Oikya-Tirtha: A Center for Cultural Unification Commemorating Bengal Partition, Kolkata

Author: Oishik Chakraborty
Site Location: New Town, Kolkata
Institute: Jadavpur University, Kolkata

description

A Center for Cultural Unification Commemorating Bengal Partition essentially talks about two most important things: Oikya or Unity, and Bengal Partition. This Center aims at providing a platform for this Unity through public interaction. This has been achieved through the site designing, and taking the urban context of the site into consideration in the process.

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Lost Spaces of our Cities

Author: Safiya Rehman
Site Location: Shahgunj, Aurangabad
Institute: School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

description

The aim is to understand the tangibles and intangibles that make a community and their well-being, improve their quality of life, create new economic opportunities by enhancing the existing functions and programs on-site in Shahgunj, Aurangabad.

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Gender X Space

Author: Shreya Pathrabe
Site Location: Sanpada, Navi Mumbai
Institute: Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai

description

The proposal is a public plaza for people with pods and a module system. It weaves the in between urban fabric making the space more porous. When you look at the plaza and the movement around it, you notice that the paths taken by people were the most important, i.e. entry and exit. As a result, the pods and modules are placed in zones in such a way that people’s movement remains linear and uninterrupted.

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Decoding Cultural Trauma: The Case of Girangaon, Mumbai

Author: Prachi Kadam
Site Location: Girangaon, Lalbaug, Mumbai
Institute: LS Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai

description

Cultural trauma occurs when the locals feel their place is threatened by an event that leads to irreversible damage and changes the space that was once theirs in turn redefining its identity. One such event which lead to a cultural wounding in India was the mill owners strike of 1982 which changed the place identity of the mill abode of Girangaon from its rich girni culture to a pure consumer culture.

In order to counteract the trauma of urban violence, a common trend of redevelopment, this project was conceptualized keeping in mind the true impermanent nature of the site. It attempts to heal the cultural trauma by “designing for informality” and by working out simple solutions to the existing adversities on site.

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Socializing Centre and Pavilion Design

Author: Rohan Milind Jaitpal
Site Location: Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
Institute: Dr.Baliram Hiray College of Architecture, Mumbai

description

This project’s aim was to create an environment with a little bit of isolation from the remaining area but an environment which is soothing and beautiful. The courtyards act as light wells bringing in the diffused light throughout. The greenery and the water body surrounding it completely elevate the experience of any user.

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Relooking Urban Responses in Government Campus

Author: Nihar Vijay Lalani
Site Location: Rajkot, Gujarat
Institute: Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot

description

This project aims to understand & demonstrate an appropriate built environment for a government building and its campus and the way it could respond to public spaces and urban issues.

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The Chiguru Project

Author: Mandira Pai Maroor
Site Location: Car Street, Mangalore, Karnataka
Institute: Manipal School of Architecture, Manipale

description

The Chiguru Project is an urban regeneration project that focuses on the economic & cultural growth of the community through the revival of built heritage characters of Car Street. It intends to not only revive the economic well being of the area but also re-establish vanishing bonds between culture and community. It uses a ‘heritage-led-design’ approach to reimagine traditional structures into innovative cultural spaces that will increase the outreach of the community and the heritage of the site.

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Reviving the Forgotten Legacies of Agra

Author: Radhika Sharma
Site Location: Jeoni Mandi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Institute: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

description

The project approached the site with the intention of celebrating the people and other significant moments past in the city, such as the heritage industries, concept and culture of bazaars, significance of the Yamuna and the colonial heritage of the city. The design would create an opportunity to promote the local crafts communities by developing the site into an urban anchor to scatter tourism across the city.

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