Saint-Gobain India, one of the world leaders in habitat solutions, in association with Ethos, conducted the eleventh edition of Transparence in Chennai. This competition for students of architecture and design, is Saint-Gobain’s annual forum to showcase student talent from the Colleges of Architecture and Design in India and gives them an opportunity to get mentored by the who’s who of Indian and global architecture.
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Transparence 2016 received over 200+ team entries for showcasing Design ideas under the theme SPACE IN MOTION for imagining and creating a Centre of Performing Arts at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. B Santhanam, President and MD – Flat Glass South Asia, Egypt and Malaysia Saint-Gobain India (P) Ltd along with the jury awarded the National Winners.
Kunal Jain and Shivani Agrawal of IPS Indore bagged the ultimate glory and emerged to be the National Winners of this year’s competition, followed by Aishwarya S R, Raghavvendra G V and Raksha Manohar Shetty of SIT Tumkur, who stood as National Runner’s up-I. Rishab Arora and Rijul Nayal of Gateway College, Sonepat, along with Saurabh Sharma, Aishwarya Dwivedi and Aditi Rai of MNIT Jaipur were appreciated with Consolation prizes.
As a part of the this year’s event, Saint-Gobain awarded Scholarships worth INR 1,00,000 each to 2 deserving recipients for their disruptive ideas on amphibious transit shelters and using bamboo as reinforcement.
Saint-Gobain is also evaluating two other projects on algae air filtration panel to combat pollution and of architecture for the scholarship.
Along with the competition, a host of events were also conducted at the School of Planning and Architecture, Anna University. 170 select students from renowned institutions across the country attended these events.
Transparence 2016 also hosted Archumen Pro – India’s largest quiz competition for practicing architects, which was well received by firms and architects across India.