The Black Taj Competition Prizes worth Rs. 2.7 lacs
One of the seven wonders of the world ‘Taj Mahal’ is a monument situated in Agra on the banks of river Yamuna. Considered as the most beautiful tomb in the world, Taj Mahal is a living example of the Mughal Empire glory and illustrates the love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaj Mahal. However, there is a legend behind this story.
A European traveler by the name of Jean Baptiste Tavernier who visited Agra in 1665 first mentioned the idea of The Black Taj in his writings. Tavernier mentioned that Shah Jahan began to build his own tomb on the other side of the river but could not complete it as he was deposed by his own son Aurangzeb.
Considering the present, an opportunity is given for an open interpretation of the space by aligning it with our theme “TIME TWIST”. The brief has been set up to identify what could have been there, what should be there or what can be the future of it.
UNFUSE intends to explore innovative solutions, find better alternatives to conventional thoughts and stimulate the field of design through the means of our organization and public platform.
Prizes worth Rs. 2.7 lacs
Who can participate?
UNFUSE is aimed primarily for architects and students of architecture, but other designers in similar professions all around the world are encouraged to participate.
The call extends to the professionals and students in humanities, design, landscape, urbanism, history, architecture and arts.
The outcomes are expected in two DIN – A1 presentation boards in digital format. (Jpeg – PDF). Hand rendered as well as use of digital mediums are allowed. The use of parallel projections is advised to theme the drawings, like the paintings made in the era of the Taj. If abstractions are a part in contributing to the design they are expected to be laid clearly in the process, with the help of visual or verbal medium.
All the participants are required to submit the questionnaire along with the boards. The format of the questionnaire sheet has to be kept intact. If required participants may add more FAQs to explain their project in detail. No other sheet of description/concept note are allowed apart from the questionnaire.
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