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State Conference On Urban Regeneration - A New Perspective To Heritage Conservation.
16th February 2017
17th February 2017

A State Conference on Urban Regeneration-A New Perspective To Heritage Conservation. at our institute on 17th and 18th February 2017. The conference is aimed at brainstorming this new dimension of heritage conservation - urban regeneration. Indian cities are bestowed with diverse built and cultural heritage that give them a strong sense of belonging. With urbanisation pressures, old core areas of cities provide opportunity for this regeneration activity and conservation of historic buildings and environs remains prime focus of such an endeavour.

The conference will try to identify and discuss issues related to development and implementation of such projects. Broad themes for discussion and presentation include re-designing of core areas for modern needs, government policies, rules and regulations, financial feasibility and management and community participation.


Dr. Shikha Jain
Dr. Shikha Jain
Shikha Jain's wide experience in cultural heritage ranges from representations at UNESCO World Heritage Committee meetings to conservation planning and on ground implementation of more than 40 conservation and museum projects across India.


Ar. Debashish Nayak
Ar. Debashish Nayak
Debashish Nayak is an architect who has more than two decades of experience in managing urban conservation issues of Historic Cities in India and abroad. He is the Founder-Director, Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmadabad University.


Ar. Benny Kuriakose
Ar. Benny Kuriakose

Benny started his career in 1984 and received the basic lessons in architecture under the tutelage of Laurie Baker. He received the Charles Wallace India Trust award for an MA in conservation studies at the University of York. He received his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


Ar. Kiran Kalamdani
Ar. Kiran Kalamdani

Kiran Kalamdani has graduated from the BKPS College of Architecture, Pune in 1985 after which they did their M Arch in Urban Design at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. Kiran completed his M A in Conservation Studies at the University of York.


Workshop + Study Tour to Europe, "Atelier01"
1st July 2015Europe

A team of students, Aniruddha Dighe (final year B.Arch), Devanshi Shah (4th year B.Arch), Pratiksha Halgi(4th year B.Arch) and Mohit Heda (3rd year B.Des) actively participated in   Workshop + Study Tour to Europe,  "Atelier01" . The workshop was organized by Ground Research, Bangalore for the students of Architecture,Design and arts background with the intention  to help students identify their interests for their professional future and to generate a keen eye for observation and details. It also aimed at training participants develop their analytical skills. Around 19 students from all over the nation were selected, criteria being resumes and SOP’s submitted.

The workshop included various activities like city walks in France, Belgium, Netherlands for understanding urbanscapes, visits to famous architectural structures, architects offices and exhibitions related to design and architecture, seminars, debates and discussions. The activities were headed by Ar. Shantesh Kelvekar, an urban planner, Ar.Priyanshi Singh, a  landscape designer and Preetanshi Singh, LLB.  Guest talks by Bhavleen Narula, Nishant Upadhyay (KU Leuven University), Vipul Verma (KU Leuven University). They helped students to understand the city fabric, culture, growing needs, landscapes etc. The expertise shared their depth knowledge during discussions and debates.  Students also got to understand the working styles of some famous architects office like Ar. Rem Khoolas through office visits and interactions.


The Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC)
2nd November 2015Nashik

The Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) to build easy, smart and economical toilets within 3 days was held in Nashik from November 2 to November 5, 2015 for school 125 near Mukti Dham. The CPC is an initiative of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) group, World Plumbing Council, and is being hosted and facilitated by Indian Plumbing Association. The challenge aimed at demonstrating the power of plumbing, engineering and design, showcasing the best young, international skilled talent, delivering real health benefits in communities, changing attitudes, raising awareness and empowering change.

Four international teams from India, USA, Australia, and Basque Country region from Spain participated in the challenge. Each team comprised of four members under the age of 28 years with one plumber and three other individuals from engineering, construction and design fields. From team India Darshana Agrawal and  Aakanksha Kapse were selected from N.D.M.V.P College of architecture as the design leads.

Presentations were given by each team that included the suggestions from school faculty. The final design was an effective combination of all designs which took care of local construction material, space utility, maximisation of skills, economy, ease of maintenance, smart and simple.

The toilets for School were successfully completed within the 3 days with the efforts of all the team members and now are effectively used by the students and staff of school 125.


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