DRIA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION 2016

The design competition encourages foresighted urban and architectural design proposals, as well as, promotes innovation in building technologies to insure a community’s resiliency particularly prior to and during a disastrous water-based event, such as, flooding. The speculative proposals can engage with design, technology, and policies that connect the physical and the social aspects of a community to promote its resiliency in light of a disastrous flood.

The common site in Valenzuela City for all the DRIA 2016 design proposals is the area along the Polo River that links Polo city center with the Meycauyan River. The area sits on 11 Barangay political areas (Wawang Pulo, Balangkas, Villa Pariancillo, Poblacion, Pulo, Palasan, Tagalag, Bisig, Mabolo, Isla and Pasolo) and has approximately 3.2Km long. 

With urbanization and the serious threat of climate change, waterways have become draining systems of sewage and storm waters, leading to water pollution and flooding. 

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 2016 - 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.