About the Competition
The aim of the design competition is to generate ideas to transform public spaces within Chittaranjan Park (C.R.Park) into quality places having high socialisation, safety, equity and inclusivity. We invite original, 'creative and implementable ideas’ which can improve experience in public space.
Shortlisted Entries (Top 20)
Congratulations to all the participants. While the top 20 will now advance to the next stage of evaluation, we would also like to inform all the other teams who could not get shortlisted, that we may get in touch with you if some unique ideas submitted by you/ your team find merit in implementation.
Community Voting for the competition has been cancelled due to COVID related restrictions. However, to continue the process of Community Engagement, the shortlisted entries have been published and everyone (including community members) are invited to submit their feedbacks/ suggestions.
Community Engagement shall not carry any marks and will only provide inputs for implementation of ideas. The selection of best entries will be solely based on the evaluation by an eminent panel of technical jurors.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Who all are eligible to participate in this competition ?
This competition is open for all. Students and professionals from all walks can participate. A team can have upto 3 participants. Multi-disciplinary teams would be appreciated.
How does the participating team receive their 'Unique Team Code' ?
On completion of the registration process, all the participants will receive the 'Unique Team Code' via email.
Where do the participants need to use their Unique Team Code?
The participants must use their Unique Team Code at the top right corner of their submission sheets, and wherever requested by the organizers.
When will the registration process begin?
The registration process will start from 10th September and will last till 30th September. No teams would be allowed to register post the deadline.
Is it mandatory to take both the sites A and B?
No, it is not necessary to work on both the sites A and B. However, teams willing to work on both the sites will have to register separately for each site. For more information, please refer to the competition brief.
How can I know more about the site and its context?
All the photographs and the contextual information have been provided as a part of the competition resource folder. If you would like to know more about the site, send an email to email@example.com and we will respond to your queries.
Can we add more sheets to our submission?
No. Any violation of the competition rules will result in disqualification.
What are the judging criteria for this competition?
The competition aims to solicit innovative ideas that maybe implementable. Hence, the teams may arrive at solutions which are practical to execute within a short span of time.
Details about the award/reward?
While we revert with specifics through an announcement, the reward will be to see ones design implemented. Best ideas would be published and felicitated by our elected representatives in a public function. Winning individuals or teams would get the opportunity to get involved during implementation.
You can follow the organising team social media pages to receive updates regarding the same.
How will the shortlisting of 20 entries be done from the submitted entries?
20 Entries would be shorlisted by the C.R. Park Stakeholder Committee, where the committee would evaluate if the submitted entries align with the vision for sustainable neighborhood which is also reflected in the DUAC Vision for Chittaranjan Park. (Available at the resource section of the website)
If we wish to submit both proposals for both site A and B, do we need to register and pay separately for both? If yes, can an amount of 1000 Rs be paid in one 1 transaction to the specified bank account?
If you wish to submit proposals for both site A and B, register seperately. You need to pay seperately for each registration.
Do we have to be present during the community voting event ?
It is not necessary for the participant to be present during the community voting.
Hello, I am a student who wish to take part in the competition but I am unable to find the 'payee' name and details.
Payee/Beneficiary Name will be- "Trust for regeneration of Indian Settlements"
I am unable to understand the site' A 'mentioned in brief. Please clarify the doubt.
To know more about Site A, see the resource folder and the google mymap link, both provided here on the website. The mymap includes site locations, images, and list of issues for each site and its parts.
Will I be getting floor plans and interior photographs for the MCD Public Toilet Block?
Whatever data is available shall be provided. Floor plans of toilet and its interiors is not required for the competition and hence not available. Incase, you have access to other sources of information, you can access them too.
Do the drawings provided on registration include elevations?
No, the drawings provided have no elevations.
Can we give landscaping ideas in Netaji Subhash Park? Will it still be considered a temporary intervention?
Yes. These can be either temporary or permanent based on your proposals.
Can we make changes in the arrangement/planning of the fish market (in the case of both market 1 and 2) if the amount of space they cover as well as the zone remains the same?
You cannot reorganise the platforms/ spaces of the fish vendors, as they have ownership rights over them. You can design the floor, platform edges, roofs and services in the fish market.
