ET EDGE Hosts “The Architecture and Design (A&D) Summit”

August 08, 2014,JW Marriott, Chandigarh 

The ET-Edge Architecture and Design Summit 2014, held in the Chandigarh on Friday, 8th August witnessed participation from eminent names from the sector ranging frominterior fit-out manufacturers, regional architects, interior designers, architecture associations to academicians.

Recognizing the significance of the architectural practice in India, the summit aimed to bring together key stakeholders to deliberate on the current challenges through Key-Note presentation, multiple focused panel discussions. With the theme of “TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE”, the conference aimed to focus on hosting top level architects and design professional to deliberate the much needed transition required by the upcoming metro cities to create a unique identity and transform into a “Smart City” capable of sustaining the brisk population growth.

The summit was initiated with a welcome address by SunitaQuadros, Business Head, Times Conferences Ltd.Further Mr. Abhishek Somany, Joint Managing Director,Somany Ceramics addressed the seminar followed by Mr. Oscar Concessao, Partner, Oscar &Ponni Architects who spoke on how we can bridge the gap between ‘Traditional, Modern Architecture and Smart Cities’.Other opinion leaders like Shilpa Das, Partner, Evolve Architecture, Rakesh Kerwell, Director, DLF, Siddhartha Wig, Partner, The Elements, Bandana Singh, Partner, Positive Axis, ManjulTrehan, Director Sales, Lutron GL Sales & Services and Pankaj Mediratta, Head of India Projects, Greenlam added to the discussion. The entire session was moderated by Jatinder Pal Singh, The Dean of Chandigarh College of Architecture.

The Architecture & Design Summit 2014 focused mainly conceptualizing the unique global cities of India – Conceptualizing the Unique Global Cities of India – The Role of the Local Government& Regional Stake Holders with Developing Architectural Concepts and New Urban Identity.

The Panel discussions deliberated on the following issues:

  • Bridging the Gap Between Traditional, Modern Architecture & Smart Cities
  • Conceptualizing the unique global cities of India – The role of the Local Government & Regional stake holders with developing architectural concepts and new urban identity.
  • Innovations in the world of ceramic – moving beyond conventional to unconventional
  • Revolutionizing Interior Design Concepts


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