Summary: Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) under ‘Liveable Leh’, a project funded by the European Union and supported by BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association) and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), is currently working towards achieving an inclusive, resilient and liveable Himalayan city. The main focus of the project is to mitigate Climate Change and also to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities). As a part of this initiative, LEDeG is launching a Global Design Competition on solutions to resolve problems in high-altitude towns, under Work Package 4.8 of the Liveable Leh project.
Description: This design competition Liveable Leh: Call for Ideas, aims to explore and develop cutting-edge innovations to fight climate change at high altitudes. Research has shown that high altitude areas are the earliest to be affected by climate change and therefore are a bellwether for changes that other regions may experience in the future. The best ideas will be awarded, published, and disseminated to other similar regions which may find these solutions useful.
The competition is seeking for design proposals that are innovative, sustainable, and address Climate Change in high altitude regions. Participants may choose to submit solutions at the Macro or Micro-level
Solutions should embody innovation and technological advancement elaborating on the issues at City and Regional Level. Application of sustainable techniques for construction, reusing building materials, reducing the carbon footprint; energy generation, waste management, transportation planning, urban design, water supply, livelihood generation, etc. are some key areas you may address.
Solutions should exemplify innovation in passive and active design through products, details, and household level interventions that can be implemented at smaller scales.
The competition call is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Architecture and Design across the world
Professionals under 30 years of age are also eligible to participate. There must be a maximum of two members per team.
Find more information about this call on the competition website.