Greater Noida, February 8, 2020: The annual Apeejay Festival of Ideas by Ignited Minds - 2 (AFIIM-2) was held at Apeejay School of Architecture and Planning, Greater Noida, on 7th and 8th of February 2020. It was conceptualized around ‘Sustainability’ and addressed the vast issues of green buildings, traditional materials and sustainable practices in Architecture. The event received participation entries from many colleges of Architecture. The Prem Jain Memorial Trust Energy Award was also given to the deserving entries.
The Festival saw the use of waste material to create unique art installations and decorations within the campus. The main stage in the amphitheatre was made from bamboo, jute & rope and was fabricated by the students of the Apeejay School of Architecture and Planning. The two-day event ignited & energized the dialogue of sustainability and shall keep the ball rolling in all sessions & studios in the College during the semester curriculum.
The event was inaugurated by Prof. Raj S. Dhankar, Hon’ble VC of Apeejay Stya University, and supported by Prof D.N. Bajpai, Executive Director, Apeejay Institute of Technology and Mr Dinesh Rai, Advisor, Apeejay Education Society. Shri Narendra Bhooshan, CEO of Greater Noida, Ms Sapna Kumar, Vice President of COA, Ar. Gita Balakrishnan, Chairperson, IIA-WB Chapter, eminent practicing architects including Ar. Jasbir Sawhney, Ar. Dean D' Cruz, Ar. Charanjeet Shah, Ar. Neelanjan Bhowal, Ar. Chitrareha Kabre and Ar. Tanu Bhatt were present on the occasion.
The event was adorned by student activities including street plays, art competitions, fashion shows, plays with a message and musicals. Workshops on Madhubani Paintings, Cane Weaving, Bridge Design and Furniture Design were conducted by the faculty and visiting experts from relevant fields. Students from architecture colleges from all over India participated in the same.