Students from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee have won the GRIHA trophy at a contest organised by the GRIHA Council to promote the concept of green buildings. The trophy was presented to the winners at a virtual felicitation ceremony during the 62nd edition of National Association of Students of Architecture Convention in Bengaluru. The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee was awarded prize money of Rs 75,000 in Bengaluru. Besides IIT Roorkee, 2 other institutes namely, MBS School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli received special mention for their respective designs and received prize money of Rs 35,000 each.
The airport has incorporated the latest thinking on sustainable design with capabilities to improve thermal and visual performance by using massing, solar orientation, wind movement, day lighting, passive cooling systems according to the climatic conditions of Bagdogra.
The competition this year, witnessed an overwhelming response from the students with participation from 25 colleges. The entries were evaluated by an eminent panel comprising Ar. Sangeeta Mahay, General Manager, AAI, Ar. Gaurav Shorey, Founder & Managing Director, PSI & Ar. Shruti Dimri, Principal Architect, Anagram Architects. The designs were evaluated on innovation in architecture, sustainability, and innovative systems.
The National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA) India is the largest architectural student body of Indian sub-continent with more than 200 member colleges. The main aim of NASA India is to facilitate interaction among students of architecture from all over the country and provide a knowledge sharing platform. NASA India holds several events at the zonal level and one annual convention at the national level.
GRIHA council and NASA India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote the concept of green buildings and sustainable habitat through the GRIHA platform and sensitize students towards sustainable design. As part of this MoU, GRIHA Council and NASA shall cooperate to execute the GRIHA trophy at NASA annual conventions. Students from NASA member colleges across the country participate to compete for the GRIHA Trophy, which is adjudged by a prominent jury. The winning entries get showcased during the annual GRIHA Summit, where students are invited to share their designs and schemes with participating delegates.