Environmental Design and Architecture Department (NUV) ranks first in the Switch International Design Ideas Competition, New York (2018)
According to the results of Switch International Design Competition, New York announced on 25 th Sept. 2018, two proposals submitted by NUV professors and students of Environmental Design and Architecture Department performed brilliantly.
|First Project||Guggenheim Repository||First Rank|
|Second Project||The Tall Museum Typology||Nominated among the top ten entries|
Along with students, professors of Environmental Design and Architecture Department, NUV who took part in the competition were Prof. Percy Pithawala (Professor and HOD), Dhruv Shah, Varun Shah, Meghna Kanungo, Vishesh Narola and Roshni Shah.
About Switch International Design Ideas Competition, New York (2018):
The aim of the competition was to recreate the iconic
Guggenheim Museum of New York City. Originally, the Guggenheim Museum was designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright.
About Guggenheim Repository:
Guggenheim Repository is the first project submitted by the aforementioned professors and students. Guggenheim Repository envisaged a thriving public plaza space amidst the high rise density of Manhattan, New York. The actual functional program of the building consisting of the art galleries was accommodated at various subterranean levels into a trench, dug 300 meters below the surface of the ground. From the entrance, one can descend upwards and downward from darkness to light using high-speed elevators.
About The Tall Museum Typology:
NUV’s second project The Tall Museum Typology was nominated among the top ten entries. It was designed with an intention to allow the softer edge of the adjoining Central Park to flow into the site. This museum was envisaged as a hybrid skyscraper – organic, self-sustainable and flexible in approach. Blobs of varying organic forms interconnected the art galleries within the structural matrix of the tower. The conservatory at the pinnacle is a scenic vantage point overlooking the park.