The architecture students of Sinhgad College of Architechture, Vadgaon have made the city proud by winning the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment- National Association of Students of Architecture (Griha-Nasa) award for 2017-2018.
The project was the part of the summit which was a joint collaboration with Experion Developers. The project demanded students to create a multi-purpose complex for the site in Gurugram.
The objective of the collaboration of Griha council and Nasa India was to promote green buildings and sustainable habitat.
The students from Nasa member colleges participated in this contest and were evaluated on the parameters of innovation in architectural design and sustainability in design with innovative system.
The members on the panel were Ar Jaisim Krishna Rao and Ar George Chitoor, along with M Ramachandran. The students who won were conferred with a trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 75,000.
Talking about his achievement- Tanmay Patil, a team member, said,
It was important for us to keep in mind that we could not design this like any ordinary building. It had to withstand earthquakes, induce proper lighting and ventilation, cool the interiors in extreme heat, and perform rain water harvesting under one roof. We hardly had a month to get it running and the challenge was incorporating all this in a multi-purpose commercial space. The whole experience was extremely exciting and we cannot wait to return to Pune with our trophy.
Sharing the experience from conceptualizing to implementing, Hrishikesh- the team member said,
The climate in Gurugram is extreme. From getting a proper water connection on the site to battling against the fog and smog, it was a big challenge to get the project up and running. We barely had a month to get everything in place. Keeping a strict check on the sustainability factor was another challenge that we had to constantly monitor.
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