Ar. Hafeez Contractor Talk: Archventure 2018

Gateway College of Architecture and Design Sonepat hosted a 3 day event ‘Archventure’ from 30th March to 1st April 2018. Archventure was initiated by Gateway College in 2009 as a convention for 1st and 2nd year students of various colleges and now has become a custom to be executed every year with an intention to increase the interaction among the students and learn. The event focuses on sharing knowledge and building a new ideology which helps in clearing conceptual understandings as well as building relationships between individuals.

ARCHVENTURE is the only platform in the North zone that calls many individuals on one dais to perform and refine themselves through competitive spirit. This is an event for tapping talented students from different institutions. Here people gather, interact, learn, and gain in an inspiring manner. It is an amalgamation of art, design, creativity and an endeavor of achieving the same in a practical manner.
To fulfil this ideology of the convention Ar. Hafeez Contractor, a famous and successful architect of the present century was invited to address the students. Hafeez’s footprints are indelibly stamped across India’s built environment. He has shaped and changed Urban Built Landscape of the country through his provocative and unpredictably revolutionary ideas in executing wide range of architectural projects irrespective of their size, nature and complexity. He has mastered the art of design efficiency, cost effective design and has reinvented himself with time.
Apart from his success as an architect in the field Hafeez has got over 100 National and international recognitions for excellence in design and contribution to architecture. Not only was he stated as “The Man who draws India” by New York times but also has been awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India for his works.
Taking opportunity of the potential of Archventure Ar. Hafeez Contractor was invited to share his success stories, philosophy and wisdom with the budding architects and widen their perspectives through an interactive session.
Ar. Hafeez’s talk comprised of two parts. The first part of the presentation focused on the learnings from the field to be a successful architect while the second part was focused on to sensitizing the students for sustainable development. In the first part Ar. Hafeez discussed “What is not taught in the College”.

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