Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) under ‘Liveable Leh’, a project funded by the ecu Union and supported by BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association) and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), is currently working towards achieving an inclusive, resilient and liveable Himalayan city. the most focus of the project is to mitigate global climate change and also to realize Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities). As a neighborhood of this initiative, LEDeG is launching a worldwide Design Competition on solutions to resolve problems in high-altitude towns, under Work Package 4.8 of the Liveable Leh project.

This design competition Liveable Leh: involve Ideas, aims to explore and develop cutting-edge innovations to fight global climate change at high altitudes. Research has shown that prime altitude areas are the earliest to be suffering from global climate change and thus are a bellwether for changes that other regions may experience within the future. the simplest ideas are going to be awarded, published, and disseminated to other similar regions which can find these solutions useful.

Solution Areas:

We seek proposals that are innovative, sustainable, and address Climate Change in high altitude regions. Participants may choose to submit solutions at the Macro or Micro-level


Solutions should embody innovation and technological advancement elaborating on the issues at City and Regional Level. Application of sustainable techniques for construction, reusing building materials, reducing the carbon footprint; energy generation, waste management, transportation planning, urban design, water supply, livelihood generation, etc. are some key areas you may address.


Solutions should exemplify innovation in passive and active design through products, details, and household level interventions that can be implemented at smaller scales.


Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Architecture and Design across the world
Professionals under 30 years of age are also eligible to participate

Team Composition:

Maximum of two members per team.


First Prize: INR 50,000
Second Prize: INR 30,000
Third Prize: INR 10,000
2 Jury Commendations: INR 5,000 each
The innovation/idea would be shared with LAHDC Leh, which is the local government, for adoption if found practical.
The best ideas will be awarded, published and disseminated to other similar regions which may find these solutions useful.

New schedule:
Important Dates
Registrations open:              28th October 2020
Registration Deadline:         25th January 2021
Submission Deadline:          30th January 2021

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Call for Ideas: Liveable Leh
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    January 25, 2021 11:30 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    January 30, 2021 11:30 PM
  • Price


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