Architecture study tour Day 2: Auroville and Pondicherry
There is always an origin and a start for a settlement or a community, which gradually transcends to a small city in itself. There is a great deal of attachment to the value with which the settlement develops and how that develops into a way of live. There is no other settlement to witness all these qualities to its optimum best, than at Auroville.
Likewise, in any city there would be an advent or a very strong western influence, even then how the city modifies and manipulates these influences to suit locals is what’s interesting and one such settlements is Pondicherry.
The students were allowed to explore the city through a walk and which was followed by a talk by an eminent architect Ar.Israel Gnanaraj.