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Extreme Habitat Challenge 2019 – Sahara

Extreme Habitat Challenge 2019 – Sahara

You have to deliver an architectural outcome on the following site, based on the given issue outlines. The idea can begin at an issue or a program or the history.

A maximum 8 nos. – 1880 x 2880 sheet in portrait digital format (JPEG)
Answer 6 mandatory questions and 2 self formulated questions in the discussion section as given on the ‘additional materials folder’. This folder contains: Full resolution Map images, Hands on Literature of problem, CAD Drawing file of Site, FAQ Questions, Descriptive Criterion.

Minimum requisites in the sheets (For a complete submission):

-Site plan (Compulsory)
-Key conceptual sections x 1 (Minimum)
-3D views x 4
-Cover image of size 2000 x 1000 px or larger in aspect ratio 2:1.
-Floor plans, images, sketches (if any) can be added to support the entry in the form of additional images.

Short Description

Design a concept habitat of 1,000 people within area of 0.5mi x 0.5mi, which is able to expand itself to 100,000 (2.5mi x 2.5mi) as needed/desired by the population moving in to the place. The challenge invites ideas that push the boundaries of design using innovative habitat working models, materials, technology, close to zero land costs, a nomadic yet rooted lifestyle.
This design exercise can be considered similar to colonizing a new earth with technology of today. The first 1,000 people prototype habitat will house all the three elements of human life in it – Live, Work and Play.


UNI Design

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


First Prize: 1500$ (For students and professionals)
Runner up: 750$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 500$ (For students – Most appreciated project wins this)
People’s Choice: 500$ (For students – Most appreciated project wins this)
Honorable mention x 2 (Students): 200$ Each
Honorable mention x 2 (Professionals): 200$ Each

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 February 8, 2019
Registration Closes May 9, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project May 19, 2019
Winners announcement Date June 30, 2019



Location of Competition

World Wide

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

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