While the temporary spaces created during festivities have a ‘local’ touch to them, they are also getting transformed with the available resources and technological advancements. So, keeping in mind the historic, cultural, religious importance of the place, people and the festival and also utilising sensible materials and technology; how would one design the shelter that translates space into a place for a temporary time? How one could add value, enhance the ambience- image of the city; look at safety aspects, economical solutions, time for construction and yet evoke the emotions through spatial experiences.
The design challenge here is design temporary spaces for a specific festivity, for a particular location and context. It involves understanding the historic relevance of the festival, the symbolic meanings, the purpose, time constraints, locally available materials, climatological considerations, technological advancements and also that has mere or no impact on the ecosystem. The space chosen could be for any of the festivity and could be at any scale, irrespective of the number of people who congregate. It could be for any facility that can be used during the festivity. It shouldn’t be a design that is already in practice, but it could be inspired from that or modified considering various aspects.
A maximum of 4- A2 sheets in digital format in 300 DPI (PDF and JPEG) that should include Architectural Drawings required to explain the scheme and Design. It is left to the participant’s discretion to decide on the content of the submission which could include all or any few of the following.
Ar. Diwakar Chintala
Diwakar has over 25 years of experience in a range of complex building types including super-tall, high-rise, commercial, institutional, residential and low-cost housing in the United States, China, Middle East & India.
With the belief that "simple and honest" design is the answer to the many complex challenges we face, over the past 24 years, Diwakar has designed projects in the United States, the Middle-East, China and India. His design process at Studio Chintala, his design practice in Bangalore involves challenging preconceived notions about buildings and typologies and starting with a “clean-slate” and developing concepts based on logic, context and the aspirations of the users. "Style and aesthetics" are purely a consequence of this creative process.
From designing high-rise buildings such as the second tallest building in the world, to developing the $1,500 House, his work has acknowledged the impact of the built-environment on human behaviour often offering a minimalist approach to design. Diwakar work spans designs for several products, a furniture line, graphic design, video documentaries and User Experience.
Ar. Sjoerd Krijnen
Practising in Berlin, Germany and Researcherat Animalesque team
AA School, LONDON
Sjoerd Krijnen is a Dutch architect and teacher with working experience in the Netherlands, India and Germany. He obtained his Master-diploma in Architecture at Delft Technical University. In the Netherlands he worked at ZJA (2002 – 2006) and AAENP (2007-2014) on the design and realisation of buildings and structures that are deeply connected to the Dutch land- and waterscapes, like pump houses, public transport hubs and highway master planning.
From 2014 till 2017 he lived and worked in India, working in the Design and Research Cell of RSP Design Consultants in Bangalore, and teaching and advising at an Institute of Architecture in Mangalore. Currently he lives in Berlin, Germany where he practices as an architect and is involved in the AA School (London) driven Animalesque programme as a teacher and researcher, focusing on design as a tool for better integration of wildlife in the urban environment.
Ar. Sagara Jayasinghe
Department of Integrated Design
University of Moratuwa SriLanka
Ar. Sagara Jayasinghe obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in architecture from the University of Moratuwa in 1996 and 2000 respectively. At present, he is a faculty member of the Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa.
With the He believes in practicing what he advocates in his approach to teaching and learning expedition in Architecture and Design while enjoying what he does. Sagara is a Fellow of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and a long-standing member of SLIA’s Board of the Architectural Publications and many other committees. He was elected as a member of the council of the SLIA for the sessions 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Sagara’s innate passion for Art, Architecture and Archaeology has pronounced him to be an active member of The Catholic National Commission for Liturgy and Culture and The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL). He also serves in the capacity of Joint Secretary to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Sri Lanka.