Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University partners with ARCHADE Foundation to create designs for shelters in Uttarakhand’s flood affected villages

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University, Gurgaon has partnered with ARCHADE Foundation (Architecture Research Conservation Habitat and Design Education) to create design proposals and implementation strategies for shelters in Uttarakhand’s flood affected villages in line with the physical, climatic and cultural requirements of the region. Over 75 professional architects and architecture students from 7-10 leading institutions in and around Delhi like Sushant School of Art and Architecture (Ansal University), Sharda University, KR Mangalam and others have joined hands in the month long program which included a 2-day design workshop on 26th and 27th September at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University, Gurgaon which will be followed by a proto-type creation of selected designs. The prototype will be shared in mid-October with NGO bodies like Sphere India and Forum for Shelter in Emergency, government bodies and individuals working in shelter creation on site in Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Tehri regions of Uttarakhand.


According to Dr. Rupinder Singh, Dean, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, “The recent Uttarakhand Disaster was the worst natural disaster in recent times. Through the workshop we want to contribute to the rehabilitation of people in the region. With winters fast approaching, there is an urgent need for developing temporary or permanent shelters for the flood ravaged people. With the help modern techniques and technology, we plan to come up with affordable and architectural solutions for shelter homes which can sustain through the rough weather conditions of Uttarakhand. Some of our students and faculty have also visited the Uttarakhand region to get a first-hand experience of the areas of concern before working on architectural solutions. ”


According to Mr. Mohit Verma, Founder, ARCHADE, “ARCHADE came into being through the collective social consciousness of members of the architecture fraternity following the recent Uttarakhand disaster. We would like to thank Sushant School of Art and Architecture for being one of our first and most supportive partners in this initiative with active involvement from both the students and the faculty.”

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About Sushant School of Art & Architecture:

In the last twenty years, Sushant School of Art and Architecture has established itself as one of the top 3 architectural institutes in the Indian subcontinent (as per the EUMD India List of Top Architectural Institutions in India by the British Council). Sushant School of Art and Architecture has been ranked no 6 among the top 10 architecture colleges in India in 2013 by Outlook magazine. Established in the year 1989, by the Chiranjeev Charitable Trust, the School finds its faith in the agenda of change, which inspires students to experiment, create, and refine their ideas. Sushant School has had many past associations with International Universities such as the Oxford Brookes’ University, University Of York, University Of Melbourne, Frank Lloyd Foundation, USA, University Of Virginia, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, University Of Montreal, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago etc. Sushant School is also an affiliate member of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), U.S.A. and various other such relationships with International organizations make SSAA well-recognized and respected by the world design community.


About Ansal University, Gurgaon:

Established in 2012, The Ansal University is dedicated to providing an advanced quality of education with a futuristic approach for students drawn from around the world in the disciplines and professions that have the greatest bearing on the future of India and the World. Located in a sprawling campus in the heart of Gurgaon, the campus of Ansal University is a marvel in itself. The organization has a rich intellectual capital comprising of about 150 highly qualified and experienced faculties from diverse fields. Interactive sessions with the students and faculty under the Platform Lecture series are conducted every month by eminent personalities like Mr. Raj Jain, MD & CEO, Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp and Chairman of Hero Corporate Service and Dr. H K Chopra, Chief Cardiologist, MoolchandMedcity, New Delhi.

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