GZS School of Architecture, MRS-PTU organized expert talk on “Campus & Hospital Design”

GZS School of Architecture, MRS-PTU organized expert talk on “Campus & Hospital Design”

Bathinda: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRS-PTU), Bathinda’s Giani Zail Singh School of Architecture organised an expert talk on “Campus and Hospital Design” by Ar. Sangeet Sharma for the students of Architecture department.

Keynote speaker, Ar. Sangeet Sharma began his lecture by sharing anecdotes about architecture with students quoting, “Architecture is a lifelong and unstoppable process of learning.” He educated the students about how modern architecture took its germination in India with masters like Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn, Laurie Baker, Edwin Lutyens having worked on Indian soil. He discussed with the students how architecture and planning of Chandigarh city was the torch bearer of modern architecture in India post-independence and Corbusier’s still inspires numerous architects and designers.

It may be mentioned here that Ar. Sangeet Sharma is a well-known practicing architect in Chandigarh. He is widely published, awarded, quoted and celebrated for his sustainable and contemporary modern architecture. A partner in SD Sharma & Associates, a well-known firm of the region founded by his father Ar. SD Sharma, Ar. Sangeet Sharma has over 35 years of experience and has worked on a wide variety of projects from every scale and genre.

While interacting with students, Ar. Sangeet began his discussion on Campus design by quoting, “In today’s time where internet rules everything, pictures don’t justify your learning. Your learning begins when you begin to compete with yourself”. He shared his design journey and planning processes of many of his campus projects with the students including NIPGR, Delhi, Institute of Microbial technology, Chandigarh, PGS institute of architecture and planning, Coimbatore, NIPER, Mohali and a few snippets from his newly completed work at the IIT Roorkee campus.

During his talk, he also shared with the students how a campus design must be approaches as “part to whole and whole to part” adding that context, topography, walk ability, climate and sun path are very important considerations when dealing with campus design.

Ar. Sangeet then proceeded to discuss the various aspects of hospital design with the students quoting “A hospital building is a working machine, running 24x7 where services act as the backbone of that building”. Ar. Sangeet educated the students that every hospital building must be designed for it to be efficient, functional as well as economical. He also shared how hospital designs vary with the Indian context where hospitals fail because they can’t accommodate attendees. He shared few of his completed works including PGIMER, Chandigarh, PSG hospital, Coimbatore and Rainbow Hospital, Agra.

The talk was followed by an interactive session with the students in their design studio where Ar. Sangeet Sharma analysed the students’ progress in their respective design exercises.

The event was organized under the guidance of Head of the Department, Prof. (Dr.) Bhupinderpal Singh Dhot, by Ar. Sukhman Chawla, Ar. Meenu Chaudhary and Ar. Mitakshi Sharma.

University, Vice Chancellor Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu and Registrar, Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar highly appreciated the initiative of Giani Zail Singh School of Architecture.

Nov 1 2022 5:59AM