Outstanding Architecture and Design Final Degree Project Award

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Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) / in India
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Siddharth Jadhav

"The moder world seems to have no notion of preserving different things side by side by side, of allowing it's proper and proportionate place to each, of saving the whole varied heritage of culture. It has no notion except that of simplifying something by destroying nearly everything." -Gilbert Chesterton
Architectural heritage the only evidence of history as well as the modern architectural contribution to the mankind as an artefact with aesthetic values is in danger and being neglected, which facing a wrecking ball of demolition.
Time and again the events have proved that the people have been equating the words of 'historic monuments' to heritage. The general definition of which being somthing that is old, is cultural and has been passed through generations. A general response one receives when asked about heritage is that it's the ancient built forms. The most dominant notion is that, works that have passed the mark of sixty years are the only ones to qualify as heritage and thus preserved, whereas newer practices, cultures and structures are not even elected despite their value.
Post-independence, many aspiring architects created works that were symbolic of the new found democracy and freedom of India. They made structures having a balance of both technique and technology with a knowledge of past but vision of future.
"Here we argue that heritage is not ancient or modern, but an ongoing value-adding process reflecting our life cultures for generations to come"

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