In pictures > Indo German Urban Mela in Bangalore

Event: Germany+India: Infinite Opportunities
Place: Palace Grounds, Bangalore
Dates: 22nd June – 1st July

The Germans are leading the way when it comes to advancement in technology and it is no surprise that they are making their presence felt in India, one of the worlds biggest markets. The Indo-German Urban Mela is being held across 5 metropolitans across India to commemorate the 60 years of Indo-German diplomatic partnership.

Big conglomerates such as Bosch, Metro, Siemens, Duestche Bank, SAP, among many others participated in the event showcasing and educating their latest offering. The big focus was on making cities sustainable or as the German’s called “StadtRäume – CitySpace“, considering the growing burden in the Indian cities.

The pavilions are designed by renowned German designer Markus Heinsdorff.

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Top Architecture Colleges in India

CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Not just is Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University Ahmedabad one of the finest architecture schools in India, but it is also good for other fields such as Technology Management, Humanities, Interior Design and Urban Planning. The school started out as a small centre in 1962 but now also offers a full range of UG, PG and doctorate courses. 

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Sir JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai

Sir JJ School of Architecture in Mumbai was actually Asia’s first architectural school. The revised curriculum that includes sustainable architecture and planning makes the college rank consistently in the top 5 colleges in India.

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Visit the website for more details: Sir JJ School of Architecture


School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) in New Delhi offers very unique coures like Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Architecture Conservation. The courses are always revised to accommodate the latest in the field.

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Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

Birla Institute of Technology in Ranchi is known for its Bachelor of Architecture and its Masters of Urban Planning. The college is still budding in terms of alumni since it is a much newer colleges than others on this list.

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Visit the website for more details: Birla Institute of Technology


Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda

The Maharaja Sayajirao Univerisity in Baroda focuses on studio based project approach. While the university is great, Baroda is widely considered as the center of art in India. Baroda also has a rich history in the field of Architecture.

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Visit the website for more details: Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda

Bamboo Bus Stand near Mumbai

Bamboo Bus Stand near Mumbai

Bamboo Bus Stand somewhere near Mumbai, designed by students of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Designed to show the strength and show how Bamboo can be used.

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Some of the above links should stand stand testimony to the versatility of Bamboo!
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