Futuristic designs

Metrolife got an insight into what Gen Next had in mind for a newly designed Bangalore International Airport

Futuristic designs


VisonAir, a BIA proprietary event, has opened doors to ideas, thoughts and suggestions from the local talent. A team from BIA went across to several college in the City to popularise the idea of shaping the future design of Bangalore’s expanding airport.

An event, recently held at the airport, had students from seven colleges in the City design various portions of the airport such as the airport city, canopy and central atrium among other things. What one got to see were fresh insights into what Gen Next had in mind for a futuristic BIA.

Metrolife interacted with a few students who participated at the event to gauge their excitement and commitment for having been part of such a mega project. Megala G along with her team mates Pramitha Bale and Soumya, all students of RVCE, have redesigned the canopy. Titled ‘The canopy’, it has a large percentage of the space that was made into an urban plaza, which was covered with curved shelter. “This is the cluster of “Canopies”, so called because of the tree-shaped structural elements that support the roof. This canopy is representative of the “Garden City” image that the city once boasted of,” explains Megala.

A student of the M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, S Vishwas’s work on the central arena has been divided into three parts— hilly terrain that Bangalore is, waterfalls that the state is well-known for and the tree-laden paths in the City. “The buildings will be structured in a slope, the waterfall will form the backdrop of the convention centre where cultural programmes would take place and finally the green look of the City will be brought alive in design where most houses will have a roof garden,” observes
Vishwas. Karan Shetty of RVCE says their concept was to capture the elements of Bangalore like the boulevard along the MG Road Strip, Brigade Road shopping experience and quality of shopping in Malleshwaram market and City Market etc. He says their design intended to connect each and every space of the airport with the elements that are unique to the City.  Finally, S Keerthishri, with R V College of Architecture hoped to weave in the urban fabric into her design.

It was meant to give a brief introduction about Bangalore to the visitor. “To market Bangalore as the Garden City was the thrust of the design. The vertically shaped gardens are covered by the multi level car park walls thus unifying the four terminals with alternate open and built spaces. It’s been a great working experience,” Keerthi signs off.

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