Launch February 15, 2020
Submission Deadline: Aug 18th 2020
Public Voting begins: Sep 8th 2020
Public Voting ends: Oct 3rd 2020
Result Announcement: Oct 15th 2020
Extreme Habitat Challenge 2020 is pleased to invite architects, designers, engineers, the student fraternity, and visualizers from around the globe to take part in its third edition of Extreme Habitat Challenge: Pacific. The Extreme Habitat Challenge (EHC) is one of the world’s most coveted competitions for habitat design. It recognizes exceptional ideas that redefine habitat design through the implementation of innovative ideas, techniques, construction, visual, programmatic and futuristic organizations through architecture as a tool.
As our cities grow, there are severe impacts visible to the quality of life due to overpopulation. Apart from that, the climate of the world is conclusively becoming harsher. Weather changes are becoming more rampant. We need resilient buildings. A limitless growth of population ultimately contradicts the motive of moving to the city, where people, instead of experiencing a better quality of life face the contrary throughout. All of these circumstances and vulnerabilities are only bound to grow in the future.
Cities cannot be overhauled overnight. But the past, especially the industrial revolution, has proven that our cities can, and they have in fact, changed. Technology being the fastest agent of change today, has almost displaced the need of living in a city - including repercussions like social isolation between people today.A new era of evolution has begun, which brings in technology to resolve even man-made disasters. Faster transportation techniques, connectivity & collaboration has made it possible to look beyond boundaries of cities. We take this opportunity to build a more responsible and innovative class of habitats which may be small but can definitely inspire change for the cities of tomorrow.
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