Chandigarh Unbuilt: Completing the Capitol

Chandigarh Unbuilt: Completing the Capitol


Archasm is an online international architectural competition organiser, blog and a comprehensive database aimed to storm the architecture and design fraternity with a portal where they could express their creative talent, passion and vision through open-idea competitions in the fields of architecture and design.

The aim of this competition is to design the Museum of Knowledge (MoK) at the original cumulative site of the then proposed MoK and Martyr’s memorial in the Capitol complex. The participants are tasked with defining the purpose of a KNOWLEDGE/ CONAISSANCE MUSEUM in the Chandigarh of 21st century. The proposal for the MoK needs to interpret the function of a knowledge museum in a way that is germane and relevant to the present and future and helps in alleviating chaos and disorder, be it economic, political, social, environmental, urban, technological, demographical etc. in nature.

The participants are required to contemplate the relevance and importance of Le Corbusier’s version of modern architecture in present time and enrich community life by injecting, activating and rejuvenating the public space in and around the Museum of Knowledge.
The site is located in the Capitol Complex exactly opposite the Geometric hill to the north and is contained between the other edifices of Legislative Assembly and Secretariat on one side and High court on the other.

Your proposal must be presented on maximum two landscape oriented A1 sheets using any techniques of your own choice (sketches, diagrams, 3D visualizations, model photos, CAD drawings, etc.)
The first three winners will receive respectively INR 100,000; 60,000 and 40,000 + certificates.
The early registration deadline is on 30th September 2015.
The standard registration is from 1st of October to 30th.

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