Dr. Bimal Patel discussed Four Urban Projects in India: Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi, at a talk organized by M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University. He presented the Ahmedabad Development Plan, Sabarmati Riverfront Development, Mumbai Eastern Waterfront Development and the Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi. All four projects are aimed at improving Indian cities.
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Ar. Aalap Bhavsar and Ar. Himanshu Suthar presented the Vishwanath Dham and Central Vista projects to the 8th-semester students of SJB School of Architecture, Bengaluru. This was followed by guided tours to both sites.
Dr. Bimal Patel presented ‘Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi’ in a seminar organized by The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects (GICEA). It was followed by a Q&A session.
Niki Shah, Architect and Urban Designer at HCP delivered a lecture titled ‘Working with Urban Rivers’ at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA), Mumbai.
The lecture was organized by KRVIA as a part of the Institute’s weekly lecture series ‘Encounter’. The talk was followed by a Q&A session.
Dr. Bimal Patel was a part of the ‘Reimagining Museums in India’ Global Summit, organized by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Bloomberg. He chaired a session on the architecture and functional needs of museums.
Niyati Mannari gave a guest lecture on the complexities of a large-scale Government project to a group of architecture students at CEPT University. If they have a recording, link it here saying “Watch full lecture”.
Dr. Bimal Patel gave an exclusive interview on the transformation of the Central Vista, New Delhi with Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal for an episode of Economic Sutra at Sansad TV.
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Dr. Bimal Patel gave a presentation on the transformation of the Central Vista, New Delhi at Bangalore International Centre. It was followed by a Q&A session.
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Dr. Bimal Patel was a part of the panel discussion on Practicing Urban Design in India: Challenges and Opportunities, the concluding session of the CEPT Urban Design Roundtable.
Dr. Bimal Patel spoke about the proposal for the Redevelopment of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) land, as part of the CEPT Urban Design Roundtable. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.
Dr. Bimal Patel presented an update on the status of design and construction of the Central Vista project, at CEPT University. This was followed by a Q&A session.
Dr. Bimal Patel shared details regarding the ongoing Central Vista proposal in a candid interview with Times of India journalist Meenal Baghel.
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Dr. Bimal Patel and Dr. Amogh Gupta presented a seminar on the ‘Role of Architects and Planners in Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ organised by the Council of Architecture in association with Department of Architecture and Planning, MANIT Bhopal.
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Dr. Bimal Patel was part of a conversation with students of Maharaja Sayajirao University, as part of their annual event titled Reflections 2021.
HCP Director Bimal Patel delivered a lecture at the SPA Bhopal Foundation Day event where he spoke at length about modernising Indian cities and the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project.
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Ganesh Ahire, architect and urban planner at HCP, presented Pune riverfront rejuvenation and Nagpur TP schemes as case studies to students of Masters in Urban Planning (MUP) at CEPT University, as part of an “Exposure Session Series” for the Urban Expansion and Regeneration Planning (UERP) Studio.
Dr Bimal Patel gave a presentation on Planned Urban Densification as a key speaker at a webinar organized by AIC Surat iLAB Foundation of Smart City Surat and Institute of Town Planners (ITPI).
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Dr. Bimal Patel answered questions from undergraduate students regarding architecture and professional practice as part of a guest lecture series within the Professional Practice course at CEPT University.
Dr Bimal Patel converses with Naresh Narasimhan and Vijay Narnapatti on teaching, learning and practising architecture and design, in an open-for-all discussion, organised by ACEdge.
Dr. Bimal Patel discusses his work practice and design philosophy with Vivek Gupta and Sabrina Khan Patel in an interactive session organised by COA Social Dialogues, that was streamed live on Zoom and Facebook.
Dr. Bimal Patel gave a presentation on the ‘Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi’ project in a session organized by Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture. This was streamed live on Facebook.
