UltraTech Cement has invited architects, experts and talent from the student community in the engineering and architectural sectors to register for the fifth edition of its IndiaNext initiative.
The theme of this year’s IndiaNext initiative is ‘Build with Speed’, in which India's mix of engineers, architects, and designers will compete to choose a project from an urban or rural context and propose an innovative design to create an impact and help India achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The theme of ‘Build with Speed’ aims to develop home designs, aided with latest technologies, processes and materials, that can recraft India’s growth story. The theme challenges participants to take up the ambitious challenge of fulfilling the nation’s housing development priorities, in a time-bound approach. Participants choosing the urban context, will focus on development of housing solutions aimed at rehabilitation of migrant workers or slum-based population. Those who choose the rural context, will focus on developing housing solutions tailored for the homeless population or migrant labour residing in India’s villages. Entries under the rural context may also look at mass low-cost housing for communities likely to benefit from government schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G).
All entries this year will be accepted online and will be evaluated by an expert panel of architects across a wide array of parameters which will include speed of construction, creativity and innovation, longevity of the project, technology & materials used, scalability and overall impact created.
The last day for submission of entries is 31 January 2022.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/indian-subcontinent/24122021/ultratech-cement-calls-for-entries-to-fifth-edition-of-indianext/