IDPT-SCET Students To Shine At ANDC Trophy With ‘Info-Leisure Space’

Innovative Pavilion on 'Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle' Theme Offers Learning and Recreation for Migrant Children


Surat : Students of the Faculty of Architecture at Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET) has achieved a remarkable feat at the Annual NASA Design Competition (ANDC) Trophy, a prestigious national architecture design competition. The students are on their way to shine at ANDC for their unique pavilion titled ‘Info-leisure Space,’ which embodies the theme of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (RRR) in architecture.

The project, a collaborative effort by 50 students from SCET’s Faculty of Architecture, seeks to address the educational limitations faced by migrant children attending the Nagar Prathamik Shikshan Samiti (NPSS) School No. 15 in Pandesara, Surat. The ‘Info-leisure Space’ pavilion provides a dynamic learning and recreational environment, enriching the lives of these students.

Over the course of approximately 20 days, the students demonstrated their creativity and commitment by utilizing an array of repurposed materials in crafting the pavilion. The project embraces sustainability principles, utilizing PVC pipes, bamboo, fiber sheets, soft drink tins, eco bricks, and other discarded materials to construct a cost-effective and easily replaceable structure.

“The ‘Info-leisure Space’ project is an embodiment of our commitment to providing a conducive learning and recreational environment for migrant children in Surat who face educational challenges. The entire structure is crafted from repurposed materials, keeping costs minimal while emphasizing sustainability,” remarked Persi Engineer, Provost of SCET.

The innovative pavilion not only underscores the significance of sustainability in architectural design but also highlights the power of creative collaboration among students. It serves as a testament to the Faculty of Architecture’s dedication to fostering forward-thinking architectural solutions that contribute positively to the community.