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BNCA recognizes importance of collaborative Initiatives and its vitality in academic world. Such collaborations are symbiotic in nature. Please check international collaborations made with International Cell. Listed below are M. Arch. – Environmental Architecture collaborations made in the recent past ,

BNCA collaborated with PMC and many NGO’s to draft a comprehensive outline of the issues and concerns underlying the controversial Paud-Road Balbharati Proposed Road Project in Pune.

BNCA collaborated with SPA, Delhi for preparing an ‘Environmental Improvement Plan’ for River Yamuna which was later presented to the Delhi Development Authority -DDA.

Initiatives were also taken to ‘Redesign and Retrofit’ two major IT complexes in Pune namely International Convention Centre -ICC and Persistent for energy reduction in their buildings.

‘Moving towards Green Design ’09 was a national seminar hosted by BNCA to introduce to the participants from the construction sector various Green Building Concepts. The conference was organized in collaboration with Pune Municipal Corporation – PMC, Architects Engineers Surveyors Association – AESA, Pune along with Synefra.
BNCA collaborated with NIASA, COA in March 2009 to host a ‘Quality Improvement Program’: titled ‘Embedding sustainability in emerging urban architecture’.

Ministry of Environment and Forests funded and BAIF initiated a project ‘Urban Biodiversity Parks – A Pune perspective 2009’. This event was conceived and hosted by Department of Environment Planning and Architecture at BNCA. The seminar invited speakers from across India to brainstorm on the issue of bio diversity parks and their zoning reservations in urban areas.

Workshop on ‘Culture and Lifestyle study’, Supported by Savitribai Phule Pune University was conducted in collaboration between BNCA and The Royal University of Fine Arts, Sweden. Students from both institutes worked towards generating Sustainable Planning proposals for a selected Study area in the city, with an objective to facilitate an exchange of ideas between two different groups of students with varied backgrounds.

Interactions and collaborations by BNCA were initiated with SIDA – Swedish International Development Agency for developing Pune as an ‘Eco City’.

BNCA are founder advisory members of Eco Housing Cell under Pune Municipal Corporation and also an Eco Housing Validating Authority for assessing eco-housing projects in the city.

BNCA has collaborated with ECO III Network, initiated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India for capacity building for Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings in India.

BNCA are members of IGBC: Indian Green Building Council and collaborative efforts for joint seminars and conferences is our future agenda.

Sustainable Design Studio, Sri Lanka,2014-15:

Sustainable Building design is at the core of M. Arch., Environmental Architecture course. In the subject, Sustainable Design Studio, the aim is to get introduced to plethora of sustainability issues and to think over the probable solutions or ways to achieve sustainable development.

In the endeavor to do so, the students of first year Master in Environmental Architecture did a collaborative activity with students of City School of Architecture, Colombo, Srilanka. They visited the City School of Architecture in Colombo during 17th to 24th January 2015. Since the approach had always been to study at macro level, students and faculty decided to consider the area around the Galle Road, Colombo 3 for intervention.

In general the aim was to come up with proposals for the surrounding area, which would create appropriate context for micro level development.

The class of 17 was divided in four groups and surveyed the area around in four parts respectively. The aspects surveyed were existing development pattern, character of the development, roads and transportation pattern, current situation of public spaces and built and unbuilt spaces, apparent local infrastructure, tried to understand the direction of present growth & development. The site & SWOT analysis of the surveyed area was done. Also the local government’s vision for the development of that area and the means to achieve that like local body vision statement, regulations, ongoing initiatives etc. was studied.

After conducting the collective study and analysis, the class was again divided into 8 groups and worked on probable solutions on the problem areas identified covering different aspects of sustainable development which compiled in this report.

lake front development srilanks proposal 1






Lake front development Sri Lanka proposal 1


lake front development srilanks proposal 2






Lake front development Sri Lanka proposal 2


srilanka joint studio






Sri Lanka joint studio


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Sri Lanka joint studio


Joint Planning Studio with KKH, Sweden

The Department has been conducting joint planning studio with Royal University of Fine Arts, Sweden for 3 years.

Studio 1, 2010: Studying the lifestyle and city structure of old versus new. Project area was JM Road and Narayan Peth with the Mula-Muth river connecting the new city with the old.

Studio 2, 2011: This studio looked at exploring the Urban-Rural linkages in Goa

Studio 3, 2012: Studying the core city area of Pune and looking at the approach of Sustainability in Conservation

joint studion with KKH sweden





Joint Studio with KKH Sweden

joint planning studio with Royal University of Fine Arts Sweden for 3 years.









Joint Planning Studio with Royal University of Fine Arts Sweden for 3 years.