Form Follows Climate - Making architecture that is really sustainable
Organized by COMMUN
Prize pool of worth 20,000$ First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals) Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals) People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all) Honorable Mention x 12: 500$ Each
The first man-made structure was a basic shelter built for protection, made from the materials available in the vicinity. In time, these structures became more refined and humans began constructing a widespread built environment. Its impact on the environment was fairly less due to a limited population, therefore, it did not impact noticeably.
After centuries now, humans and their actions have left an irreversible mark on the planet, its resources and its inhabitants. We consume valuable resources at the breakneck speed from a skewed perspective of the near future. It has led to a depletion of resources, irreversible damage to the environment, pollution, waste generation, and climate change. Design Challenge: The challenge here is to design a public use daycare facility: Creche for kids in an urbanscape for about 100 kids aged 0-7 Years. The design strategies adapted for this infrastructure must be complacent with any one of the local climates as chosen by the participant. The challenge aims to achieve innovative design techniques for a climate responsive design using the programmatic description of the public facility as mentioned in the brief.