This is a collaborative initiative of NASA INDIA and Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies, Trivandrum. This trophy gives attention towards the cost effective building techniques, materials and execution of the same. This trophy was started in the year 2012 (55th year of NASA).
The winning entry is executed on site with modifications by the working professionals at Laurie Baker Center.
This is also linked with the NASA – LBC Exposure Program, which is a series of workshops held at LBC to educate students the techniques of cost effective architecture along with the practical experience of HANDS ON SITE.