A3 foundation, an organization promoting sustainable art and architecture in the region organised its 18th event and a seminar on CHANDIGARH_ CITY OF FUTURE at the auditorium , museum in Chandigarh on 6th September 2009. the foundation believes in encouraging students and endeavours to dispense information and knowledge to them. Eminent speakers and architects presented their views on the subject in a jam packed hall comprising students from almost seven institutions, faculty and practising architects in the audience.
Ar. Sangeet Sharma, Founder Chairman of the A3 foundation flagged off the debate on the subject inviting student speakers from different colleges. Kusha Dogra , Namita Deol ,from GZSCET,Bathinda and Ms. Sukriti Jain from Chitkara College of Engineering spoke for the motion, Where as Mr.Inderjeet Singh and Mr. Viplav Arora from GZSCET, Bathinda spoke against the motion. Distinguished town planner Jit Kumar Gupta spoke on “Redefining Chandigarh Periphery Development”. He shared his views about Chandigarh periphery, its approach and development.
He also expressed his concern about unplanned development encroaching the periphery and urged the professionals to contribute to the efforts so that Chandigarh does not lose its sanctity. Another Guest Speaker Dr.S.S.Bhatti, Ex Principal of Chandigarh college of architecture added his opinion about the city and deliberated on how to contemplate the phenomenon called the CITY BEAUTIFUL His talk emphasized on Le Corbusier being the greatest architect of all times. He also expressed his views on Ar.Sangeet sharma‘s forthcoming book “Corbs Capitol”, which is to be released on 15 th September 2009 at the international conference to be held by the Indian Institute of Architects.
This was followed by Ar. Surinder Bahga’s talk on “Influence of Le Corbusier” explaining how contemporary architects all over the world follow Le Corbusier’s architecture. He is the Chairman, IIA, Chandigarh -Punjab Chapter. On a concluding note, Eminent practising Architect S.D.Sharma briefed that there is a lot of wisdom in Chandigarh’s planning and that Le Corbusier had great admiration for humanity that showed in his works. He expressed modern cities will have a lot to learn from Chandigarh for a long time. He encouraged young and budding architects to look to Chandigarh for solutions. Continuing the practise to encourage young talent, Ms. Apurva Bose Dutta was specially honoured by eminent architect Ar.S.D.Sharma for her contribution towards architectural journalism. She is one of the finest examples to devote her time and talent to promote good architecture through the medium of her articles.
The winners of various competitions including Best Sustainable thesis in order of prizes were Divisha Jindal from Lucknow, Aditi Deep singh from Indo global college , Deepika Gupta from GZSCET Bhatinda and Priyanka Miglani from Indo global colleges . In Debate Kusha Dogra and Inder Jeet Singh from GZSCET Bhatinda were declared winners. In Photography Rimaljeet Bhogalrom Chandigarh college from architecture, Shreejay from Kathmandu university Akriti ahuja from GNDU Amritsar and Chhavi from CCA were awarded the prizes.