MNLU to select campus design on Aug 6

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Aug 2017 10:09:40


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10 renowned architects have submitted innovative models

Approaching towards realising its dream of developing a world-class campus for the Maharashtra National Law University on a 60 acre peace of land on Wardha Road, the deemed university on Friday said that it has received designs created by globally renowned architects.
“In an apparent bid to attract reputed architect who could design a state-of-the-art building for the University, we had organised a competition inviting innovative and creative ideas from the architects. We received many entries out of which top 10 designs were shortlisted and studied. And now, we are all set to declare the name of winner on August 6,” said Dr Vijender Kumar, Vice- Chancellor of MNLU, Nagpur while addressing media.

Dr N M Sakarkar, Registrar, MNLU and Paramjit Singh Ahuja, renewed architect and member of the Board of Assessors of MNLU were also present.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will formally declare name of the winner of the competition ‘Limited Architect Design Competition’.

On the occasion, Fadnavis will also inaugurate a three-day exhibition wherein the MNLU will exhibit all the top 10 creations of the participating architects. The exhibition will be held at ‘Banyan’, Chitnavis Centre, Civil Lines Nagpur between August 6 and 8.
As of now, the MNLU Nagpur is functioning from the Judicial Officers Training Institute (JOTI) located at Civil Lines.
The new campus of the prestigious University proposed at Waranga village will be completed in a span of three years starting from March 2018.

“Soon after selecting the best design, we will float tenders and invite bids from eligible agencies,” said Vijender Kumar.
“It will be one of the best facilities in the State where we have planned to develop modern classrooms, well equipped library, an auditorium, hostel , residential complex for staff and other facilities,” he further added.

The Government has allotted 60 acres land to the University located at a distance of about 25 kilometers from the city. An Infrastructure Development Monitoring Committee (IDMC) was constituted recently that has been assigned with the job of monitoring the construction of the University campus.

Ahuja said, the 10 architectural firms participated in the competition include - Abin Design Studio, Kolkata; Matharoo Associates, Ahmedabad; Malik Architecture, Mumbai; InForm Architects, Bengaluru; Morphogenesis Studio, New Delhi; Mathew and Ghosh Architects, Bengaluru; CnT Architects, Bengaluru; Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Ahmedabad; Architecture Paradigm, Bengaluru and Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai.