Introduction: Reweave Kozhikode is a national-level architecture design competition organised by IIA Calicut Centre that aims to enable the stakeholders of Comtrust Weaving Factory to understand the possibilities of the dilapidating factory and its surrounding areas as a project of greater civic significance. The competition is looking for creative ideas on how to enhance the connection of the factory site to its wider precinct and the people of Kozhikode.
Can we reweave the city into a factory building?
Can we reweave our lives today into the buildings of yesterday?
Can we reweave the life of a weaving factory?
Can we reweave the factory into the city?
While the site previously housed the headquarters and factory of the Comtrust Weaving Factory, the buildings presently remain mostly unused. The buildings on site and in the surrounding context are of considerable heritage value and the site is of great urban significance being situated adjacent to one of Kozhikode’s busiest commercial streets, SM Street and the popular Mananchira Park. Situated at the heart of the city, the site is of great importance and along with its surroundings has great untapped potential.
In this first phase of the competition, we are seeking contextually sensitive yet visionary and promising proposals for the future of the Comtrust Weaving Factory site and its precinct. In subsequent stages of the competition, the shortlisted participants shall be expected to develop their proposals further upon incorporating input from workshop sessions with the stakeholders.
The detailed competition brief as part of the Competition Docket shall be provided to all the participants upon registration.