Workshops & Exhibition – Hindustan University, School of Architecture – Aug. 20 to 24, 2014

Work shop and Exhibition on Conservation in Urban Architecture
Programme Schedule
1. Exhibition of M.Arch Studio results:
Adaptive reuse of the Senate House in Chennai
Date: 20th -24th August
Venue: Auditorium of Goethe Institut Chennai
Time: 10.00 – 18.00

The M. Arch Programme of School of Architecture Hindustan University addressed Adaptive re use in Architecture as an Advanced Architectural Design Studio Semester II (January to May 2014). The Project for the Design exercise was the Senate House, Madras University Kamaraj Salai which was restored and which is unfortunately not put to use.
Project Brief:
Heritage and urban conservation project: Revitalization of Senate House
It was proposed to generate a project to revitalize the Senate House after the building was conserved by INTACH. The Studio work included:
• Propose a precinct landscape plan around the building;
• Schematic documentation of a heritage building and case studies;
• Propose and design activities to revitalize the Senate House building respecting its spirit, ensuring year round activity.
• To evolve a program for a history, culture and arts centre In the adjacent area . The new building proposed would need to derive from the design concept of the Senate House.

2. Work Shop : Conservation in Urban Architecture
Date: Thursday, 21.08.2014
Venue: Auditorium of Goethe Institut, Nugambakkam, Chennai
Time : 10 am – 4.30pm

Progarmme :
10.00 – 11.00: Dr. Binumol Tom, Professor in Architecture, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology,
Kottayam, Kerala Dr. Binumol Tom:
Urban conservation – problems and prospects
11.15 – 12.15: Architect Tara Murali, Co-Convenor, INTACH Chapter Chennai
12.15 – 13.00: Lunch break
13.00 – 14.00: Architect Debashish Nayak, Director, Center for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University

Getting the City back to its people
14.15 – 15.15: Architect Ajit Koujalgi, Co-Convenor, INTACH Chapter Pondicherry
Heritage Preservation’ in Pondicherry and Tranquebar
15.30: Panel Discussion
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