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Regionalism meets technology – Results for Terra x Terra architecture competition has been announced – UNI.xyz

October 21
07:27 2021
Regionalism meets technology - Results for Terra x Terra architecture competition has been announced - UNI.xyz

Runner up entry of the project “The Dune” by Mukul gupta
The challenge here was to design an architecture pavilion that speaks for a more sustainable built habitat of the future using contextual technologies.

The pavilion was proposed on an existing terrace and aimed to be a social Interactive space / Breakout / Rejuvenating space. Provided with large open spaces on all four sides, the function of the pavilion involved hosting small events, break out activities like lunch/tea breaks.

Opportunities with terra x terra and the Pavillion

Every place we visit introduces us to its culture, climate, and endless possibilities. This also invites us to step into the ‘Pavilions’ where the idea and identity of that place are communicated.

In architecture, a Pavilion is a flexible open space that entreats people, provide shelter and common ground for meeting and debates. It manifests celebrations, experimentation, and interactions among visitors and challenges them to approach their environment in a new way.

A pavilion is usually larger than a human scale and often a part of the main building and can be freestanding or permanent in nature. They are the apex of creative implementation intersecting between art and form-building in the physical world that allows architects and designers to openly explore materials, concepts, and passions.

The design of a pavilion holds an exceptional potential to carve out a 3D space that is able to adapt in accordance with its surroundings and is understood by a massive range of audiences with ease. It can have a lot of functions like a shelter/podium/entrance porch and many such uses.

Terra x Terra was a challenge focussed on creating an architectural marvel that speaks for a more sustainable built environment for our coming generations.

In the era of globalization, where almost every city in the world strives to look the same – A pavilion can be the most feasible way to experiment with regionalism in civic life.

How can this new sense of building regionally sustainable pavilions materialize into a rational architecture solution that can be deployed across various sites for tailormade functions they serve?

Competition Brief

This problem prompted enthusiasts to create a design manifesto that could fit multiple typologies (eg: office tower or university) while incorporating the play of light and shadow, attracting distinct crowds around!

While in a conversation with team Uni they said, “Terra x Terra was a challenge focused on creating an architectural marvel that speaks for a more sustainable built environment for our coming generations. The challenge was to design an architecture pavilion that speaks for a more sustainable built habitat of the future using contextual technologies.” They also added, “Pavilions are the apex of creative implementation intersecting between art and form-building in the physical world and how in the era of globalization, where almost every city in the world strives to look the same – A pavilion can be the most feasible way to experiment regionalism in civic life.”

Objectives

The following was provided as the initial points for the participants to begin stimulating their designs: The scale of the pavilion should be ample to seat 20-25 people, with a provision to install a snack bar/service pantry in 8 to 10 sqm.

Any locally sourced material that is eco-friendly for the skin. The structure can be either in terracotta, steel, bamboo, or wood as per the participant’s choice.

The pavilion is supposed to be designed in the following volumetric constraints of 6m x 10m x 4m

Workshop experiences

How about first learning the techniques, getting equipped with precise tools, and then stepping into the battlefield to compete?

YES! This was not just another architecture design competition rather a level up. The Terra x Terra Pavilion Design Workshop + Competition was a Hybrid learning experience, where participants learned to develop a sustainable responsive pavilion using computational design tools (Rhino and Grasshopper) from the following experts: Monish Kumar Siripurapu (Studio ANT) and Karthik Dondeti (Voxelscapes & Codebalé)

We dived deep into the process of developing complex forms by exploring the diverse possibilities that arise from an assemblage of simple components when arranged in different configurations. This was an immersive 8-hour session structured as a studio covering both theoretical and practical aspects of a digital design process.

Winning entries

Ultimately the journey wrapped up by announcing one winner, two runner-ups, people’s choice, and several editor’s choice entries.

1. Winner – Pavilion “SZANTA” – By: Krzysztof Galant The pavilion is a proposal to use defective pallets and consider them as a wooden modular element adjusted to the aesthetics and history of the seaside town of Sopot.

2. Runner up – Bajo-Boo – By Elisabeth Kathryn – Labuan Bajo, the upcoming “new Bali”, is currently being developed as one of the best Indonesian travel destinations. To preserve local culture and the natural ecosystem, Bajo-Boo explored the potential of bamboo as the structure and skin of the pavilion.

3. Runner up: The Dune – By Mukul Gupta  The dune pavilion is an amalgamation of vernacular and technocratic design methodologies. Built upon the theoretical framework of discrete, the pavilion is a showcase of how digital fabrication can enhance traditional materials and design solutions to produce new and exciting architectural artifacts.

The other winning projects are – Pavilion Two Leaves, Aquarius, Diffuse, A Coffee Bean, Ori, Timeless Mesh, Mrittika, Lotus Pavilion, and Baans Ghari.

View full Result: https://uni.xyz/competitions/terra-x-terra/entries

Juror’s feedback

The challenge lied in striking the right balance between the fluidity offered by parametric design and leveraging digital fabrication tools in combination with modular components.

Ultimately, the results and entries recited an amazing learning trajectory with an evident application by each participant.

The esteemed jury for the competition was as follows: Caitlin Mueller: Associate Professor, Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, UK Masoud Akbarzadeh: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, United States Ding Wen ‘Nic’ Bao: Lecturer, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University, Australia.

About UNI

Launched in 2017, UNI is a global network of architects and designers who are solving some of the most challenging problems around the globe. UNI aims to create a seamless information exchange within architecture industry with this one-of-a-kind community. It foresees a future where architects and consumers are getting real-world design deployed over the internet through sophisticated software and applications from anywhere in the world. This competition was done in association with Futurly, Ant Studio and hosted on UNI.xyz.

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