The School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA), Navrachana University and the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), Vadodara chapter, are celebrating Landscape Week from November 1 to 5, 2017, with exhibitions, talks, presentations and panel discussions at the Navrachana University.

For the first time in Gujarat, a unique under-graduate program in Landscape Design is being offered at the Navrachana University from this academic year, and will create awareness and understanding about the increasingly significant role of this architectural discipline in urban planning, corporate, institutional and residential areas.

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Landscape architecture is a discipline that deals with design of outdoor spaces, ranging from a domestic garden to design of river fronts and management of natural resources at regional level. In today’s time, where there is immense pressure on nature due to rapid urbanization and developmental needs, it is important to design open space resources in an innovative and sensitive manner.

While Landscape Design is a popular Masters specialization and offered as such by many Universities experts of the field feel that an under-graduate program can better fulfill the requirements of the profession in this day and age. With this understanding, the 4-year Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design (BLAD) program in Landscape was launched in Navrachana University. The course focuses on practical knowledge of the aspects related to Landscape to create ready professionals. The course is integrated with the other two courses offered by SEDA — Architecture and Interior Design — at various levels.

The Landscape Week event includes a travelling exhibition on Landscape Design, “Tracing Narratives”, prepared by eminent architect and leading Landscape Designer, Aniket Bhagwat. This will be inaugurated on the opening evening. Over the next few days, there will be presentations and panel discussions with renowned academics, architects, artists, environmental planners, and other experts from the field of Landscape Architecture.

This program attempts to discuss and bring out the parallels between Landscape Architecture, Ecology, Art and Architecture. The event is open and free for all interested persons to attend.

 

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