Mahadji Shinde Chhatri is one of Pune’s oldest architectural wonders, a memorial built in the late 1700s, one that’s a treat to the eyes and mind, especially if you’re interested in Maratha history.
The epitome of Maharashtrian culture resides in Pune, and with its cultural and historical treasure cove surrounding our entire city, it’s not hard to guess why Pune really has it all.
The debut of ‘The Drawing Board’ competition presented by Rohan Builders for budding architects concluded on a winning note for 3 out of 8 finalists in Khandala. The first position was snagged by Aditya Parmar from Nashik (won Rs. 50,000 and an internship with Rohan Builders) followed by Punekars Somvanshi Prasad Chandrakant (won Rs. 35,000 with a certificate) and the team of Tanmay Patil and Raghav (won Rs. 25,000 with a certificate) respectively.
With the Rohan Builders’ The Drawing Board competition just around the corner, we spoke with Architect Vipra Kothary about the contest and architecture trends in the city as well as country. Excerpts…
In general, architectural competitions give birth to new ideas, talent, break barriers and harvest award winning designs. Rohan builders’ organising one such competition is a very encouraging initiative for the students.