International Design Competition – References and Learning Platform

The UOW trophy brief has been released, registrations are open!

Crescent School of Architecture Chennai
Andhra University College of Engineering Visakhapatnam
National Institute of technology, Patna Patna
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur Jaipur
Hindustan University Chennai
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Kharagpur
Adhiyamaan College of Engineering Hosur
Institute of Architecture, H.N.G.U Patan
Sinhgad College of Architecture Pune
SPA-Vijayawada Vijayawada
Department of Architecture, Karanatak Law Society Belgaum
Designed Environment Academy and Research Institute Tiruchirapalli
Sarvajanik college of engineering and technology. Surat
School of Built Environment and Design/ School of Architecture, Lingaya’s University Faridabad
N.D.M.V.P.’s College of Architecture And Centre For Design, Nashik -13 Gangapur Road
School of Architecture and Planning Chennai
Church of South India Institute of Technology Secunderabad
Manipal School of Architecture and Planning Manipal
University School Of Design Mysore
S.D.P.S. Women’s College Indore
Amity School of Architecture and Planning Lucknow
DR. B.N. COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PUNE PUNE
NIT Calicut Calicut
Chitkara school of planning and architecture Jhansala road
Rizvi College of Architecture Mumbai
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE Roorkee
Excel College of Architecture and Planning Nammakkal District
L.S.Raheja School of Architecture Bandra(E)
Bijapur Liberal District Education Association Bijapur
TKM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING KOLLAM
B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore (z504) Bull Temple Road
MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL
Sunderdeep college of Architecture Ghaziabad
D.Y.Patil College Of Engineering & Technology,Kasaba Bavada ,Kolhapur-416 006 Kolhapur
BABU BANARASI DAS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, LUCKNOW LUCKNOW
School of Built Environment and Design/ School of Architecture, Lingaya’s University Faridabad
Birla Institute Of Technology, Mesra Ranchi
PERIYAR MANIAMMAI UNIVERSITY THANJAVUR
School of architecture and landscape design,SMVDU, Jammu Sub-Post Office, Katra,
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Department of Architecture Madurai
MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MATA MANDIR
MES School of Architecture Malappuram
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE,TEERTHANKER MAHAVEER UNIVERSITY,MORADABAD DELHI ROAD
Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar
Chandigarh College of Architecture Chandigarh
PILOO MODY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE CDA 1
IES College of Architecture Bandra Reclamation
DIT DEHRADUN Dehradun
Poojya Dodappa Appa Collge Of Engineering Gulbarga
MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL
Teerthankar Mahaveer University MORADABAD
School of planning and architecture, bhopal bhopal
MADHAV INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE RACE COURSE ROAD
Amity School of Architecture and Planning Amity University Campus, Sector – 125, Noida
SUSHANT SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE GURGAON
spa jntu mahaveer marg
Savera College of Architecture Gurgaon
Mohamed Sathak Engineering College Ramanathapuram
School of Architecture (Babu Banarasi Das National Institute of Technology & Management) Lucknow
School of Architecture (Z130) Gharaunda, Karnal
School of architecture, Karpagam University Coimbatore
MSU Baroda
College of Eengineering and Technology Bhubaneswar
SRM University Kancheepuram
Deenbandhu Choturam University Of Science And Technology Sonepat
SVS School of Architecture Myleripalayam via,arasampalayam
Mohammed Sathak A. J Academy of Architecture Chennai
Sathayabama University Chennai
Asmita College Of Architecture Thane
G.L. Bajaj Group of Institutions Mathura
Indo Global College of Architecture Mohali
SRM Ramapuram School of Architecture Chennai
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi New Delhi
Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture Hyderabad
Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering / Anna University Chennai Thiruvannamalai
School of Architecture and Planning Madurai
Guide to Referencing

This booklet explains how to reference your work correctly with easy to follow examples. This may be useful for report writing as part of the competition entry.