As pavement is an issue in both permanent (plaza pavement) and temporary interventions (footpath pavement). So are you considering it permanent or temporary?
B.C. Pal (i.e. the main road connecting Market 1 and 2) has been proposed for street improvement by GNCTD and shall be implemented soon. Pavements shall be available on either sides. Pavements in and around the market shall be refered as market plazas and both types of intervensions are possible. For example, redesigning lighting and street furniture will be considered permanent, while pavement, street or wall arts and tactical interventions shall be considered as temporary.
If the lead person is same can the other teammates be different if we register for site A and Site B?
Yes, its allowed. However, at any point of time, if any member of any of the two teams complain about unfair team composition, both the teams will be disqualified.
We have enrolled for the competition and need the following details: surrounding analysis, buildings, levels, utility lines, tension lines, services layout, dimensions of the footpath, boundary wall, width of market and surrounding.
All data available has been provided in the resource folder. This being the ideas competition, these details may not be required at this stage. However, if you feel the need of this information, you may collect it on site or from other sources.
This is regarding the MARKET 2 part of Site B-
1. As per survey drawing, the existing wall is slightly curved. Can it be made parallel to the building profile of the shops by demolishing a part of it and reconstructing it?
2. Can we make minor changes in the placement of light posts? ( i.e. Shifting them within 1m radius )
The competition does not restrict you from providing any design ideas. You are welcome to provide any design idea which is implementable. As for the two questions you have raised, since these are related to design solutions, we will not be able to answer them and you are requested to make a conscious design decisions based on the conditions of the competition brief.
1. Regarding the market place for site 2, are we supposed to redesign the various temporary & permanent spaces as per marked in the google map? Means excluding the building block ?
2. Are we supposed to give rough estimate of cost and time needed, for the whole proposal or site basis, ex- site A, B or C likewise ?
1. The competition does not restrict you from providing any design ideas. You are welcome to provide any design idea which is implementable.
2. Detailed Cost estimates are not required for the competition but a ball-park estimate is required.
I was wondering if I could register again for the other site as well so that we can work on both the sites? And also, can the names of team members be changed after the registration?
1. Yes. you can register seperately for both the sites.
2. The names of the team member can't be changed after the final date of the registration (30.09.2020)
DUAC - City Level Projects: Site Specific Design, Study Ward Number 190
ORF India: Tactics & strategies for public spaces in Mumbai’s informal city
Project for Public Spaces:
(re)CONSTRUCTING THE IMAGE OF C.R.PARK | Spandan Das
Rethinking the Future: Reviving the post pandemic
Indian cities through Tactical Urbanism
About the Organisers/Stakeholders
Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj, MLA
Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi
C.R.Park Green Community
TRUST FOR REGENERATION
OF INDIAN SETTLEMENTS
C.R. Park Green Community Initiative is strictly voluntary. It is spearheaded by a group of professionals comprising of architects, city planner, urban designers and transport planners, who are also long-time residents of C.R. Park. It is designed to foster a sense of community by providing a forum where all residents can meaningfully participate by voicing their concerns and offering suggestions. This inclusive process is designed to allow interactions within the community, connect with elected representatives, and have dialogues with local bodies to understand the ground reality.
TRIS is a not for profit forum to explore, test, experiment and advocate participatory mechanisms for the regeneration of settlements. Established in 2018, our agenda is to reinforce the convergence among professionals, researchers, administrators, beneficiaries and members of civil society in making cities sustainable and resilient. Our research and activities strive to test and develop tools that enhance the liveability and efficiency of our cities. TRIS is experimental and we use a combination of methods to initiate on-ground dialogues, pecha kucha, seminars, competitions, media series, workshops, charrettes et al to develop new interfaces, educative tools, professional courses etc.
Multilogue Collective is an independent and non-partisan non-profit organization that aims to sensitize communities towards urbanism—the characteristic way of how our cities are planned and made to function. They are a group of motivated students and professionals with the intent to acknowledge and address the merits and challenges in the current patterns of urban growth. At the core of their philosophy of collaborative urbanism lies the idea that cities are vibrant and livable when they are democratized—shaped for the people, by the people. They believe that a shared dialogue is a foremost step towards addressing common challenges faced by people across societies and cultures.