Architecture + Design
Alan Joseph, Alumni of Avani Institute of Design Wins COA National Awards
Alan George Joseph, alumni of Avani Institute of Design, Kozhikode has won the Council of Architecture (COA) National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis 2021. The final year Thesis was titled ‘Punarjeevanam’– Regeneration of the indigenous tribes in Wayanad, through a locally sourced participatory design approach. The award was announced Ar. Habib
Khan (President, Council of Architecture) during the 76th council meeting and awards declaration function 2021.
The project aims in building community resilience and regeneration of the dying tribal groups through a community inclusive design, empowering their vernacular from getting endangered. With a resurgence of native arts, languages, construction technologies and ceremonies, the centre has the potential to become a valuable tool in establishing a new united identity and cohesion among various tribes of Wayanad. The project also envisions the regenerative potentials of architecture for creating a sustainable, ideal ecosystem by using nature as a building material.
Thus, the project aims in building community resilience and regeneration of the dying tribal community through a participatory design approach by upbringing a communal gathering and space for education, uniting the 5 main tribal groups of Wayanad, namely– Paniya, Adiya, Kattunaikka, Kurumar, Kurichiyar along with the external NGO and government organizations.