Tech University in Alibaug honoured by WAC
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University at Lonere, Alibaug has earned the distinction of being honoured by the World Architecture Community for its newly constructed Administrative and Academic Complex. This unique building has been designed by architects Ajay Kulkarni and BW Dhumaley.
The four lakh sq feet project worth Rs32 crore was executed by contractors Choudhury & Choudhury (India) Ltd, Mumbai. Of the aggregate of 8000 entries worldwide, only 53 were selected with India securing two awards.
This state-of-the-art edifice located in the picturesque surroundings of the Sahyadri Hills and against the backdrop of the historic Raigad Fort will be functioning as a catalyst for the process of teaching and learning.
The design of the whole campus draws its inspiration from the timeless monument of Raigad Fort and the building’s grand plaza is reminiscent of the great doorways of our ancient architecture, and a very strong axis of the corridors would seem to infuse a sense of discipline in those studying at this University.
Anand Gupta, Managing Director, Choudhury & Choudhury (India) Ltd, said "We are proud that our company was associated in building this prestigious and global award winning project. The dream to create such a magnificent edifice was possible not only because of the superb design work of the two architects but also due the continued support from a very inspiring building committee and university administration."
Mr Gupta further added that by receiving such international recognition, the Indian architects as also the builders are now looking forward to developing similar important projects in the country as well as in the global arena.
Spread over a large footprint, the building has sprawling corridors, landscaped courts, abundant light with ventilation, a highly inspiring built environment and a monumental character.
"We have carefully studied the requirements of the students and ensured that they get best of the both worlds, bountiful nature and an inspiring environment for gaining and imparting knowledge. We are inspired by the traditional courtyards which have resulted in such a series of beautiful small and big courts, inducing a very healthy and fresh microclimate," said Mr Kulkarni and Mr Dhumaley.