National Award for Excellence in Architectural Thesis 2020-21

We take immense joy in informing you that Abishek Raj, Alumni of Csoa (batch 2020) makes it to the top 3 winners of the National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis for the year 2020-21 conducted by the Council of Architecture.

Thesis Topic: Reconception of railway station – Madurai
Guide: Ar.Vijaykumar Sengottuvelan

The intent behind the Thesis was to understand the railway station as an active public space rather than viewing it as a mere functional typology ,used for boarding and de-boarding .Hence the thesis attempts to re-think the idea of a stereotypical railway station as a public nodal point in the city while still retaining the essence of the existing heritage value and adding more visual experience to the travellers.

The attached video is a screengrab from the official announcement by Ar.Habeeb Khan, President of COA India.

We also take pleasure in informing you that Deepthi JBM another alumnus of CSOA from the same batch, has been nominated amongst the top 10 candidates in the Zonal level (Zone 5) at the National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis for the year 2020-21.

Thesis topic: Labour Camp for Transient Construction Labours
Guide: Ar.Balaji Rajasekaran

Architecture, which is seen everywhere and admired by everyone for its design, for its spaces, for the feel it creates within when being in the space, etc. But most of them are structurally rigid. There’s always a question if the buildings can move or can be moved from one place to another. There are various user groups who can be benefitted from this idea of mobile buildings. One such user group is migrant laborers. This research is an attempt to study the life of migrant workers, especially construction workers as they are in a very vulnerable state while taking their houses or the place they stay into account. Hence this project is aimed to create a better place to stay for the construction laborers. In addition to that, it has also attempted to incorporate the techniques in which the structure can be dismantled so that it can be taken to the next site once the work is completed in the previous site.

Heartfelt congratulations to both the students and the CARE fraternity

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