Auroville, UCJC University
Development of a ferrocement prototype of a basic living unit.
Understanding Ferrocement and its potential as an affordable technology in environmental and economic terms.
Site-visit to other ferrocement case studies in Auroville.
2 week production of prefabricated elements in Auroville area.
1 week assembly of prototype at MIDAS campus at the 57th Convention of NASA India in Chennai.
Visit to the exhibition of Affordable Housing Award entries at NASA in Chennai.
Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC)
In collaboration with: National Association of Schools of Architecture (NASA India) and Marg Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS)
Director: Anupama Kundoo
Teaching assistants: Alba Balmaseda and Sebastiano Giannesini
Workshop Team: Yashoda Joshi, Sekkar Sokkalingam and Sonali Phadnis
Structural Engineer: Venkata Rangarao
UCJC Students: Julia Garrido, Juan Antonio Isidro, Mercedes Sánchez and Francisco Salvá
Craftsmen Team: Muthu Lingam, Mani Kandem , Peryasamy , Seran , Raja Tamil Selvi, Prakash, Suresh, Muthuvel, Parthipan, Iyyapan and Sathish
Local Volunteers: Asha Nachimuthu , Arun Prabhu N G, Keerthana Subramaniam , Karthiga, Samyukthaa Natrajan and Sivasidhambaran