All that you simply got to realize Innovation Hub Design Challenge:

With the increase within the importance of values like innovation as a key think about the long-term success of a replacement business venture, it’s become increasingly important to take care of the values processed by a small-scale company because it scales to large multinational corporations. This has got to be addressed at both the micro-level by the work assigned to individuals and therefore the macro-level on the planning of the workspace so as to facilitate collaboration and innovation.

With this in mind, Shaastra – Summit 2021, in accordance with its theme Archi-Tech has partnered up with L&T Construction for our flagship competition for this year. “Innovation Hub Design Challenge” aims to reap the facility of design to make commercial facilities that act as workplaces and community hubs to instill an innovative spirit within the organization and thus build a healthy company culture.
• How should a campus integrate a work-life balance through its design?
• What would be the optimal layout to attenuate the time spent by the workforce in commuting and maximize productivity?
• How would we be ready to satisfy our aim while keeping sustainability in mind?
There are endless questions, but there are endless possibilities also . This competition challenges you to use modern-day architectural practices like sustainability and adaptableness in design and planning, to market the mixing of social, economic, and physical aspects involved in developing the innovation hub of the longer term . the utilization of technology for designing, analyzing, and visualizing are going to be highly encouraged.
Problem Statement:

Competition Topic
Designing Innovation Hubs: Using the facility of design to make commercial facilities that act as workplaces and community hubs to instill an innovative spirit within the organization and thus, build a healthy company culture.

Client and Project Brief
The client is an American Multinational headquartered in California. The company’s operations in India began within the year 2000.
Currently, the client has leased multiple office spaces in multiple cities across the country. they might wish to consolidate and shift all the workers during a single campus which might foster Innovation and convey during a sense of community. The proposed development is envisaged to be future-ready and would cater to the workspace requirements for subsequent decade.

Site Context
The client bought a land parcel of about 31.0 acres at a Govt approved Special Economic Zone(SEZ) in Chennai.
The site is imaginary and therefore the participants can assume context. the location layout is attached.
The development would come with office/ workplace, canteen and amenities, customer experience center, development center (innovation hub), service building, parking facility, and security blocks.

Design Considerations
• the planning shall be supported the fashionable , urban work environment with a green building concept providing functional business space and amenities. The Campus Master planning shall have international benchmarking with reference to landscape design and planning principles. the stress shall get on community building and the way the planning encourages interaction.
• the planning shall suits green building standards to realize LEED gold rating, contributing to enhancing the energy efficiency, optimization of resources, while reducing the upkeep cost and waste generation.
• the event are often separate blocks or combined as per the planning narrative and therefore the total area of development shall be approx. 3.5 million sq. ft. including all ancillary facilities and cater to a working population of 20,000.
• Ergonomically designed work area with maximum employee comfort shall be considered. The parking shall accommodate 2500 car slots and 5000 two-wheeler slots, 20 bus bay and lay off area.
• an equivalent are often planned within the basement/ surface parking, making it convenient for the workers . Standalone Multilevel car parking isn’t preferred. The traffic circulation shall be designed for a congestion-free inflow and outflow of traffic. The pedestrian circulation shall connect all structures within the Masterplan weaving the whole campus.
• The amenity area shall contains a food court and community spaces. The community spaces shall also include a center , gymnasium, changing rooms and locker rooms for male and feminine associates separately, recreation area, convenience stores, daycare, and crèche facility, etc.
• The multi-cuisine food court/ canteen shall cater to a one-time capaciousness of 1/3rd of the whole headcount.
• Outdoor games play areas shall be considered and designed along side outdoors Theatre.
• We invite all architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations curious about the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.
• The minimum age for participants is 17.
Team Composition:
• Individual participants also will be allowed for the competition.
• Team registrations are allowed with a maximum size of 4 participants.
• Each team is allowed to form only one submission per round for the competition.


Stage One
• Registrations and submissions open on 14th Jan’2021
• Registrations and submissions close on 5th Feb’2021, 11:59 pm
Further details about ‘Stage Two’ will be communicated to all the shortlisted participants.
Submission Guidelines:
• Registrations and submissions are only accepted through D2C.
• Participants and teams alike can make only one submission.

For Stage 1:
The participants may submit their entries providing an explanatory presentation for:
• Design Narrative – Competitors approach to sustainability and adaptability in design and planning
• Identification of key social, economic, and physical aspects that the participant is proposing to integrate while evolving the design
• Designer’s interpretation/analysis of the overall design problem
Guidelines to be followed:
• The submission should contain only a single PDF
• Text, sketches, and artistic renders can be used
• This shall not exceed ten A3 size sheets
• The file size should not exceed 20 MB
• The document should be of good resolution.
The shortlisted participants will move to the second round of the competition.

For Stage 2:
Participants will be required to submit the following:
1. Design Basis Report – This should be formatted as a PDF that includes an explanatory presentation demonstrating:
• How the objective of the competition was achieved?
• How the design was evolved as per the design narrative along with social, economic, and physical aspects identified in Stage 1?
• How was the technology used for designing, analyzing, and visualizing the proposal?
2. Rendered site plan/ master plan showcasing:
• Integration of Built Environment with Landscape design.
• The weaving of vehicular and pedestrian circulation.
3. Plans, Elevation, and Sections for Office, Cafeteria, Customer Experience Centre and Innovation Hub
4. Perspective Views/ Walkthrough
Additional requirements and mentoring of Stage – 2 will be provided to the shortlisted entries.
Data Protection:
• The participants hereby grant Shaastra, IIT Madras, and L&T construction a non-exclusive right to use the submitted photo free of any charge for non-commercial purposes for the Shaastra, IIT Madras web page, social media platforms, and printed publications.
• Participants must be able to provide proof of their identity, age, and place of residence in such a way that Shaastra, IIT Madras can check and disqualify entries for any breach of rules.
• Shaastra, IIT Madras reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.
• The participant will be disqualified for the breach of any of the competition rules. In such a case the organizer’s decision will be final and binding on all participants.
• The submission must be an original work authored by the participant.
• By participating in this contest, the participant declares and warrants that:
• The material is their own.
• No one else apart from the participant has the copyright or any intellectual property right on the submitted work.
• The submitted work does not infringe on the copyright or intellectual property rights of someone else.
• The participant remains the owner of the copyright of the submitted work(s).
• The illustrations will be credited appropriately each time it is reproduced or communicated to the public by Shaastra, IIT Madras, and L&T construction.

Download the information related to this competition here.

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