DSGN (Design Student Global Network) officially launches its first international design competition! The winning proposal – an Innovation Hub development scheme for a rural community site in Bali, Indonesia – is to be built as part of the first series of international design workshops, beginning in early 2019. The center will then be used by the local community-based Five Pillar Foundation to collaborate and disseminate their skills classes for community development and social entrepreneurship.

Individuals or multidisciplinary teams of students, graduates and professionals can participate in this international design competition.

“Mass tourism is stealing opportunities from rural areas, forcing income required migration and eroding culture in the process.”

As international tourism becomes ever more prevalent in Bali, the opportunities it can offer those coming from rural areas are hard to ignore. As a result, west Bali, in particular, has seen a migration of young and talented members of its community to these more populous areas as many do not see any other viable options for work. This is an issue we wish to tackle by providing west Bali with certain systems and structures it requires to enable a more self-reliant future. We invite you to join us in questioning this trend and taking the first step in providing the support needed.

For 4 weeks in 2019 – in association with international design workshop MEDS (Meeting of Design Students) – DSGN will then begin by bringing a network of design and architecture students across Europe and beyond to west Bali. Living, eating and breathing the local culture, they will engage with tutors and the local community in designing and developing a social innovation hub.

We challenge you, through your approach to design and researched interpretation of Balinese traditions, to develop a primary learning center and grounds which will form the heart of the innovation hub – in order to provide the framework to support the local initiatives and inspire future development.

Finalists will have the opportunity to have their proposals represented at DSGN’s international exhibition at Milan Design Week 2018, represented across DSGN and MEDS platforms and related documentation throughout our network, in future DSGN and MEDS conferences and events, and be given advance opportunity to participate in MEDS Byblos 2018 international design workshop.

The winner will also receive this, and additionally the opportunity to accompany the DSGN team to Bali in early 2019 to see out the construction of the winning proposal.

We encourage all students and recent graduates, whether practicing as design firms, policymakers or freelancers to participate in this worldwide collaboration. There is no limit on nationalities or fields of study. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help create this sustainable architecture design – and leave a positive impact on our global community.

For any further questions related to the brief and competition, please send them to [email protected] with “FAQ” subject until the Deadline for Questions: 26th January 2018. All queries regarding the registration process, fees or payment should be sent to the same email address with “ENQUIRY” subject.

Registration + Submissions: https://dsgnworkshop.com
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DSGNworkshop
Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Call for Entries: DSGN Innovation Hub Scheme in Bali, Indonesia – International Competition 2018
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    27/02/2018 23:59
  • Submission Deadline

    28/02/2018 23:59
  • Venue

    Pejarakan Village Community
  • Price

    Students: EUR 20 – 40, Graduates: EUR 60 – 100