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Heal+ : Regenerative Housing for Kerala

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Urbanization, the key to the future – a good or a bad one at that? On August 2018, Kerala & some parts of Kodagu, India faced one of the worst Floods of the century, with 300+ deaths and infrastructure damages over Rs. 8,000 crores (1.1 Billion USD). Every time disaster hits, we as humans do everything in our power to suppress it, provide aid and rehabilitate. But even the most advanced prevention systems and methods fail. The only way out is to fold how humans grow and work together + towards living with the forces of nature collectively.

There are different levels of damages in a flood situation – ranging from a limited water logging to total wipe-out. This leads to transportation hamper, slow degradations of infrastructure and a lot more. Many people have to build their lives over again, with all their belongings lost. The damage can be of physical assets at the same time irreparable life losses which make things even tougher.


A series of events follow after flood where people try to rebuild their lives after claiming aid from insurance agencies, savings and government aid that is given to affected areas based on losses of property and the lives. The already struck down transport network has costs of resources surged which makes the rebuilding slow and even more costly. With already a weak support / resource / strength they are burdened not only with survival but challenges that are beyond generic living.

With floods being an inevitable problem with drastic climate change and rising sea levels,

Can we build habitats that accept water surge as a reality?
Can we design buildings that help people to get back on their feet much faster than before?
As everybody is rebuilding in the same battle can they do it together?
If India is too big to be planned ‘outside in’, can we create habitats that are planned ‘inside out’?
If a flood rises to a wipeout situation can there be places of refuge built or made accessible beforehand?
Can habitats be prepared for the next disaster already irrespective of time while rebuilding?

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With floods being an inevitable problem with drastic climate change and rising sea levels,



Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


A total of 2,40,000INR worth rewards to be won.
Winner: 80,000INR in cash + Trophy + Certificate + Publication
Runner up: 50,000INR in cash + Trophy + Certificate + Publication
People’s Choice (Students): 25,000INR – Trophy + Certificate + Publication
People’s Choice (Professionals): 25,000INR – Trophy + Certificate + Publication
Honorable Mention (Students x 2, Professionals x 3): 12,000INR Medal + E – certificate + Bi-Annual Digest of Unfuse + Publication
Online presentation: 20 Shortlisted Entries – E- certificate – Entries promoted through partner websites.

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

The competition is open to all students and professionals (Worldwide).
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
This competition is open for both students and professionals. Team size is maximum of 4 members per team.
All disciplines are eligible.Team: Teams with all student participants (with valid id’s required) will be categorized under student teams.
Teams with even one professional participant will be categorized under professional team.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens October 27, 2018
Registration Closes February 5, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project February 10, 2019
Winners announcement Date March 30, 2019



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