THE SOUL TEMPLE

THE SOUL TEMPLE

Architecture Competition: THE SOUL TEMPLE

Urbanization, which is defined as a rise in the number of cities and urban population, is not only a demographic trend, but also encompasses social, economic, and psychological changes. One of the most pressing global health challenges of the twenty-first century is the increasing growth of urban populations around the world.

With urbanization comes a distinct combination of benefits and drawbacks. This population shift is accompanied by economic expansion and industrialization, as well as significant shifts in social structure and family life patterns. Increased stresses and factors such as an overcrowded and polluted environment, high levels of violence, and limited social support all have an impact on mental health.  The challenges are diverse and the entire population is affected by urbanization.

Psychoses, depression, sociopathy, substance abuse, alcoholism, criminality, delinquency, vandalism, family dissolution, and estrangement are only a few of the diseases and deviancies linked to urbanization. Given the wide range of health and wellness outcomes linked to environmental exposure, the loss of nature experiences could be a direct cause of these difficulties. Exposure to nature has an important behavioral component with people choosing how often and how long they interact with the natural world.

Hence, people need a place where they can interact with nature and their inner self. Studies have shown that spending more time with nature and having a quiet place to meditate helps with a lot of physical and mental problems that one faces in an urban lifestyle. Not the gardens, not the parks, but a space dedicated specifically to achieving peace of mind.

OBJECTIVE

Design a space for people to go to find inner peace. A place where they can interact with nature and meditate in peace. A space where one can find exposure to the environment. Craft a space where people can achieve their peace of mind in between the hustles of their city lives.

  • The aim is to provide a space for people to self therapise themselves or in small groups to keep up with the pace of urban cities.
  • Outline a space that takes people away from their daily struggles and problems, and helps them in achieving their harmony.
  • Incorporate spaces for therapeutic activities like meditation, yoga, etc.
  • Incorporate nature integrated/interactive solutions
  • The space should work-alike for people of every age group
  • There is no site restriction
  • There is no area restriction

PRIZES

Total cash prize worth 21,000 INR.

Winner: Cash prize of INR 10000 + Acknowledgement on our website and social media + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on the website + 40% discount on your next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

1st Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 6500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on the website + 30% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

2nd Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 4500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on the website + 20% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

10 Honorable mentions: Acknowledgement on our website + 10% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

Participation certificate for all the participants.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Indian National Foreign National
Early-bird Registration

1st JUN – 3Oth JUN’22

450 INR 10 USD
Standard Registration

1st JUL – 20th JUL’22

520 INR 13 USD
Late Registration

21st JUL – 10th AUG’22

750 INR 20 USD

NOTE:

A team can have up to 3 members.

The amount is non-refundable.

Late registered participants will receive 10 extra days for submission.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Anyone can participate irrespective of profession or qualification, and present their ideas. Participants can submit multiple entries but that would require multiple registrations.

A team can have up to 3 members.

TIMELINE

Registration deadline: 10th AUGUST 2022

Submission deadline: 15th AUGUST 2022

The submission deadline for all the participants who registered from 21st July to 10th August is 25th AUGUST 2022

Result announcement: 30th AUGUST 2022

*All the Deadlines are 23:59 IST (INDIA)

The following dates can be a subject of modification, if necessary.

for more details: https://arch8.in/present-competition/

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