Buzz - October 2016
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to appoint a conservation architect for its UNESCO World heritage site Capitol Complex. This includes their three key buildings: Secretariat, Legislative Assembly and Punjab and Haryana High Court, besides an open-hand monument and martyrs´ memorial raised in remembrance of the martyrs of India´s freedom struggle.
Buzz (September 2016)
CP Kukreja Architects have been selected to design the master plan for Bandar Malaysia, an upcoming business district in Greater Kuala Lumpur. Bandar Malaysia will cover 200 million sq ft of gross floor area, spread over 500 acres, and CPKA is the only Indian firm among the five international architecture firms selected to design the project. Other firms include the famed SOM, Zaha Hadid Architects, Atkins and Ove Arup.
Singapore´s Changi Airport, is set to boast two new centrepiece attractions - the Forest Valley, a huge five-storey garden, and a 40-metre high Rain Vortex, an indoor waterfall, slated to open in early 2019.
At the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has unveiled a prototype house that can be built in just six days using Lego-like blocks of a material called ferrocement.
Buzz (June 2016)
An Indian-origin student Vedhant Maharaj from the University of the Witwatersrand has won a prestigious award in South Africa for developing a safe water purification infrastructure model to clean the Ganga River using Varanasi´s architectural principles.
Buzz (May -2016)
The Humayun´s Tomb - a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi has recently got a gold crown. A 24-carat gold finial has been installed atop the tomb´s majestic dome.
British architect David Chipperfield has unveiled his design for a museum in Agra, India, which is now under construction next to the Taj Mahal.
A cluster of connected timber towers - or a ´vertical village´ called Hyperions, a futuristic sustainable architecture design by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is coming up in Jaypee Sports City development in Greater Noida, near New Delhi.
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