IndiaNext Edition 04

VILLAGE 2047

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ABOUT US

OVERVIEW OF ULTRATECH CEMENT

UltraTech Cement Limited, an Aditya Birla Group Company, is the largest manufacturer of cement and concrete in India. With a capacity of 96.5 million tonne per annum (MTPA), it is the 3rd largest producer of cement.(excluding China)

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OVERVIEW OF INDIANEXT

As an initiative, IndiaNext is designed to endorse all possibilities of an idea that can make a difference. The platform is annually offered to the most noted professionals and brightest of students from the engineering and architecture sector to bring forth solutions to the most pressing need of the hour, in building a better, more beautiful India.

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The Challenge

1
Identify a Village

The Government, through the Ministry of Rural Development, has identified villages under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan which can be benefitted immediately.

2
Generate the Design Brief

The village study will provide a blueprint for building a brief. A substantial portion of the brief should enumerate the spatial, social, structural and economic nature of the village.

3
Respond to the Brief

The design intervention should be one that improves the quality of life of the individual householder or a community. The design is for a buildable structure but should have the potential to be replicated or form the basis for a prototype.

THE COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Within the context of the evolving realities in rural India, IndiaNext has identified the following three areas of buildable design interventions.
Individual House or Multi-family Housing
Community Facility
Infrastructural Solution

Competition Brief

"Smart habitation is… where the rural and urban divide is reduced to a very thin line."
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
The IndiaNext Initiative

At the core of every IndiaNext competition hosted by UltraTech Cement lies the determined endeavor to take up some of the biggest challenges currently facing the country.

The State of Affairs

In 2047 India will celebrate a hundred years of independence. While there will be various parameters to measure the nation’s progress, the yardstick that will ultimately define our country’s ‘development’ in the most succinct terms is already emerging and shaping itself in the most transformative of ways - the rural landscape.

The Opportunity

Most engineers and architects are based in and practice in urban or peri-urban areas. The current urban professional and educational view is far removed from the reality that is the new Indian village.

Evaluation Criteria

The Jury will evaluate entries on the basis of a balanced approach.

Submission Criteria

Check guidelines for the entries to be submitted.

Architectural Work References

Prizes

CATEGORY PRIZE MONEY / WINNER WINNER COUNT
NATIONAL WINNER INR.6,00,000 1
ZONAL WINNERS
(North , South , East, West , Central)
INR.1,50,000 5
STUDENT NATIONAL WINNER INR.1,00,000 1