On the occasion of world heritage day, a walk was organized by the municipal corporation of Vadodara city and students from VDA were invited to showcase their work on the old city of Vadodara. The recent work done in the Urban Design studio consisted of a group of students whose site was the old city of Vadodara. Their research was displayed in the very heart of the city, at Mandvi gate which is the center of the four quadrants of the old city. Students of VDA have always felt the need for them to support the city in anyway they can. We have participated in almost all the heritage day celebrations through rallies, walks and exhibitions in the previous years.
On April 18, 2016, students transported the panels and the model, early in the morning and in no time, were overwhelmed by the response of the city. People from all backgrounds gathered to check out the bird’s eye view of the four quadrants and tried to identify their houses on the model. Also a lot of issues regarding the developments in the old city were discussed in an open forum which received participation from government officials as well. The display and work was very well appreciated by the Municipal Commissioner of Vadodara Mr. H.S. Patel and City Mayor, Mr. Bharat Dangar who is seen in the photographs enjoying a dialogue with their fellow colleagues and well as the common men.