Conceived and erected by third year students of the school of architecture and planning of the Anna University, the temporary installation is part of the annual NASA design competition they are participating.
The students had slogged for weeks to give shape to their idea. Explaining the concept, Akshay K, one of the students said “We just want this to be a pavilion project. We wanted to tell a story. Buckingham Canal story is untold and we thought this would start a conversation to save the canal”.
It’s a sustainable model. The walk through pavilion is completely made of waste materials from construction sites. They can be reused even after dismantling. Gurkiran Pandalapalli, another member of the team said “Reuse and recycle are old concepts. What we have done differently is, even when the construction is dismantled, each and every material can be used in the original form. That’s something we have achieved”. Sai Varshini C N added “Earlier we didn’t have much of practical knowledge. We were able to explore a lot through this “.
Certainly a memorable architectural journey that took many back in time. The students hope just like the commuters their pavilion would also win hearts at the competition.