Announces theme of this year’s initiative – ‘Build with Speed’
UltraTech Cement, India's largest
manufacturer of grey cement, white cement, and ready-mix concrete, has invited
notable architects, experts and bright talent from the student community in the
engineering and architectural sectors to register for the 5th edition of its
The entry kits and details of the
competition are available on www.ultratechindianext.com
The theme of this year’s IndiaNext
initiative is ‘Build with Speed’, in which India's talent mix of engineers,
architects, and designers will compete to choose a project from an urban or
rural context and propose an innovative design to create an impact and help
India achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The theme of ‘Build with Speed’ aims at developing home designs, aided with latest technologies, processes and materials, that can recraft India’s growth story. The theme challenges participants to take up the ambitious challenge of fulfilling the nation’s housing development priorities, in a time-bound approach.
Participants choosing the urban context, will focus on development of housing solutions aimed at rehabilitation of migrant workers or slum-based population. Those who choose the rural context, will focus on developing housing solutions tailored for the homeless population or migrant labour residing in India’s villages. Entries under the rural context may also look at mass low-cost housing for communities likely to benefit from government schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G).
All entries this year will be
accepted online and will be evaluated by an expert panel of architects across a
wide array of parameters which will include speed of construction, creativity
and innovation, longevity of the project, technology & materials used,
scalability and overall impact which has been created.
The last day of submission of entries
is 31st January 2022.
Since its beginning in 2015, IndiaNext has attracted more than 10,000 participants over the last four editions. This initiative by UltraTech is aimed at encouraging budding talent amongst engineers and architects by bringing in innovative ideas to address the most critical issues of our nation’s development.
In the past editions, IndiaNext has
focused on several critical areas such as Smart City Planning, Skill
Development, Efficient Mobility and Public Transport, Water, Sanitation and
Waste Management, Village Community Design, and Housing for a burgeoning