Architecture Competition to Design a School: The Attendance – Reconfiguring Government Schools in India
India is home to one of the largest & complex education system in the world. There are over 1.5 million schools & more than 260 million school – goers in India. Schools providing primary education counts for 56.58% of the total number of schools in India.
Students in the age group of 6 -14 years are entitled to free & compulsory education under the “Right of Children to free & compulsory education” Act 2009 ( RTE ). There are about 10 lakh government schools in India offering primary education. But these schools are in extremely bad shape with some even lacking basic amenities such as electricity & water.
Education in India has become more of a business than a source of knowledge. Lack of administration & poor utilization of funds are resulting in critical infrastructural gaps in government schools of India. One of the major problem is that there are too many unviable sub-scale government schools in India with only a few number of students & inadequate resources.
The Challenge is to design a school for 400 students from grade 1 to 8 with all state of the art facilities. The proposed educational facility should have areas that are collaborative, interactive and multi – functional. These educational spaces should also be useful to the local community post school hours.
As designers it is our duty to provide a solution through architecture as our primary tool & help millions of children in achieving a better educational infrastructure.
– REGISTRATION DATES –Early Bird Registrations – 03rd August TO 15th September – 2020Standard Registrations – 16th September TO 25th October – 2020Late Registrations – 26th October TO 10th November – 2020
The Challenge is to design a government school in India for 400 students from grade 1 to 8 with all state of the art facilities. The aim of the competition is to address the poor condition of government schools in India.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
–1st Prize – INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate + Publication
2nd Prize – INR 50,000/- + Certificate + Publication
3rd Prize – INR 25,000/- + Certificate + Publication
– BEST STUDENT DESIGN ENTRY : INR 10,000/- + Certificate + Publication
– BEST ARCHITECT DESIGN ENTRY : INR 10,000/- + Certificate + Publication
– BEST DESIGN PRESENTATION AWARD : INR 5000/- + Certificate + Publication
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 for all creative minds irrespective of their profession. Minimum eligible age for participants is 18 years. A team can have maximum 3 members. One can also participate individually or in a group of two. Participants can submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with different mail id.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes November 10, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project November 17, 2020
Winners announcement Date December 20, 2020
Location of Competition