The Extreme Habitat Challenge (EHC) is one of the world’s most coveted competitions for habitat design. It recognizes exceptional ideas that redefine habitat design through the implementation of innovative ideas, techniques, construction, visual, programmatic and futuristic organizations through architecture as a tool.
Faster transportation techniques and connectivity + collaboration, has made it possible to look beyond boundaries of cities. We take this opportunity to build a more responsible class of habitats which can be small but can be definitely inspiring for our next change of cities to come. Now is the time to become the citizens of the world.
The first ever Extreme Habitat Challenge competition chooses two major cities (New York, USA x Mumbai, India), connected via the fastest mode of land bound transit (Hyperloop). This site peculiarly with a very less human population density is the test bench for designing a new habitat will inspire how life should be in similar environments while balancing itself harmoniously between forces of nature.
Design a concept habitat of 1,000 people within area of 0.5mi x 0.5mi, which is able to expand itself to 1,000,000 (2.5mi x 2.5mi) as desired by the population moving in to the place. The challenge invites ideas that push the boundaries of design using innovative habitat working models, materials, technology, close to zero land costs, a nomadic yet rooted lifestyle...
... BESAHAPIO - The modul city