Hyderabad: Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering, Hyderabad recently organised Niketh, a traditional housing challenge.
The competition invited entries that focused on preserving the wisdom of traditional construction practices, viewing them through lens of science, engineering and technique.
A total of 45 entries from across the country were received for the event and 20 were shortlisted to present their models at the final round.
Gnanaprakash and Manoj Kumar from SRIT, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh bagged first for their Mud House and they were presented a cash prize of Rs 5,000. The two runner up teams Rajat T and Rajat S from Nirma University for House of Jalwali, Satvik and Kishore from MEC for Bamboo house received a cash prize of each Rs.10,000. Certificate of excellence and participation were given to all finalists.
“We are trying to build awareness about the sustainability of the traditional ways. Our ancient culture has witnessed many unique and surprisingly modern housing models. With Niketh, we are trying to get the students to capture the best from all existing ways to come up with ecologically viable models,” Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale said.