statement should not be more than 800 words, saved as Microsoft Word file format in A4 size.

Presentation (A2 size)

At least 3, but not more than 5 A2 sized sheets are to be submitted as soft copies in pdf format. Your submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Please ensure that the site, site details, site analysis project details, floor plans, elevations, sections, 3D views, perspectives, colour choice and any other information relevant to your design are submitted in the alotted maximum 5 A2 sheets.
  • You could refer to the Nippon Paint colour palette and other products available on www.nipponpaint.co.in for your colour scheme and to enhance the quality of your spaces.
  • Presentation must be designed in landscape format and be submitted as a single PDF.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified to make an oral presentation in front of an eminent jury.

Checklist

  • Label all areas on the floor plans.
  • Mention North point and add graphical scales to the drawings.
  • Read the theme and brief throroughly. Prepare your submissions: Presentation & Design Statement.
  • Please note that, we would advise you to restrict your word limit on the A2 sheets to 100-150 words per sheet.
  • Do not place your name or other identifying information on your boards to ensure anonymity during judging. Entries with names written on the sheets will be subject to disqualification.

Sample Presentation Board

Architecture Design Category

All entry submissions need to include existing site photos (if applicable)

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    Architecture Design Category
    • Project Profile
      -Project Name
      -Project Category
      -Concept
    • Design Statement
    • Project & Furniture Layout Plan
    • Existing Site Photos (if applicable)
     
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    Architecture Design Submissions
    • Project Elevation
    • Explanation of the green elements and green paint products used in the project
    • Perspectives of the Projects in 3D
    • Colour chips with the corresponding Nippon Paint colour codes and names
    • Captions for selected perspectives with justifications
     

Judging Criteria
The criteria below will form 70% of the total marks. The remaining 30% will be scored from the oral presentation.


DESIGN
CONCEPT
20%

  • Identifies clear and impactful project concept and problem statement
  • Displays of effective and extensive research
  • Good display of research
  • Demonstrate the ability to propose relevant and effective solutions to the design challenge
  • Indicates critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Orginality, relavance and impact on users.

Prompters

  • Does your design successfully fulfil an innate human-need or solve a problem?

  • Does your design facilitate better functionality and purpose for its inhabitants or visitors on a human scale?

  • Is your design able to deliver and demonstrate commercial or social values?

  • Does your design reflect ergonomic and environmental principles that sustain physical well-being?

  • Does your design offer alternative perspectives and/or ways of solving problems?
PLANNING & FUNCTIONALITY
20%

    • Site and Spatial Planning/Sensitivity:

      The ability to deliver a layout plan which is sensible to a specific context. The integration of appropriate design and planning of individual spaces need to be tailored to the needs of users, with an emphasis on anthropometric and ergonomic principles.
    • Functionality:

      Design is appropriate for its intended use and will create a positive change for the community and users.
    • Design impact:

      Demonstrates significant impact on contemporary life and living environment; has strong social values and significance; actively contributes to the nurturing of the next generation and advancement of society as a whole.
    • Practicality:

      Design is fit to deliver with materials and technology readily available in the market today.

    Prompters

    • Could your design be implemented using processes, materials and technologies available or in development today?
    • Is your design a versatile one that supports people, activities and change?
    • Does your design stand the test of time, from both an aesthetic and physical point of view?
DESIGN INNOVATION
15%

  • Original and out of the box thinking
  • Innovative interventions that manifest new and forward-driven ways that look into creating solutions that interact emotionally, emphatically, socially and culturally.

  • Prompters

  • Does your design maximize or leverage tech-enabled connectivity and/or intelligence?
  • Is your design original in its execution?ring the next generation; and contributes to the advancement of his/her design industry.
AESTHETIC &
& VISUAL IMPACT
10%

  • Design is aesthetically pleasing and effectively integrates social and cultural aspects for the users.


  • Place-making: Creates opportunities for users to interact through the use of the space.
SUSTAINABILITY &
&RELEVANCE
15%

  • Demonstrates the capacity to support the needs of people and the environment in long-term and impactful approach. (e.g. Demonstrates climate and energy responsiveness).
  • Displays effective thought process and the use of renewable resources and life cycle throughout the development and maintenance of the design.
  • Displays long-lasting design and universality.

  • Prompters

  • Does your design comprise of sustainable and eco-friendly elements which help preserve the natural environment?
COLOUR
& USAGE
10%

  • Showcases brilliant and creative use of colours.
  • Showcases brilliant display of balance between colours, materials and design outputs.
  • Demonstrates the use of colour for the enhancements of materials and facades etc.
DELIVERY
& PRESENCE
5%

  • Presentation showcases a high level of clarity, creativity and interactivity.
  • Presentation is cohesive and demonstrates a high level of understanding of the design challenges and solutions given paired with appropriate visual aids, graphics and/or animations.
  • Presentation focuses on both your project deliverables and design philosophy, including the journey and concept.

Things to consider

PURPOSE

Does your design successfully fulfill a need or solve a problem?

CREATIVITY

Does your design offer originality in its execution?

USABILITY

Does your design facilitate better functionality and purpose for its inhabitants or visitors on a human scale?

PRACTICALITY

Could your design be implemented using processes, materials and technologies available or in development today?

VIABILITY

Is your design able to deliver and demonstrate commercial or social values?

TECHNOLOGY

Does your design maximise or leverage tech-enabled connectivity and/or intelligence?

SUSTAINABILITY

Does your design comprise sustainable and eco-friendly elements which help preserve the natural environment?

COMMUNITY

Does your design contribute not only to its users, but also the communities that surround it?

DURABILITY

Will your design stand the test of time, from both an aesthetic and a physical perspective?