References

The intention of sharing case-studies is to add to the knowledge bank of students and share examples from across the world unlike giving references to inform individual design proposals.

Southall Proposal casestudy
Southall baseline study case study
Eco2Cities Book
Impact of Tsunami risk mitigation

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to check the specifications, dates and other queries regarding the competition?

- All important dates for the competition are mentioned in the competition brief. Download the International Design Competition brief.
- Other queries will be answered on this comments page and visible to all members of NASA.
- Relevant case-studies and references have been uploaded on this webpage in the coming weeks.

Can colleges submit more than one entry?

  • YES. MULTIPLE entry per college with a maximum of 4 team members PER ENTRY ARE allowed. Kindly coordinate with respective college/university representatives to MAKE SURE ALL THE REGISTERED ENTRIES ARE SUBMITTED.
    Note that students from all years can work on the competition.

Note that students from all years can work on the competition.

What is the medium of presentation to be followed? Computer generated or hand-skills?

- The medium and presentation of graphics is entirely up to the participants.
- Panel entries must be digitised and suitable to upload online.
- Participants should be able to reproduce these (through printing digitised entries) for exhibitions.

Do we have to plan a city or renovate an existing locality?

We don’t expect students to plan an entire city. We advise them to narrow down on an area of a city/town with environmental stresses. The proposal depends entirely on the environmental stress in concern and ways of addressing it. This doesn’t imply futuristic architecture for an entire city but innovative and creative solutions for a particular locality are encouraged.

Note that the scale of the drawings will depend on the scale of the study area. This is more applicable to micro level solutions. We don’t expect highly technical drawings for macro level solutions.

What do micro-level solutions mean?

Micro level solutions are solutions at a smaller scale e.g. a typical unit/ building/ typlogy/ infrastructure or utility systems within a small group of housing. These are examples only and students must make their own interpretations and appropriate micro level solutions. Further details on how micro level solutions should fit into the wider proposal are part of the competition brief.

What do you mean by “Interdisciplinary Learning that goes beyond architecture”?

Interdisciplinary learning in the context of the competition is demonstrating knowledge of fields related to architecture. This includes fields such as planning, urban design, infrastructure and transport planning etc. Students are encouraged to demonstrate this knowledge as part of their proposals.

What do you mean by “three images of the scheme must be the part of this report”?

The report is a supporting document for the panels. In order to put the design proposals into context as part of the report, we would like students to add 3 images/drawings/ illustrations in the report that best describe their proposal.

What do you mean by “the submission must be compiled in 2 A1 panels along with an A4 size report not exceeding 10mb IN TOTAL”?

As mentioned in the brief, the compiled entry should not be more than 10MB. This includes 2 A1 panel and the report. The panels and report both have to be in .pdf format, images of which can be flattened and optimized.

We recognize that while it is perfectly possible to compose high-resolution panels within this limit in certain softwares, it might limit the options of students opting to work in their preferred graphic programmes. Hence, we are reducing the resolution of the panels to 150 dpi.

It must be noted that short-listed entries should be able to reproduce higher resolution panels if and when required for other exhibitions.

Still have a doubt? Ask us a question. We will help you out!


UoW International Design Competition Registration Form

MULTIPLE ENTRIES ARE ALLOWED PER COLLEGE(MAXIMUM 4 STUDENTS PER ENTRY)(SUBMISSION OF REGISTERED ENTRY IS COMPULSORY)
  • Your college/university name
  • Add a row
    Click the '+' sign to add more students. Maximum 4 students allowed. Please provide full names.
    Only U-Secs are advised to register. Interested students should instead contact their U-Sec for registering.

Queries

  1. University of Westminster

    University of Westminster encourages students to use the ‘Learning Platform’ to share their comments, questions and thoughts related to the International Design Competition 2013. We will do our best to address your queries. To keep this dialogue ongoing, we will be sharing case-studies and reference documents on this webpage in the coming weeks.

    We wish you all good luck!

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