Architekton was an event held on 24 September 2018 for Magnachrista, Christ Junior College’s very own intercollegiate fest. This event was an architecture-based one and consisted of two rounds. The first round required the teams to present their own city plan using the software Google SketchUp and present it to the judges, elaborating on their ideas. In the second round, teams were given a city plan and they had to explain how they could help to improve the plan of that area. The participants had to demonstrate their own ideas on how to plan a city that would be self-sustainable, ecological and eco-friendly.
Christ Academy Junior College emerged as the winners for this event. They made their own plan using various principles based on physics. They made a bridge based on the principle of tensegrity. They also used soap film as one of the materials in making different structures of the city. They adopted efficient ways to minimize usage of cement and instead use plastic and ethylene. This cut down the labor cost and usage of too many materials.
Teams put immense effort into their models and presentations, and this could be seen by the wonderful outcomes of this event. The theme for this year’s fest being “Bengaluru – Involve to Evolve”, the event Architekton captured the very essence of this theme by involving participants and getting them to give their inputs and ideas on how to create the ideal city.
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