DRIA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION 2015

Invited university‐level schools of Urban Design, Architecture, and Building Science are requested to select and convey up to two (2) student design proposals to the ‘Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 – International Design Competition’ held at the National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment. The projects can correspond to undergraduate or graduate levels of study. A single student or multiple students can author the project(s). A maximum of twenty (20) design proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by an international jury at the National University of Singapore. 

The common site for all the design proposals is an area adjacent to the Xinxing Harbour Village. The village is located in the Hainan Province of the People’s Republic of China. The site is in the Cheng Mai prefecture, west of the provincial capital of Haikou City. The main local culture and livelihood is premised on small scale farming and shallow ocean fishing.

The village is expanding southward into a low-lying area to accommodate an additional eighty (80) to one hundred (100) families to the current population of 270 families. Thus, the total population to be incorporated in the design proposals is between three hundred fifty (350) and three hundred seventy (370) families.

The total site area, inclusive of the existing village and its proposed expansion, is approximately 160875 m2 or 16 ha (1,731,645 ft2 or 39.75 acres). Most significantly, the village and the area of proposed expansion are located in a typhoon-prone region of Asia.

All proposals must address the main focus of the competition, which is the utilization of urban and architectural design, as well as, building technologies to endow, support, amplify, and maintain a community’s resiliency in light of natural disaster event, namely, a typhoon and its associated effects, i.e. high winds, storm surge, flooding, and excessive precipitation.

AWARDS

Overall Design Excellence-

SGD 8'000 and trophy

Urban Design Excellence-

SGD 4'000 and trophy

Architectural Design Excellence-

SGD 4'000 and trophy

'DESIGNING RESILIENCE IN ASIA 2015 - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WILL SPONSOR THE TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION FOR TWO (2) STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES AND ONE (1) FACULTY ADVISOR FROM EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL TO PRESENT THEIR DESIGN PROPOSAL ENTRY AND PARTICIPATE IN THE DESIGN COMPETITION JUDGING.

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