TRANSFORMATION 2020 – A DESIGN DREAM FOR INDIA
From ancient Dravidian temples built by the Pallavas, to the Indo-Saracenic style of the colonial era, to 20th-century steel and chrome of skyscrapers, Chennai is a motley city that embraces past, present and future effortlessly. Take for example the colonial core in the port area, surrounded by progressively newer areas as one travels away from the port, punctuated with old temples, churches and mosques. Chennai is the perfect example of Indian cities straddling the dual universe of future and past.
The Economic Times has always taken pride in India’s accomplishments and have continuously engaged with causes of national development, and so it is a natural progression to see that they are organizing the 3rd edition of the Architecture and Design Summit on the 10th and 11th of September at Bangalore.
By bringing together all the stakeholders – architects, interior designers, landscape architects, consultants and students on one platform to enable break-thorough discussions & seamless interactions of business communities, the summit will help catalyze the ideas that spring forth from it.
It is imperative that we plan and build world-class cities in order to join the league of developed nations. Thus, such a summit is important, where a vision can be charted out to take the industry to the next level and create a future where the heritage architecture of India can be imbibed within the modern structures.
To achieve the vision of a developed urban infrastructure for India, the summit will explore viable options for the tier 2 cities of southern India by understanding and adapting the latest trends, sustainable designs and upcoming technologies to improve the infrastructure despite challenges like land crunches, rocketing resource costs, managing talent pool and uncertainty in the whole environment.
From understanding the role of states in aligning architecture with India’s transformation agenda to discussing the research based trends for urban transformation for residential & commercial areas; the panel discussions at Transformation 2020 will address the need-gap for the vertical and horizontal metamorphosis that is linked with the three smart city projects being developed by the government.
Focusing on 5 cities in the southern region of India; Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Vizag, the program will help establish a global outreach platform for local talent with the Architecture and Design Awards. The grand finale will be held in Bangalore. Identifying excellence at design institutes across India, the awards are open to students to showcase their vision within two categories -Best Academic Project and Best Design of Futuristic Cities. The winners will receive an internship with a renowned architect, trophy and certificate of recognition.
Apart from the main conference in Bangalore, the summit also includes panel discussions in Cochin (July 17, 2015), Chennai (July 31, 2015), Hyderabad (August 7, 2015), Coimbatore (August 28, 2015) and Vizag (September 4, 2015).
With the support of architects to create newer living spaces, smart cities and infrastructure development, the summit is committed to celebrating and developing architecture from leading architectural practitioners, contractors, developers, policy makers and engineers. Bringing together industry stakeholders from across the region, this summit provides an excellent opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders from the architectural community and explore the potential that the region has to offer.
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