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3-day NATCON kicks off in city

| | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The 34th National Convention of the Indian Institute of Architects “NATCON 2017” by The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Odisha Chapter was inaugurated by eminent architect from Sudan, Haider Ali here on Thursday.

The three-day convention took off in the presence of over 800 architects from the country and overseas. The NATCON is being held in Bhubaneswar after a gap of 24 years. This year, the IIA is celebrating the 101th year of its foundation.

The welcome address was given by Odisha Chapter Chairman Sagarendra Mohapatra. The theme “Architectural Footprints: Impact on Cities” was elaborated by NATCON convener Sugata Mohanty.

Amogh Gupta referred to the role of architects in the smart cities and how the new system of the architecture would impact the future development of the cities.

On the occasion of the centenary year of celebration, an MoU was signed between the IIA and the Society of Nepal Architects (SONA). SONA vice-president Anjumala Pradhan was present. A souvenir on the NATCON theme was unveiled by chief guest Haider Ali.

Senior architects KK Sur, KB Mohapatra and Adikanta Biswal were facilitated. 




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