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UnBox 2017 Architecture Competition: Rethinking Containers

Volume Zero introduces UnBox 2017, a competition that looks at exploring disruptive design ideas using shipping containers that will transform the future of public spaces.

The competition invites design solutions that challenge the existing use of containers in an innovative way, promoting sustainability and invention.

A total of $4,000 (US) will be awarded to the best three projects, along with certificates and exposure in publications. The 1st Prize winner gets 50% of the total prize fund – $2,000.

UnBox 2017 welcomes all students, architects, designers, teachers, thinkers, innovators and everyone who believe in the idea of creating a sustainable future.

Participants are invited to design a public space in an urban or rural area using 4 container units. They can use the container units from the following sizes:

  • Type 1: 8’ x 10’ x 8’6”
  • Type 2: 8’ x 20’ x 8’6”
  • Type 3: 8’ x 40’ x 8’6”

Participants are free to select a site for their project. The designed solution should strike a dialogue with its surroundings. The containers themselves should be designed to become disruptive and the solutions crafted should be adaptable to the changing demographical dynamics of the site. The design should also respond to the site context selected.

The design model can be prototype that can be replicated at other locations.

The designed space has to be sustainable in nature and should cater to the public domain. The participants are to challenge the way the containers are used presently and create inventive solutions that are used for public utility.

UnBox 2017: Rethinking Containers – Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registration: 8th October — 8th December, 2017
    • Participants from India: INR 1,800 (per team)
    • Participants from other countries: $65 (US) (per team)
  • Standard Registration: 9th December 2017 — 9th January 2018
    • Participants from India: INR 2,400 (per team)
    • Participants from other countries: $85 (US) (per team)