World Architecture Day celebrated by members of Indian Institute of Architects, Ludhiana Centre (IIALC)
World Architecture Day was celebrated by members of the Indian Institute of Architects, Ludhiana Centre (IIALC) today.
Ludhiana, October 3, 2022: World Architecture Day was celebrated by members of the Indian Institute of Architects, Ludhiana Centre (IIALC). Keeping this years theme, “Architecture for Well Being”, different architects shared there view points on well-being of not only the buildings but also it’s users.
Ar. Sanjay Goel, Chairman IIA Punjab Chapter, and one of the directors of Ludhiana Smart City Limited, shared his views on the role of architects for users well being, and requested all architects to design the built environment, including interiors and exteriors, in such a way that we have a healthier life, not only inside the buildings, but also outside.
Ar. Yogesh Singla, former chairman of Ludhiana centre, talked about the positive social aspects of architecture in people’s lives by encouraging them to create more open spaces so that people have a chance to connect.
Ar. Aditi Soni, shared her views on how public spaces can be transformed to encourage more physical activity in the society and how health centers can be improved to provide a better experience for the public.
Ar. Harneet Kaur, a young female architect, explained how there is an urgent need to make biophilic design and integral part of the process of space planning. More and more natural elements should be incorporated in the built environment for the wellbeing of the space and its people.
Anshia Badyal, a budding designer, recently graduated from University of Southern California, mentioned how human psychology and neuroscience can be used to create housing that is more human-centric. When it comes to people's preferences, architects take into account how people perceive all the design factors and how they feel in a particular spatial environment as architecture is intended to be a personal choice.
It is undeniably true that building and spaces have a direct impact on how people behave, feel and perform. Spaces ought to be designed for physical, mental and social well-being. As mentioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. Architects must play their part by designing homes, workspaces, communities and more, that not only reduce stress, but also promote a healthy lifestyle overall.
The celebration ended with a vote of thanks from Ar. Nikhil Singhania.