Organized by an international platform Volume Zero which showcases works of upcoming designers, RE-School invites you to rethink and reimagine the idea of schools and challenge the conventional education system and learning spaces reaching out millions to whom Education is inaccessible.
Volume Zero has been hosting various open design and idea competitions to encourage and inspire young, talented designers and students from around the globe. Their team of young architectural professionals from Mumbai, India aspire to create a dais for young design talent that will motivate and embolden them to think differently, beyond their boundaries and showcase their work on this global forum. The platform intends to be a frontrunner in the field of architectural competition platforms and design magazines in India and on an international level. The aim is to revolutionize the dynamics of design competition formats and the user demands all round the clock.
RE-School aims to tackle social issues using design as a primary tool. RE-School believes that architecture and design can considerably help in rebuilding children’s lives around the world by bringing education closer to them. Spaces have a great impact on the lives of the people that inhabit them and by designing one that impart education, millions of children can be benefitted.
Over the last decades, education has evolved into a vital necessity for people belonging to all facets of the ever-changing world. An important agent of social change, education not only helps in moulding young minds with values but also guides their intellectual development and boosts the society’s potential for its own progressive transformation. Education can help in the eradication of many social evils such as poverty, poor health, scarcity of food and water, pollution and other stigmas.
The participants are to design a multifunctional educational space to accommodate a capacity of 200 students from the age group of 5 to 11 years. These spaces should also function as an interactive space for the local community post school hours.
The chosen site should be in a region where education is inaccessble. The built up area of the school should not exceed 500 square metres.
The designed spaces should be innovative, encourage learning for children as well as strengthen the communal spirit. The space should incite a healthy dialogue amongst the local communities. These spaces can work in unison during school hours or after. Thus, enhancing the social development.
The participants are encouraged to develop their own program. The spaces designed should not be limited to the standard activities viz. educational spaces, sanitary and administrative areas; the designs should promote innovative activities that stimulate accelerated learning and development.
The competition is open from 16th of December 2018 (15th of December 2018 for Early Registration) with the Sumbission Deadline on the 25th of January 2019, the winners will be announced on the 25th of March 2019.
Prizes are as follows:
- 1st Place: $2000 USD,Volume Zero Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, Publication, 10 Honorable mentions
- 2nd Place: $1200 USD,Volume Zero Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, Publication, 10 Honorable mentions
- 3rd Place: $800 USD, Volume Zero Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, Publication, 10 Honorable mentions
All the Winners and Honorable Mentions would be published on the Volume Zero website and in other leading international Magazines. Furthermore, all participants would receive a certificate for participation.