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HOf - Horizontal Farm New Delhi



The British had assumed control of Delhi in 1803. The then-existing city of about 125 thousand had been founded by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and, over the years, the population of the Indian capital, after independence, has grown beyond the 13 million units. New Delhi had continued to lure British tourists, who found it far more attractive than Indian districts in the colonial metropolis. The fast and continued growth of the city population has generated, as in many other megacities of the world, an economic and social imbalance. About 6 million people live in slums in the suburbs of New Delhi. The formation of slums is closely linked to economic cycles, trends in the distribution of national income, and in recent years with national policies for economic development. The negative effects of globalization (especially the boom and economic failures that have gradually increased economic inequality) have contributed to the huge increase of the slums.

All this is accompanied by a very relevant data: over 60% of the Indian workforce is distributed in the countryside and live on the farm economy. The problem of Indian cities, like New Delhi, is the lack of infrastructure.

Hof - Horizontal Farm in New Delhi wants to focus on finding a solution that integrates the culture and traditions of Indian society with improved living conditions of slums inhabitans.

 

Arch. Manit Rastogi - Morphogenesis Managing Partner - Chairman - India


Manit Rastogi is a Founder and Managing Partner of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading, awardwinning architecture, and Urban Design practices based out of New Delhi, India. Founded in 1996, the firm is a collective of about 70 architects, interior designers, urbanists and environmentalists and is handling projects across varied and complex typologies. Over the last fifteen years, the firm has been responsible for many award-winning projects such as the Apollo House, Gurgaon (2000), MGF Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon (2003), The Uttorayon Township, Siliguri (2006), Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur (2008) etc. which have established Morphogenesis’s leading role in defining contemporary architecture in India and led to international acclaim. The practice is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Best Learning Building at the World Architecture Festival Awards, The Economic Times ACETECH Award, Green Good Design™ Award (The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum), The Architectural Review Cityscape Awards, The A+D Spectrum Award, Indian Institute of Interior Designers- MK Award and the JIIA (Indian Institute of Architects) Award for excellence in architecture amongst others. The practice has been recently featured in BD's World Architecture Top 100 list (UK) in the list of World’s largest architectural practices. Manit has taught at the Architectural Association (London), School of Planning and Architecture (Delhi), and the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute (Hong Kong). He has also been a member of the jury panels of many design awards such as Young Design Entrepreneur award- The British Council, The Urban Reader Connect Initiative- Times Foundation etc. and several academic juries at architectural institutes throughout the country. Manit has been invited as a speaker to various national and international events such as, HAI Conclave 2010, Hotel Association of India, International Conference on Competitive Cities (New Delhi), GRIHA National Conference 2010 (New Delhi), International Green Building Conference IGBC (Singapore), Urban Islands (Australia), Green Building Conference (Hong Kong), and the World Architecture Congress (Dubai and Singapore) etc. Through his role as Founder Member, Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH), Manit Rastogi has been instrumental in constructing the framework for GRIHA guidelines, which is India’s own Green Rating system. As a member of Technical Advisory Committee to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy- Govt. of India, and as Founder Member, Resource Persons Group on Environment and Ecology- Lt. Governor’s Secretariat, New Delhi, and at Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), India, Manit has been influential in supporting Urban Cultural Research/Policy through Intervention/ Working with the community as a Unified voice to work with Urban policymakers and spearheading initiatives with an emphasis on social welfare, and environmental sensibility.

 

Arch. Gurjit Singh Matharoo  -  Matharoo Associates Principal Architect  - India


Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, in 1966, Matharoo received his diploma (Equivalent to B.Arch.) in architecture at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad in 1989, and then worked for one year in the office of Michele Arnaboldi and Giorgio Guschetti in Ticino, Switzerland.  In 1991, he established his firm Matharoo Associates in Ahmedabad, and began teaching at CEPT. In Matharoo Associates Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design and Structural Design are all practiced under one roof. It has a strength of 15 members and is fully equipped to render highest quality services.

 

Arch. Vikas Pawar - India


Vikas Pawar is an Indian Architect, working to develop a new language of architecture that would “sustain” and “survive” the impacts of climate change, taking sustainability one step ahead. He worked at proposal for ‘Redevelopment of Vikas Marg, New Delhi’ exhibited at 1st India Habiat Forum. ‘Eco-Skyscraper at Noida City Centre’ exhibiting at Florence World Festival.He also research on ‘Survival of Cities in era of Climate Change’. Seminar on ‘Should we not be living in a Fair City ?’, discussing the issues of urban poor. A 20 minutes documentary on the connection of the city of New Delhi through the ages with the river Yamuna and its critical condition


Arch. Sangeet Sharma - India


Sangeet Sharma is a practising architect in Chandigarh. He is a partner in SD Sharma & associates, a well known firm of the region founded by his father Ar SD Sharma, an eminent architect who worked with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on the Chandigarh project. He promotes Chandigarh architecture in particular and sustainable architecture in general through his foundation called “A3 Foundation”.

 

Arch. Gaia Rengo - Italy 


Gaia Rengo is an italian architect. She’s graduated in Architecture in Roma Tre University in 2007. She work as free lance architect and from 2009 she ‘s attending the PhD in Architectural Composition and Theory of Architecture at the Sapienza University in Rome.
In her academic experience there are the Valparaiso Architectural School in Chile, and the Helsinki University’s International Summer School.





First Prize

First: GROW YOUR HOME

TEAM MEMBERS:

Radim Tkadlec 

Olga Krajkovicova

COUNTRY:

Czech Rep. 

Slovakia 

Second Prize

Second: YUGAAD SARAI

TEAM MEMBER:

SOURAV BANERJEA

ANUJ VIJAY KALE

SOHOMDEEP SINHAROY

COUNTRY:

India

Third Prize

Third: HOF HORIZONTAL 

          FARM IN NEW DELHI

TEAM MEMBERS:

Patricia Wess  

Gerald Grassl 

COUNTRY:

Austria 


HONORABLE MENTIONS

First Mention

HOF HORIZONTAL

FARM IN NEW DELHI

TEAM MEMBERS: 

Cristina Della Vecchia 

Luca Caroti 

Elena Capodarca 

Francesco Barea 

COUNTRY:

Italy 

 

Architectural Quality Mention 

Second Mention

LIVING WEAVE

TEAM MEMBER:

Jude D'Souza 

Suprio Bhattacharjee 

Priya Kanchan 

Sonali Praharaj 

Dhara Mehta  

COUNTRY:

India

 

 

Environmental Quality Mention

RELEASE THE EARTH 

TEAM MEMBERS: 

Lukasz Brzozowski

Mateusz Klepado

Barbara Grzywa

Weronika Salach

Katarzyna Kuczynska 

COUNTRY:

Poland

 

 

Special Mention

 


 

CLOUDS OF PIXELS

TEAM MEMBERS: 

Ajay Sonar

Shantanu Autade

Anagha Patil

Rohit Fegde

Shailesh Devi

COUNTRY:

India

 

 

Special Mention

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This competition is closed for other registration, the Deadline was: 2012-06-15