The world is growing at a break-neck speed today and with rapid urbanization, information and technology, it is demanding a constantly changing human intellect. To face these transformations, the upcoming generations need to be molded in a way that they can cope efficiently with the variations. Education can help initiate this change by altering the mindsets and outlook of people around the world.
Over the last decades, education has evolved into a vital necessity for people belonging to all facets of the ever-changing world. An important agent of social change, education not only helps in molding young minds with values but also guides their intellectual development and boosts the society’s potential for its own progressive transformation. Education can help in the eradication of many social evils such as poverty, poor health, scarcity of food and water, pollution and other stigmas.
UNICEF, with its campaign ‘Education for All’, aims to educate 110 million children and help them find a school, making them capable to effectively face the burgeoning challenges of the changing world.
In spite of its significance, millions around the world lose the opportunity to learn, owing to inaccessible locations and lack of facilities, a situation that needs immediate attention and remediation. The agenda of providing the prospect of education to the isolated population needs to be prioritized in today’s day and age.
We believe that architecture and design can considerably help in rebuilding children’s lives around the world by bringing education closer to them. Spaces have a great impact on the lives of the people that inhabit them and by designing one that imparts education, millions of children can be benefited. It is our responsibility as designers to redefine our role in the process of tackling social issues using design as a primary tool.
The participants are to design a multifunctional educational space to accommodate a capacity of 200 students from the age group of 5 to 11 years. These spaces should also function as an interactive space for the local community post-school hours.
The chosen site should be in a region where education is inaccessible. The built-up area of the school should not exceed 500 square meters.
The designed spaces should be innovative, encourage learning for children as well as strengthen the communal spirit. The space should incite a healthy dialogue amongst the local communities. These spaces can work in unison during school hours or after. Thus, enhancing the social development.
We encourage the participants to develop their own program. The spaces designed should not be limited to the standard activities viz. educational spaces, sanitary and administrative areas; the designs should promote innovative activities that stimulate accelerated learning and development.
The competition aims to focus on architecture and infrastructure as an instrument of social change.
Early Bird Registration: 15th October 2018 to 15th December 2018
Standard Registration: From 16th December 2018 to 15th January 2019
Last Day for Queries: 5th January 2019
Closing Date for Submission: 25th January 2019
Announcement of Winners: 15th March 2019
Early Bird Registration:
Participants from India – INR 2000(per team)
Participants from Other Countries – USD 75 (per team)
Participants from India – INR 2800 (per team)
Participants from Other Countries – USD 95 (per team)
Concept Innovation: The participants have to design innovative learning spaces and make them exceptional, as compared to the conventional schools today.
Site Selection: The participants are to select a remote location that needs access to education. The entries will be evaluated on the basis of the site justification given.
Spatial Design: The entries will be judged on the basis of creativity displayed in the spatial design and configuration of spaces.
Multipurpose Utility: The utility of the spaces apart from the pre-requisite educational purpose will be evaluated. The participants are to innovatively design the multi-purpose utility of the spaces.
RE School 2018 ARCHITECTURE DESIGN is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary. To join this competition register with us on reschool.volzero.com.