BackUnder The Metro





Exploring the impact of the metro line on the urban & cultural landscapes of Pune


Friday, 11 December at 6 pm IST 



(For those who missed the webinar- do visit our Facebook Page to watch the video recording, or click on the link: )


The Pune skyline is changing as the metro line paves its way through the city's landscapes. 'Under the Metro' will see architects and urban designers from Pune and France put their minds together to explore the utility of a new found urban space that has opened up below the metro viaducts. 


Faculty members from Aayojan School of Architecture and Design will also showcase ideas conceived by their students during a workshop with Pratik Devi, architect and co-founder of Prakriya Studio. The workshop which took place in February 2020 had students ideate activities that could take place under Pune’s metro one day. 


What do you think the metro will do for the urban and social landscapes of Pune? Whether you’re a student, a professional, an academic, or simply Puneker, join us for an interactive session on Friday, 11 December at 6 pm IST. 


About The Panelists

Pierre Guyot 

Pierre Guyot is a senior architect and urban planner based in Montreuil, France. He had the chance to discover India for several years after moving to New Delhi in 2014. There, he developed a practice at the crossroads of urban development and art issues through collaborations with the French Institute in India and the St + art India Foundation. He is currently based in France. 

Brice Piechaczyk 

Born in 1973, Brice Piechaczyk is a state accredited architect graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Civil Engineer of Ponts-et-Chaussées. He founded the agency Enia Architectes in 2003 with Simon Pallubicki and Mathieu Chazelle. Brice Piechaczyk teaches architecture at the Ecole Polytechnique. He is also vice-President of AFEX (French Architects for Export) since 2015 and is Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.



Ramnath Subramaniam

Ramnath Subramaniam is currently the executive director of the Maharashtra Metro which is executing the Nagpur and the Pune Metro project. He oversees the strategic planning of the metro construction.












Anand Ukidve


Architect Anand Ukidve is a graduate from Sir JJ college of Architecture, Mumbai and has done post graduation by research and urban housing. He is a passionate architect and a devoted academician for the past 25 years. 


He is currently the Principal at Aayojan School of Architecture and Design.

His primary field of practice is infrastructure planning, residential and commercial space design. 










Nikita Oak


Nikita Oak is a professional architect / urban designer with an extensive and diverse design background in  institutional, hospitality, high-end retail, healthcare, education, housing and planning. He is also a faculty member at the Aayojan School of Architecture & Design. 


Pratik Devi


Pratik Devi is an architect - urban designer currently working as a founding partner at Prakriya Design studio based in Pune. Pratik has been visiting faculty at Aayojan School of architecture and design, Pune since 2017.  He was recently selected for Young Architects and Urban Designers Program (YUDAAP) 2019, a programme conceived by the French Embassy in India, through which he worked with ENIA Architects (Paris, France) on various urban design and research projects.






Atri Joshi


He is currently architect partner at Enia Architects, New Delhi. He has worked extensively on the metro rail projects that are underway in Nagpur, Pune and Ahmedabad.










Under The Metro is open to all and will be streamed LIVE on the Facebook page of Alliance Française de Pune. Registration is compulsory for those who wish to attend the Zoom webinar.



For further information, please contact 


Peony Sengupta

Cultural Coordinator, Alliance Française de Pune

+91 788 7889573