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Educational Trip to Kurukshetra and Chandigarh

MM School of Architecture organised educational  trips to Kurukshetra- “Land of Bhagwad Gita” on 1st February, 2018 and to Chandigarh- “The City Beautiful” on 2nd February, 2018 for students of 2nd and 3rd year with two faculties Ar. Deeksha Sharma and Ar. Roza Pahuja.

On day one, the students first visited the Krishna Museum with the view to gain knowledge about museum planning and to awaken them morally and culturally through the ideas and ideals of Lord Krishna and also to enlighten themselves with the glorious history and archaeology of the region. The museum houses nine galleries which are regional crafts gallery, archaeological gallery, miniatures & manuscripts gallery, regional murals gallery, bhagavata gallery, regional Theatrical Art gallery and three Multimedia Mahabharata Galleries.

The next destination was Kurukshetra Panaroma & Science Centre which is an aesthetically beautiful cylindrical building used for exhibitions and working models for visitor’s activities. The centre, which combines science with religion, consists of working and interactive exhibits on ancient Indian concepts of properties of matter, structure of atom, geometry, arithmetical rules, astronomy medicine and surgery. Housed in a tall and cylindrical building, with its elegant architecture and ambience, the main attraction of the Centre is a life-like Panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra.

The last destination was Brahma Sarovar, which is an ancient pool sacred to Hinduism which lays emphasis on taking bath for internal and external purity. The students not only acquired knowledge about the planning and designing of museums in Kurukshetra but also were enlightened about the culture and traditional heritage of the city.

On day two, the first destination was Government Museum and Art Gallery where students spent few hours exploring Chandigarh’s city museum and its surrounding art and archaeology themed attractions along with its brilliant architecture. The museum traces the construction of the planned city through a series of diorama, model and blueprint exhibits. The students admired its angular concrete façade, which both contrasts with the green surroundings and compliments Chandigarh’s austere modern aesthetics. The students admired how the building has been well designed to make the maximum use of the daylight. The light enters from northeast and southwest through the skylight. The right amount of the light in the building is used to illuminate the artefacts in the museum. The building also has a structure for rainwater harvesting. It stores the rainwater and then facilitates the supply of water inside the premises.

The next destination was Le Corbusier Centre, which was basically the office of the city’s architect, Le Corbusier. The Swiss-French architect used the office while conceptualizing the city almost six decades ago. The centre displays and exhibits the life and works of Le Corbusier, so that tourists and future generations may be able to acquaint themselves with the rich cultural heritage of the city. The structure of the centre is a significant resource for understanding the technological, formal and aesthetic spirit of modern architecture, as also its peculiar manifestation in the context of Chandigarh.

After visiting the iconic buildings of Chandigarh, the students visited the Intex Expo, 2018 at Parade ground, sector 17.This event showcased products from Bathroom & Kitchen, Home Furnishings & Home Textiles, Lights & Lighting industries, etc. The objective of this Event was to provide the latest trends and technology to our citizens to turn their dreams into reality and many more. In the expo, the students gained knowledge of the latest trends in the world of interiors, elaborating technology, innovations, equipment and concepts for the architects and designers community. It was a great learning experience for the students as well as for the faculties

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