Summary: The design challenge intends to develop the neighborhood of Koundampalayam as an integral part of Coimbatore, sharing its ecological heritage with the city and its immediate neighborhood. These ideas should be tied with the basic principles of urban design, that consider environmental, social, and cultural sustainability of the neighborhood and its residents.
Description: Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) with GIZ India, Taru Leading Edge and Urbanista under the “Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities” (SUD-SC) project as part of Indo-German Bilateral Technical Cooperation launches the Co(Vai) Design Competition – a national level ‘Urban Design Competition’ (UDC) that aims to jointly design and facilitate with a diverse set of stakeholders the implementation of integrated civic projects that are of key relevance to the sustainable development of Coimbatore. The competition invites multi-disciplinary teams of professionals from diverse backgrounds (Architecture, Urban design, Landscape Design, Social Sciences, Humanities, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Spatial Planning and allied fields) to participate and present implementable ideas that are scalable, sustainable, inclusive in nature, based on local needs and multisectoral in their approach.
The top three entries will be awarded contracts to further refine their design solution for implementation and get an opportunity to collaborate with international experts from India and Germany.
You can also visit Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation “Main Links” for more information on the participation.
Download the competition document here.