The National Convention is an annual congregation of Architects organised by The Indian Institute of Architects. IIA NATCON 2013 is being hosted by IIA TN CHAPTER on behalf of the National body to bring together the professionals to discuss and deliberate the various facets of Architectural development, practice and education and the future vision.
The Convention is being organized at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 27th, 28th & 29th of December 2013 with a participation of about 1000 to 1500 Architects from all over the country, including members, new members & soon to be members of IIA.
Host City: Chennai
The coastal City of Chennai has been known for its hospitality and warmth. Chennai is acknowledged as the cultural capital, with an enriched ancient tradition of music, literature, classical and folk dance and the arts.
Heritage sites at Mahabalipuram and Kancheepuram are a rare testimony of its radical experimentation in rock architecture and a new synthesis of form. Its proximity to thriving centers of learning and arts like Pondicherry, Auroville, Bengaluru, Kanyakumari, Chetinad, Madurai, Srirangam, and Tanjore has reinforced its geographical significance.
The City today reflects a “work in progress” with large infrastructure projects being implemented, like in most other Indian Cities. Over the next few decades, the city of Chennai hopes to transform, inspired by its ancient arts as well as futuristic and sustainable innovations.
As part of the Convention, a seamless Mega exhibition with an area of 4400sqm. of Architectural and Building products from manufacturers and dealers throughout India, is being organized at the same venue which has excellent infrastructure and facilities. Emphasis and encouragement shall be bestowed on sustainable, energy-efficient & innovative products.
Alongside the exposition, a display of Works of Master architects from India, award-winning recent projects and award-winning students works shall be on display. An Awareness pavilion to provide information about architectural practice will be on display. A mini architectural film festival will also find place in the expo venue.
- -Sand Castle Competition to be held at Marina Beach (behind Gandhi Statue) on 21-12-13 at 2 pm!
- -His Excellency Dr. K.Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu will be the Chief Guest for the evening.
- -Dr. B.V.Doshi will be the Guest of Honor and will be delivering the Keynote Address.