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Guest Lecture by Ar. Surinder Bahga on “Climate Responsive Architecture”

MM School of Architecture organised a guest lecture on 25th February by Ar. Surinder Bahga, a Chandigarh based architect who established the architectural organisation “Saakaar Foundation” in Chandigarh in 1984 and is a leading expert in energy-efficient housing design.His works are published in many journals and newspapers of repute. Mr.Bahga was given Sir M. Visveswaraya Award in 1995 by HUDCO for energy-efficient housing design. His Baptist Church at Chandigarh is selected by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and TERI as one of the best 41 energy-efficient buildings in India. He got Michael Ventris award from Architectural Association, London. He worked as Chairman of IIA, Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter for two terms (2008-2012).

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Ar. Surinder Bahga delivered an extremely informative lecture on ‘Climate Responsive Architecture’ in which he talked extensively on the climate responsive designing and planning, construction techniques, sustainable design principles. He cited examples and case studies of sustainable buildings designed by himself in various climatic zones of India. Ar. Bahga talked about interesting facts of designing sustainable spaces such as use of solar panels in various different ways, adopting vertical farming and many more.

With such inspirational talks, Ar. Bahga had filled the young minds with great spirit. The lecture was followed by a brief interactive session.


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