Want to design the ferry terminal of the upcoming Water Metro project? Get your drawing board out as that is what the Kochi Metro Rail Limited is offering you! A chance for individuals, architectural firms and educational institutions to build the next ferry terminal.
To involve the architectural community of Kochi, KMRL is organizing a competition to find the best architects in Kochi who will be rewarded in cash and fame.
What is the Water Metro you ask?
Water Metro is a project in Greater Kochi that intends to utilize the vast interconnected water channels in and around the city. The project will feed to the Kochi Metro Rail project. The project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and proposes a 78 speed boats connecting over 38 boat jetties across the city. The project is likely to be operational sometime in 2019 and will be the largest water transport system after Venice.
The architecture design competition for the Vyttila and Fort Kochi terminals is open for architectural firms, architectural students and schools and colleges offering architecture or design studies. If you qualify, head over to the Kochi Metro website here to apply! Last date to send in your designs will be September 10th. First prize is ₹50,000 and the second prize is ₹25,000. The winners name will also be mentioned in the ferry terminal for a lifetime of fame! Results of the competition will be announced on 10th October.
Make sure your designs convert the location into a iconic landmark! Good luck and get started!