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Monday, 31 July, 2023

Competition Introduction

Archiol Competition has organized this first edition of the Landscape design competition to understand the importance of forest for people living in cities and towns.

“Our forests offer much more than just beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Each one has a different story to tell.”
– Raveena Tandon

Human health is inevitably linked to forest health; time spent in forests has been shown to have a positive benefit on conditions including mental health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory concerns Forest are very important for the climate, as forests are the largest storehouses of carbon after the oceans, they can help protect people and nature from the consequences of global warming. Nature makes people healthy and happy, but unfortunately, we have encroached green space in our increasingly urbanised living environment. By planting a Tiny Forest, you can help bring nature back into our busy urban life.

“As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”
- Norman Foster

This competition aims to question the future of our planet and an attempt to shift the focus from urban jungle to the real jungle that can help maintain the balance on our planet earth.

Design :
Design a tiny forest in the urban jungle. Please read the pointers mentioned below to understand the design requirements:
• Identify suitable sites in urban locations, where nature is most needed.
• Design a forest landscape on the selected urban location. (Plans / sections – with reasoning)
• Determine the Size of the System by Choosing the Right Canopy Trees

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

• This competition is open to all.
• You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 4 members in a team)


Detailed Competition Brief

The brief can be downloaded as often as required. It contains all the information about this competition; no additional information will be provided after registration.