‘Planners blame politicians, the lack of resources, or the unwillingness of Indians to follow rules for the failures of planning. But, are these the reasons why planning does not work in India? Or are the plans and the approach to planning to blame?’ Dr. Bimal Patel and B R Balachandran discuss how to make planning work in India in a podcast series by CRDF, CEPT University.
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Dr. Bimal Patel talks about the challenges in dealing with urban renewal projects in a complex socio-political, historical and cultural context using three projects: Transformation of Central Vista, Redevelopment of Mumbai Port and Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi. Hosted by CCBA and India House Art Gallery.
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The Urban Design Research Institute invited Dr. Bimal Patel to present HCP’s proposal for the Redevelopment of the Eastern Waterfront, Mumbai to a gathering of professionals and students. The presentation was followed by Q&A session moderated by Mr. Cyrus Guzder.
As part of a wider, guided and experience-based architectural learning initiative titled ‘Ahmedabad Commons’, HCP organised an open house for two projects: Bhaktiben-Hasmukhbhai Residence and Newman Hall.
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the winning design for the Central Vista Redevelopment and New Parliament in New Delhi, followed by a discussion with Ar. Stephane Paumier. The open discussion session was moderated by Prof. A. Srivathsan and organized by CEPT University.
Jyoti Malhotra from The Print interviews Dr. Bimal Patel about the New Delhi Central Vista project.
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‘There’s nothing we are doing that Lutyens wouldn’t have. It’s radical, but doesn’t rupture with past’: Dr Bimal Patel
In a detailed presentation and interview with Indian Express, Dr Bimal Patel, architect and urban planner, shares the blueprint and objectives of the coveted project.
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‘Whatever is built must reinforce the character Lutyens imagined’. Dr. Bimal Patel explains how the plan will preserve heritage buildings and not disrupt the existing layout, in an article by The Hindu.
“STIR attended the Frame Conclave as a Media Partner, to uncover three days of discussions around ‘Modern Heritage’ and the architectural legacy of post-independent India. Bimal Patel, Rohit Mehndiratta and Vandini Mehta, and Sanjay Kanvinde presented their respective fathers’ works and its prominence to the time they were built, all having individually published books on them as second generation architects.”
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi proposal to illustrate strategies and nuances of urban design which can be suitably applied to improve our towns and cities. This webinar was organised by Philips Signify.
Bobby Desai, Director of Design at HCP, addressed the students and faculty at the CEPT Excellence Awards ceremony on August 2, 2019. He is a member of the Board of Review at CEPT University and the Chair of the selection panel for the CEPT Excellence Awards 2019. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in student work across the faculties of Architecture, Design and Planning Faculties.
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Vishwanath Dham Project at an open academic discussion at CEPT University. The presentation was followed by perspectives from AGK Menon, conservation expert, Gurmeet Rai, conservation architect and A. Srivathsan, Academic Director, CEPT.
“On the eve of Republic Day this year, President of India conferred the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards, to 112 people from various disciplines. Out of the 94 Padma Shri awardees, six were from Gujarat. The Indian Express profiles the six personalities — including HCP Director Dr. Bimal Patel.”
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HCP Director Bimal Patel and Director of Design Bobby Desai were speakers at the talks organized as part of the national travelling exhibition titled Death of Architecture.
A talk about sustainability was organized by Alliance Francaise (Ahmedabad) as part of a series called ‘Decoding Cities’. Dr Bimal Patel and Bobby Desai, both directors at HCP were speakers at this event.
Hosted by Samsung, the Ahmedabad leg of Green Turf saw participation of many renowned architects. including HCP’s Director of Design Bobby Desai.
Nerolac ‘EarthMatters’ in association with Indian Architect & Builder (IA&B) saw an evening with over 90 architects in Ahmedabad. The attempt was to speak about sustainability not as a speciality but as a prerequisite of all actions, with a special address to design, innovation & sustenance. Bobby Desai was a panelist at this event.