Thursday, January 17, 2019



  • One of the most prominent student urban design competitions have opened for entries
  • The Schindler Global Award (SGA) will focus on the impact and implications of current and future mobility systems on urban development in one of the most globally significant cities

Schindler India, leading providers of escalators and elevators, a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group has recently opened entries for the prestigious ‘Schindler Global Award’.

The Schindler Global Award (SGA) is a one-of-a-kind urban design competition that encourages students to put their skills to the test and participate in the making of liveable and sustainable urban environments – with mobility in mind.

The 2018/19 competition is based in Mumbai, India. As the second largest city in the world, Mumbai presents many challenges, offering participating students the chance to engage with spatial, social and strategic topics. The megacity, Mumbai is also a benchmark for South Asia and beyond. It requires integrated and sustainable urban systems that make the benefits of the city accessible to all its inhabitants. How it approaches continuing growth and manages development processes is relevant at every scale, from neighbourhood to national and global.

The SGA 2018/19 is committed to presenting a diverse range of geographic, cultural and urban contexts to help prepare students for the increasingly globalized nature of design thinking and practice. Students will be encouraged to come up with designs that respond to fundamental questions about life in contemporary cities, from living conditions to environmental balance, and from infrastructure to public space.

With over 100'000 US$ in prizes and a jury of international experts and practitioners, The SGA gives the students of today a chance to contribute to the cities of tomorrow. The competition is open to final-year bachelor’s and all master’s degree students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, from degree-granting educational institutions worldwide. The registrations are open till 18th January, with submissions due by the end of January 2019.

The Schindler Global Award 2018/2019 is held under the leadership of the Schindler Group, again in collaboration with the ETH Zurich, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Professor Kees Christiaanse. Prof. Christiaanse will act as SGA Co-Chair together with Prof. Peter Staub, University of Liechtenstein.

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About Schindler
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Schindler India is a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group.
“Leadership through Customer Service”, is the cornerstone of Schindler India’s growth strategy and which is evident with our service presence across 50 major cities which include our branch offices in 13 major cities in the country and is head-quartered in Mumbai.

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