Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, conducted the three day Urban Design Workshop, UNNAYAN-2016, from October 25 – 27, 2016, for its PG Students at Jaipur and Pune. The workshop extendedthe rational platform to get hands – on experience in exploring and enhancing the cognisance about specific intrinsic issues related to urbanization and possible approaches.
Ms Parul Zaveri, Conservationist and Urbanist from Ahmedabad graced the first day ofworkshop.Ma’am sharedtheir Journey on Conservation and Continuity of Amber.The concluding remarks suggested the importance of cherishing the local craftsmen and their skill set and sustainable approaches adopted in pastto commence with cohesive developmentin future.The second session comprised of discussion on students’ work from the design studios on Pushkar and Amber in Rajasthanand Wai,in Satara District, Maharashtra.The students work was appreciated and importance of observing the urban character and patterns beneath the layers of development was put forward.Students were motivated to develop awareness and sensitivity towards the heritage, both tangible and intangible, for future.
Mr. David Rudlin, Director, URBED-UK, was present onthe second day of workshop. Winner of Wolfson Prize2014, Manchester, UK,Mr. Rudlin is trained as a planner. Mr. Rudlin delivered his talk on the theme, “So What Went wrong? Lessons from UK: The story of how the UK messed-up its cities and how India may avoid doing the same.”The presentation focussed on varied aspects of self-growing cities and revealed the importance of using green buffers and other innovative strategies to restrict the urban sprawl.
Mr. Hemanshu Taneja, Landsacpe Architect from Jaipur addressed the students on Day 03. The presentation was about mapping the ecology of city. The students were guided to use the ecological analysis to proceed with the design .The three day session was indeed a very informative, encouraging and enriching for students as well as the faculties.