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Asylum – Challenge to design a prototype refuge shelter

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Asylum – Challenge to design a prototype refuge shelter

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The plight of migrants

In August 2017, a deadly crackdown by Myanmar’s army on Rohingya Muslims sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border into Bangladesh.

Rohingya Muslims represent the largest percentage of Muslims in Myanmar, with the majority living in the Rakhine state. The crackdown caused a large number of Rohingya majority people to run for their lives from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Known to belong to the Arab trader’s community but after residing in Myanmar for decades they are rightfully their citizens.

The government of Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country, denies the Rohingya citizenship and even excluded them from the 2014 census.

Due to their status as illegal migrants in Myanmar, a great amount of Rohingya refugees and trying to settle back in Bangladesh through unfit and critical conditions.

Displaced lives in need of refuge

Transition due to the unrest has caused thousands of these people to lose their household and employment thus causing a great increase in poverty and deaths. The unrest has continued for a considerable amount of time and has failed to recede, while the migration to Bangladesh in such a large amount has created a problematic situation for the refugees to even seek shelter.

It is hard to survive in camps considering the lack of space and the large number of people that are to be occupied. Moreover, the number of refugees that fled is a very large number, and providing shelter to all of them is becoming a crucial problem in spite of the numerous camps built for them overall. While people are seeking refuge in different nooks and niches of the city. It is proving hard for them to afford them considering their economical downgrade.

This has ultimately resulted in the people living in inhuman conditions and without any shelter, ending up in a state of complete displacement.

Brief of the Competition

In these deteriorating conditions in terms of shelter, health, and safety of these refugees; there is a need for an architectural intervention that would provide them with a solution that will assure them temporary relief.

Brief: The aim of this challenge is to create a compact temporary shelter that can be prototyped, multiplied, and is portable; which will provide them with a shelter that’ll help them have a temporary refuge anywhere.
The design has to be a temporary structure that has to be compact enough to fit in a small space and should be portable enough for them to shift to places.

The multiplicability of this design is important in terms of the scale of people it has to serve.


Short Description

The aim of this challenge is to create a compact temporary shelter that can be prototyped, multiplied, and is portable; which will provide them with a shelter that’ll help them have a temporary refuge anywhere.




Organizer

U Net Pvt

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

Winner 6000$
Runner – Up – 1400$ x 6
People’s Choice – 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention – 600$ x 12

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 minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens January 7, 2022
Registration Closes January 17, 2022
Deadline to Submit Project January 18, 2022
Winners announcement Date March 17, 2022

Languages

English

Location of Competition

Worldwide

Location of Project (if developed)

Worldwide

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

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