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2020 Design Brief

Temporary Homes for Transient Construction Labourers

Home is not a place; it is a feeling. The competition aims to provide humane living conditions for transient construction workers in India. To create successful housing for construction workers, they must feel that they are rooted in a given place. They should be able to create a sense of community with their neighbours though they stay for a short time and change of families as per the construction demand. The design should foster a sense of community and participation.


The housing colony has to be designed for 200 labourers. 40 units for a family of 3 adults and a child with basic amenities like sleeping area for 3 adults with adequate privacy, storage including a kitchen.20 units for bachelors shared by 3 adults. A separate communal cooking area has to be designed for bachelors. The colony should accommodate common toilets, clothes washing and drying areas, medical rooms, and shops for essentials. A multipurpose activity center of 1500 sft should be able to adapt itself into a crèche or a playschool during the day, workshop or a training center for the younger age group to develop skills to become a plumber, electrician, fabricator, carpenter or mason, a place for social gatherings or TV watching/entertainment hub. Drinking water facilities and sanitation are integral to the colony.



Purushottam Deth, Nikhil Patne, Somesh Kachawar

VITs PVP College of Architecture
First Runner Up

Faisal Hossain, Sumaiya Sultana, Sadman Ali

Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Second Runner Up

Anusha Mukherjee, Naman Shroff

Amity University, Kolkata

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