Keeping up with current times and advances happening across the globe, the infrastructure and facilities in India are getting modernized as well since the last decade. These changes are at par with international standards and have also been contextualized to meet the needs and requirements of users. Join this course to learn how you can design one of the most complex of such facilities: a future ready Railport.

Understand what a modern railway station means and the fundamentals of designing one with experts from the field. As the overall aim of the design competition is to design a Railway Station and do a conceptual level master-planning of the precinct to create an effective and efficient landmark public area in the city, let's pick some tips together from this course!

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  • Who is it for?

    Students and graduates of 2019 who wish to participate in the competition Transparence 14.0 or are interested in the theme of Railports in general.

  • Why should I take this?

    Learn the fundamentals of designing different elements of a Railport from experts. The course will decode the Transparence 14.0 brief for you and answer some FAQs related to the brief.

  • Self-paced

    This course allows you to access the lectures and learn it at your pace and time to suit your progress in studio and practice.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    About Transparence 14.0

    • The theme of Transparence 14.0 is “RAILPORT: Future-Ready”

    • Brief interpretation

    • Curator's address

    • FAQs

    • Case Studies and engagement

    • International Case study: Santiago Calatrava " Satolas TGV Station"

    • Collective Learning

    • Instruction for upload

    • Upload Case Study

  • 2

    Railport Design

    • Station Design

    • General Design Factors_ please view the pdf for more details

    • Platform Design

    • Design manual by Indian Railways

  • 3

    Long Span Structures

    • Long Span Structures

    • More details

  • 4

    Practical Insights

    • Lectures

Competition Curator

Studio Symbiosis

Studio Symbiosis Architects is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice based in Delhi, London and Stuttgart with focus on cutting edge contemporary architecture, co- founded by Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta. They have completed their post-graduate degrees from Architectural Association London and have worked with Zaha Hadid Architects on many internnational award winning projects.
Studio Symbiosis has won International Competitions to design Gwalior Railway Station and Bengaluru’s Baiyappanahalli Railway Station in the recent past. Their design philosophy is to create integrated design solutions imbibing amalgamated, efficient, robust and sustainable designs leading to performative architecture. The research and intent of the practice is to create performance as a design driver, to achieve sustainable and smart buildings.

Key Takeaways

What can I expect from the course?

  • Listen to insights from a team of Architects who are pioneers in Railway Station design

  • Look at case-studies from different parts of the world.

  • Guidelines for designing of station premises and platforms

  • Answers to FAQs related to the Transparence 14.0 brief