On the eve of World Environment Day, Saint-Gobain India, launched the ‘Housing Innovation Challenge’ as part of its historic worldwide 350 year celebrations. A dual format competition, the Housing Innovation Challenge brings together professionals and general public. In the professional space, architects, designers, planners and engineers are invited to submit entries on possible areas of intervention in the categories of Sustainable Housing and Housing for Smart Cities. The competition also urges the General Public to voice their problems and contribute to the competition by enlisting any housing issues that they may have faced or are facing. The participating professionals could work on their entries, basis the concerns raised by the public or choose to submit their entries basis their own ideas.
Entries for the challenge will be invited till September 5. Participants and enthusiasts can submit their projects and views online on www.saint-gobain.co.in/ housinginnovationchallenge. The best ideas and proposals will be selected by an eminent jury panel comprising of Prof. KrishnaraoJaisim , Ar. BrindaSomaya and Ar. Rahul Kadri who will lead the winning entries into implementation phase with the help of the team at Saint-Gobain Research India. Indian Green Building Council is associating with the competition as the Knowledge Partner and Smart Cities Council India is the Supporting Partner.The awards will be announced in October 2015 and presented during Saint- Gobain’s 350 year celebrations in November 2015.