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Transparence 13.0

Transparence 14.0

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Transparence 14.0

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Transparence 14.0 is open to undergraduate students of Architecture and Design. Those who are considered students at the time of registration are eligible to participate. Applicants who are awaiting their final year results may also register.

Competition Format

  • Transparence 14.0 is open to undergraduate students of architecture and design. Recent graduates from 2019 are also eligible to participate.
  • Teams to comprise of a maximum of three members.
  • It is a two-stage competition
    First stage: Regional juries – North, South, East and West.
    Second stage: Grand Finale.
  • Teams will be shortlisted by an online jury and would be invited to present (closed jury) at the Regional jury. The venue for the first stage regional juries will be communicated to all the participants.
  • Top two teams from each region would be invited to the Grand Finale to make a presentation before a selected panel of jury.

Submission Format

  • A maximum of twelve A3 sheets with a readable scale of drawing and legible text. All sheets are to be compiled into a SINGLE PDF (25MB maximum).
  • Your name or any identification should not feature on the sheets. The pdf file should be named by the participants’ first names followed by the college name. For instance if abc is the participant from xyz college, the file name would be “abc_xyz”. In case, abc is sending multiple entries, the subsequent files will be names as “abc1_xyz” “abc2_xyz” and so on. We will assign ID numbers to each submission to ensure anonymity.
  • Please restrict your word limit on the sheets to 100-150 words per sheet.
  • Include the North arrow for the plans and a graphical scale for ALL drawings.
  • Include a summarized area statement of your design with reference to the byelaws on not more than single A4 sheet.
  • Please note again that the site, brief and theme provided to you is for purely academic purposes and is hypothetical in nature. It is advisable to direct any questions regarding the competition to Team Ethos only.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Concept and design intent
  • Originality
  • Response to the context
  • Area program: Understanding the working and circulation of passengers and vehicles within a railway station.
  • Efficient use of space: Macro and micro design solutions
  • Hierarchy of spaces
  • Efficient use of renewable resources such as water and energy.
  • Translation of concept to final design.