City architecture student wins drawing board competition


Vivek Wanarase, student from VIT’s PVP College of Architecture won the 6th edition of the drawing board competition. “The Drawing Board”, an international competition for architecture and design students is organized annually by Rohan Builders, a renowned real estate developer from Pune and Mindspace Architects, an architectural firm based in Bengaluru.

Jaswanth NS and Ralbin Veniel R. from CARE School of Architecture, Trichy took second. Whereas the BNCA Pune Architecture College team including Ankita Khalate, Shreya Joshi and Maitraiyee Prabhudesai won the third position in the drawing board competition. Cash prizes worth Rs.50000 / -, Rs.35000 / – and Rs.25000 / – were awarded to the winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up respectively with certificates.

This year’s design challenge was linked to one of Maharashtra’s oldest traditions – “Wari”. While studying Wari’s organizational challenges from an architectural and planning perspective was an eye opener for the organizing team, it was also found to be very interesting by the participating students and jurors. Rajabhau Randive, Alandi Devsthan’s senior chowkdaar, hosted a dedicated session on Wari from an architectural and logistical perspective, attended by over 110 people.

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This year, the competition brought together nearly 700 participants, including architecture students from more than 20 countries such as the United States, Thailand, Spain, the Philippines, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, l ‘Ethiopia, England, Egypt, Dubai, China, Canada, Bangladesh, Argentina, Afghanistan. , Zimbabwe and India.

Vivek Wanarase had created a module focused on creating camps / places to stay for pilgrims during the Wari, which can track the progress of the Wari to its destination. He also incorporated various aspects of the Yadav era architecture with regards to Gram Panchayat’s office and the water bodies of Velapur. It can be noted that the Wari stops at Velapur. “Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by this great tradition of Maharashtra, so I enjoyed working on this theme during the competition,” said Wanarase.

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