Home Base Earth Global Architectural competition
The main goal of this competition is simple.
We want to collect ideas, technologies, and innovations from all around the world showing proper knowledge to create solutions to our problems as human beings and to spread awareness about migration.
We want to give you the chance to be a part of putting these solutions into action.
Awards and Incentives
Cash Price 5000$ for the winning team
This can open your carrier perspectives in a multidimensional way.
A chance to present your work in WGIC'2022. The date will be announced later.
Besides the chance making this sophisticated group of international experts a part of your future carrier network you receive the exclusive chance of being part of the realization team of future projects from HBE.
- You can register as an individual or team with a maximum of 4 members.
- The team members can come from various educational background like architecture, environmental, urban planning which will enable them to design the eco settlements. Collaboration between multi-disciplinary participants are encouraged.
- The team members can be any interested person. For example, it could be a mix of Undergraduates, Postgraduates or PhD students enrolled in a full-time program and staff working in any educational institutions.
- No Age limit
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Fill in your details in the application form and submit them to us. You will receive an acknowledgment email.
Applications are open from until 31st May’2021. For more details, feel free to use chat box or mail us on email@example.com
Steps in the competition
Participation in this global challenge is open under two categories, individual and teams. You can participate as students, professors, or an organization. Register your team or yourself on our website. Register until 31st May 2021.
With the guidelines given, start building a town in your preferred hotspot from the scratch covering all the key areas mentioned in the website.
The final date to submit your project is 31st August 2021. The project must be submitted in the website portal. The project can include a report written in the given template, CAD drawings of your plan, posters and pictures. Any other form of presentation that will explain your project better please submit them in a PDF format.
The land chosen for Hotspots has enormous opportunities for building eco- settlements. The participants can choose areas plus or minus few kilometers around the mentioned areas below.
|Climate||Mediterranean climate||Subtropical with seasonal rain, depending on the altitude||Monsoon climate|
|Topography||Flat||Nearly flat on plateau||Flat, swampland|
|Possible local materials for settlements||Sand stones||Bamboo||Clay|
|Economic opportunities||Hydroponic agriculture, Tourism||Bamboo production, Hydroponic agriculture||Hydroponic agriculture|
|Main challenge/ Risks||Ports for refugees to flee to Europe crossing Meditereanean Sea||Ethnic conflicts, huge refugee camps nearby||Huge existing migrant camp nearby|
What makes a good proposal?
Key areas to work
Sketch a schematic outline for a city with 10.000 new arriving inhabitants. Show the basic types of buildings like housing, community, schools, health, production units.
The town shall become a permanent, green, and healthy living habitat.
Show a city/place/street system that is easy to install and which can grow along with more people coming. Since nobody can estimate the final size of the city, make the size breathable. The city must have ability to grow and shrink as the demand changes without falling into slum structures. Think of modules that can serve as a base unit which can be multiplied on demand if the population rises from 10,000 to 150,000 people.
Please think of a welcome system that avoids chaos when new arrivals come to the city and provides them with basic needs.
For example, building interim housing systems which are easy to install or disassemble and reused several times should not mean using tents or other unstable structures.