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Jan 03, 2016
THE IGBC GREEN DESIGN COMPETITION 13
Waste to Wealth- Indias much needed sustainability initiative
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better Its not The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
We must learn to see which we have been trained not to see - Anonymous
The development of science & technology and ever growing global economies has increased human capacity to extract resources from nature. This has led to reduced resource efficiencies resulting in growing quantum of waste ending up in landfills as well as fast depletion of natural resources. Some of the estimates echo this fact saying that over 100 million tons/ year of non- hazardous and 8 million tons of hazardous wastes are generated in India. The per capita generation of municipal solid waste is around 0.2 0.6 kg per day increasing at a rate of 1 -1.3% per year. All these waste fall under over 50 different waste categories including municipal, hazardous, agricultural, biomedical, etc., further each having thousands of types of waste. If India continues with the present practices in waste management, the country will require more that 1,400 sq.km of land by 2047 primarily consisting of Construction and Demolition (C & D), Plastic, other non-reusable materials. The construction industry can play a major role in utilising these inert waste streams. The utilisation of alternative materials such as C & D waste, Plastic bottles, Scrap metals, furniture waste, etc., can have a major impact if utilised for new constructions. The Architect plays a major role in designing buildings utilizing sustainable raw materials including some of the above said wastes leading to affordable and sustainable constructions. These solutions provide a major impetus during natural disasters by way of providing readily available raw materials i.e. waste which has been dumped for ages. We call upon the budding architects to come up with innovative, futuristic, sustainable designs using any of the waste generated in the present society. Design Problem
A. Design How garbage and its problems can be addressed in the very initial stage of designing. Please elaborate with one example of any one particular building typology:
- Small scale : Independent houses, bungalows, cafes, restaurants etc - Medium scale : Institutions etc - Large scale: Industries, high-rise housing projects etc.
B. Materials - Identify minimum 3 waste materials commonly associated with the Construction and
Demolition industry and study their life cycle assessment. Life-cycle assessment is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, storage, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling). Life cycle assessment is the science of measuring the environmental effects of a building from Cradle to Grave from the harvesting and extraction of the materials used to make the building to its ultimate disposal. (Source: US EPA)
- Design sustainable methods of dealing with the 3 materials being studied with respect to the life cycle assessment, from its raw materials to its disposal/recycling.
C. The Dump yard Design a dump yard for your locality! You can work with an already existing dump yard or you could choose a new more appropriate site for your locality. You know the drill! Design the space and the process for dumping or recycling of garbage, and make it as effective, efficient and sustainable as possible.
D. Make a law Imagine you are a senior member of the government of India! Make one law either for the designer or the client or the end user or anyone associated with the designed space for better management of waste. Make sure the law is concise, not overly imposing or cumbersome, but at the same time sustainable and efficient.
The Format Open to all undergraduate students of Architecture and Design across the country. Anyone who is a student of Architecture and Design at the time of registration is eligible to participate. Team Composition Maximum of two members. Facilitation by and Involvement of faculty members is desired. It would be extremely useful to the students if this could be incorporated into the curriculum of the students in the manner found suitable by the faculty. Awards An eminent jury will assess the entries and arrive at the top three winning entries and the awards will be presented during the IGBCs Flagship event on Green Buildings - Green Building Congress 2013 between 24th and 25th October 2013 at Chennai. The top three winning teams get an opportunity to participate in the Congress, including travel and accommodation. I prize: a trophy + a certificate: `.50,000/- II prize: a trophy + a certificate: `.30,000/- III prize: a trophy + a certificate: `.20,000/-
Last date for Registration: 7th October 2013 Last Date for Submission: 15th October 2013
Requirement for submission A Background statement - defining the problem All sheets should be of A3 size and the number to be restricted to a maximum of 5 sheets. Please ensure that your names, college names and other details are written only at the rear side of the sheets as a small label. Please restrict yourself to a maximum word limit of 2500 words. More graphical presentations will be appreciated. Barring the size, number of sheets and word limit, please feel free to innovate in the style and format of submission. Acknowledge references used for case studies and also any design ideas that have been adopted or adapted. All designs will be put through a scrutiny via different search engines. We would also require you to furnish a letter stating that the design is your property. You may send soft copies along with hard copies. The soft copies should be sent as power point presentations or pdf presentations to be compatible with Microsoft office 2007. Please make sure that you make a copy for yourselves before sending in the submission. We will not be able to return your submissions. The submission needs to be sent to Mistry Architects 444 13th Cross, 5th Main, 2nd Stage Indiranagar Bangalore 560038 Phone:080 25257529
About Indian Green Building Council (IGBC): Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the Council is to enable sustainable built-environment for all stakeholders and to facilitate India emerge as one of the world leaders in sustainable built-environment by 2025.The Council has in the past 12 years of its existence has facilitated 2,040 Green Buildings in the country, with a footprint of 1.42 Billion sq.ft. covering varied building types viz. commercial, residential, hospitals, airports, retail, factory buildings and town ships. The Council presently has 13 Chapters spread all over the country to cater to the aspirations of various states and regions. These chapters are headed by eminent Architects and Developers. To seed the ideas of green building concepts in the minds of young people, IGBC has started Student chapters in various architectural and engineering colleges. The council closely works with State and Central Governments, World Green Building Council, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies in promoting green building concepts.