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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tropical Architecture Design Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

The competition is now open and ready to receive registrations. This is a FREE competition open to all students within tertiary education

An Innovative Response to TROPICAL climate, we are looking for you to showcase your work. Entries must be received by 1st July 2011.

Required Documents:
•A brief write-up (studio brief, project brief)
•Max 2 x A1 Design boards
•CD with e-copies of the submission
•Optional: model

1st Prize: $3,000 SGD
2nd Prize $2,000 SGD
3rd Prize $1,000 SGD
PLUS 2 runners up prizes of $500 SGD each

For more information,contact:
Benjamin Towell:
Subramaniyam Jekanathan :

a. To promote Tropical Climate sustainable design and how this will require a different approach to temperate climatic green design incorporating innovative material use, and local climatic and community considerations.
b. Encourage students to become future leaders and experts in tropical green design.
c. Promote synergies linking architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape in an integrated whole-systems design approach.

Green architecture and design is well established in the temperate climates. Many of these green features have been applied over here in tropical context with varying degrees of success. The challenge is thus to analyse and present green solutions that are suitable to tropical climates.
Innovative architecture is a key parameter of the design competition. Projects should focus on passive design strategies and incorporation of innovative technologies and solutions including renewable technologies where applicable. The entry must however include a degree of feasibility based on today’s available resources.
Entries can be an entire building, a detailed study or a building element (e.g. a facade study) through to a macro scale intervention, however this must relate to
the tropical climatic context, the local vernacular of the site and the site landscape. We encourage you to use your EXISTING university design work.

Step 1: We wish students to highlight their relevant coursework with their
university tutor’s agreement.
Step 2: Students with the nominated projects to register with Mr. Benjamin Towell
(; Mr. Subramaniyam s/o Jekanathan
Step 3: Students to submit their finalised design proposals by July 1st 2011.

This competition is a chance for you to highlight or develop your university
coursework. Teams of up to 10 members are eligible.

You can nominate your students from any year to take part using their coursework as
as base for the submission.

Review and Selection
The top 5 shortlisted projects will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprising leading architects, Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and the Singapore Green Building Council senior management at the
International Green Building Conference, Singapore, 13-16th September 2011. (website live end of April)
Registration and entry is FREE

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