The Coimbatore Municipal Corporation and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH jointly call all creative minds in the field of urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape design as well as environmental and social experts to participate in the “Co(Vai)-Design” Open Urban Design Competition (UDC)!
The Co(Vai)-Design Competition is a national level Urban Design Competition that aims to jointly design and facilitate with a diverse set of stakeholders the implementation of integrated civic projects that are of key relevance to the sustainable development of Coimbatore. The competition seeks to foster an integrated urban development of a site in Koundampalayam (Coimbatore). We are looking for creative ideas to design, develop and implement revitalization of the site to benefit the quality of life of the residents and encourage sustainable development.
We are exploring ways to make this a participative process, which includes connecting various city stakeholders, understanding local context, opportunities and challenges and bridging technical, community-level and institutional gaps across various sectors. Thereby, it is envisaged to become a best practice model for sustainable urban development while increasing the implementation ability of the winning entries.
The Co(Vai)-Design Competition aims to generate dynamic, climate responsive and integrated design interventions that revitalizes the place in a contextually sensitive and sustainable manner. Apart from a master plan for the entire UDC area, integrated design approaches for two key sub-sites have to be identified and developed, which can revitalise this location in the city of Coimbatore.