Surat City Centre

Author: Samwad Shinde
Site Location: Surat, Gujarat
Institute: School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

description

The project looked at designing a built form which would provide spaces that acted as an integration of commercial, cultural and social activities. Surat City Centre reflects the historical significance of Surat along with a commercial hub merged with multiple public spaces.

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ITC InfoTech Campus, Kolkata

Author: Divyang Purkayastha
Site Location: Rajarhat, Kolkata
Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

description

This project is going to serve as a mixed-use campus for the Infotech branch of ITC. It is located in Rajarhat, a suburb of Kolkata, which is being developed to tackle the spread of high-density urbanization.

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Sutra Suchak: Diversification of Textile Network

Author: Yashovanthi YA
Site Location: Molkalmuru, Karnataka
Institute: BMS College of Architecture, Bangalore

description

Lighting up the thought of “Act locally, Think globally”, the project emphasizes textile network of Mollkalmuru. Conserving and capitalizing textile heritage of Mollkalmuru with technological intervention will create job and self-employment opportunities for the local people including migrants of all age groups and skill levels.

Project connects rural and urban ends of Molkalmuru which provides a platform for training, production, marketing, exhibiting, recycling textile waste and research on solar and biodegradable fabrics.

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A Metamorphosis

Author: Tharagini V
Site Location: Koundampalayam, Coimbatore
Institute: Karpagaram University, Coimbatore

description

This project focuses on developing a pedestrian oriented environment and encourages the formation of informal communities. These will be achieved by following the principles of healthy place making and providing a sense of visual connection.

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Cyclic Architecture

Author: Rahul Kustagi
Site Location: Minerva Mills, Bangalore
Institute: Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore

description

The permanence of change.
In the 20th century due to rapid urbanisation, there are very few public spaces for the people in the city to slow down from their fast-paced urban lives.

The evolution of the cities lead to loss in relevance of the industries that initiated the city’s growth in the first place. These urban lands lie vacant due to lack of vision, and get labelled as urban voids. The voids have a distinctive landscape that have capabilities to absorb large public activities. The need of the hour is to create accessible public spaces and these voids can be the catalyst of change.

Climate change and pollution are global problems and cities contribute considerably, and the process of building is inevitable. The question becomes, rather do we need to rebuild from scratch every time we build? Or make sustainable what already exists? Why demolish when the built could be reintegrated into the fabric of relevance by re-examining the overlaps and divergences between, “necessity”, “program” and “function” of the already built? The ability to adapt to evolving programs, uses and culture is a great strength of a building. One can’t predict the future, but there is a possibility to design for change.

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