Design Brief

Various prototypes of buildings are to be designed for Zilla Parishad Satara under the guidance of Chief Architect to Government of Maharashtra. Public buildings housing the functional needs of rural India like Education, Administration, Health facilities for people and livestock, Housing etc. need to be designed with utmost care and diligence as they not only serve as a lifeline of our Rural infrastructure but double up as spaces for emergency shelters in case of natural or manmade calamities. The architecture of these prototype buildings has to be adaptable to any site and climatic conditions and should also take cognisance of the socio cultural and historical background of Satara District. Satara is nestled in the Majestic Sahyadri mountain ranges with its unparalleled natural wonders. The challenge is to find the adaptive architectural language that avoids mere mechanical repetition of built form and responds to its context.

ZP & PWD have had type plans for various sectors such as health, education etc. Generally, these buildings were designed with typical technology & materials by PWD Engineers & Architects. One of the main objectives of this competition is to make use of Appropriate technology and construction materials which express contemporary aspirations like the GREEN building / ECO friendly building concepts. Scarcity of land will demand compact and space efficient planning.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. This Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India this far in it’s evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.


The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an intensive, country wide campaign which focuses on citizen participation, to be converted into a 'Janandolan', where small changes, at the local level, will add up to significant national gains. The designs should address this aspiration of the ‘Janandolan’ and make space for citizen participation to understand and respond to local level needs.

How can the built environment evoke the sense of belonging to the common rural population?


1) Participant must have Council of Architecture active registration.
2) Registration fees Rs 2,500 + (18% GST) per category, Total Rs 10,000 + (18% GST)  for all five categories
3) Each category has various building types. Designs have to be submitted for all building types in the selected category. Otherwise, entry will be disqualified.