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Priyanka Sreekanth Selected Projects 2011-2017 Architecture and Urban Design

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I am an architecture graduate, currently pursuing my masters degree in urbanism studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology,Stockholm.I am a highly motivated individual who is passionate about designing.I believe in the power of design in transforming lives, be it a product,an event ,a building or a city.Being a creative hardworking perfectionist, I always strive to push the boundaries of my work.This portfolio is a short compilation of my work produced as a student and intern in the last 7 years.I hope you cherish my work and provide me with an opportunity to be a part of your team in furthering my proficiency.

About me Priyanka Sreekanth

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your consideration.

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Curriculum Vitae ‘The Vertical Eat Street’ -Urban Culinary Arts Center Bachelors thesis project ‘Södertälje Connect’-Canalfront Development Masters studio project ‘An Abstract Landscape’-Tegelbacken Plaza Masters studio project ‘Healing Through Space’-Cancer Speciality Hospital Bachelors studio project ‘The Green Gateway’-Ecopark Entry Gateway Plaza Bachelors studio project ‘Layered Thresholds’-Church on the Beach Bachelors studio project ‘Integrated Mobility Hub’-Shivajinagar Area Renewal Urban design internship project ‘Made in Earth’ - Residence Architecture internship project Travel Sketches Italy Trip 2017 Photography Europe 2017-18 Contents Architecture and Urban Design Portfolio

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PERSONAL DETAILS Name Nationality Date of Birth Current Location

Priyanka Sreekanth Indian 21st March,1993 Stockholm,Sweden

EDUCATION 2017-18

Masters in Urbanism Studies, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,Stockholm,Sweden.

2011-2016

Bachelors in Architecture School of Architecture and Planning,Anna University, Chennai,Tamil Nadu. CGPA-8.71

2009-2011

Higher secondary school-2011,Grade-95.5% Senior secondary school-2009,Grade-97.4% Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi,ISC/ICSE,Kerala.

WORK EXPERIENCE Sept 2016-April 2017

Urban Design Internship at Jana Urban Space Foundtion, Bangalore,India

June 2014-April 2015

Architecture Internship at Biome Environmental Solutions, Bangalore,India

April 2014-May 2014

Architecture Internship at DD Architects,Trichur,India

TECHNICAL SKILLS AutoCad SketchUP Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Lumion Prezi

Curriculum Vitae Priyanka Sreekanth

MS Office

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LANGUAGE SKILLS INTERESTS

English,Hindi,Tamil,Malayalam,Kannada Swedish-Beginner-Learning currently Travel,Sketching,Photography,Cooking, Singing,Reading


ACADEMIC HONOURS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2017-2018

Awarded Ax:Son Johnson Scholarship 2017-18, MSc Urbanism Studies,KTH University.

Nov 2017

Studio project exhibited at the Stockholm City Hall for the Sodertalje Exhibition 2017-18

July 2017

Represented university at the National Awards for Excellence in Architecture Thesis(NIASA)

Aug 2016

Awarded 2nd Rank at the university level in B.Arch for overall academic performance ,Anna University

May 2014

Represented college at the the workshop on Earthquake resistant Construction Practices,IIT Kanpur

2011-2016

Thiru M.G.R and Dr Quaide E Milleth Academic Endowment Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Anna University

2011-2016

5 Studio projects representing the best college work for NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) Reubens Panel which showcases the best academic works from colleges across India.

2011-2016

3 Studio projects published in the official college magazine ‘SAP Chronicle’

2012-2014

NASA Reubens Panel Coordinator

2011 2009

Awarded the Best Outgoing Student from School-2011 Batch Awarded the First position at the State level in the I.C.S.E Board Examination-2009 by the All Kerala Association of I.S.C Schools.

COMPETITIONS & WORKSHOPS 2015 2013-14 2012-13 2012-13 2016 2017

Runner up-Landscape design of Anna University Alumni Club Runner upUnknown Craftsperson Trophy(UCP) NASA Runner upRAC Resort Design ,Zonal NASA Shortlisted in top 10 Annual NASA Design Competition Winner-Cul De Sap College ‘On the spot design’ Students’ Nobel Night Cap (SNNC) Design Compartment Manager

Email: Phone: Other:

priyankasreekanth1993@gmail.com +919500084176 +46768462656 issuu.com/priyankasreekanth www.linkedin.com/in/priyanka-sreekanth

Curriculum Vitae Priyanka Sreekanth

CONTACT DETAILS

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A vertical eatstreet


THE VERTICAL EAT STREET

Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

An Urban Culinary Arts Center

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Food and Architecture are parallel creative fields due to the exuberant quality of art that exists in them. These synonymous projections were extended to explore a new perspective; one that could inscribe value to the city and engage a wide range of its citizens. The thesis proposal envisions a new food public space,projecting gastronomy as a core value, in the heart of the city of Bengaluru, in India.

Academic thesis studio project Individual work Year V ,B.Arch-January to May,2016 Commendation-Selected to represent college at the National Awards for Excellence in Architecture Thesis(NIASA)-2016

The culinary arts center proposed brings diverse user groups together through food and envisions a vibrant ‘Eat Street’ on Church street,Bengaluru. The city of Bangalore, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of india is dubbed as the restaurant capital of the country. Church street, one of the most famous and the oldest food hubs lying within the CBD site with a rich historic context abounding in gastro pubs and restaurants,was chosen as it proved to have scope for an urban level intervention.


Architecture is played with to add a physical dimension to the food experience with multiple hues that accentuate the spirit of the place. Just as food has multiple flavours ,the building’s spatial heterogeneity was a deliberate attempt to express the cultural diversity of the city.

eat

research

learn

share

collaborate

Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

cook

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Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

The building form evolved as a response to the immediate site context and functions .Transparency was used as a parameter while playing with solids and voids to create a vertical street experience. 10|47

Engage with street

Reflect urban culture

Integrate users

The main idea was to create a public space and bring in the street activity into the building at various levels and also project the gastronomic activities onto the surroundings. A study of the site broadened the scope of the project from just creating a singular culinary experience at an important urban node to taking it to the next level and enhancing the gastronomic experience of an already well connected street replete with food joints and pubs, but one that is not pedestrian friendly and lacks street spillover and street experience. The building being the entry node to Church street, responds to the street and the immediate context.

Traffic buffer

Imageable

Pedestrian friendly

North facing


Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

Floor plans

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Planning involved accounting for fire safety,universal accessibility and structural stability.


The amenities exclusive for the chefs, students and entrepreneurs such as recreation area and accommodation area were pushed to the top for privacy and better views. Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

Design massing-programmes-users schemes

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The design challenge was to resove a vertical building as tall as 24 metres high in a tight urban context with FSI,setbacks and other building constraints to achieve an extroverted character,unlike the other introvertred tall buildings on Church street.Hence the built form was conceived as a heterogeneous vertical street.The building comes alive at night as the open spaces double up as dance and disco floors. The colourful banners of street festivals, & events get displayed on the steel grids of the building facade and the glass exterior facade of the rotated auditorium has lcd display that screens food videos ,music etc becoming a focal point for the street node. The programs were vertically zoned to work practically in the site and also provide for the varying degrees of privacy demanded by different functions.The functions that demanded street level interface with the public such as retail units,restaurant ,cafe were integrated with the flexible pubic plaza at the ground level.


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Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

The porous vertical street sets a collaborative fun ambience for users to engage in gastronomic activities


Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

Street mapping

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The street is envisioned to become an urban canvas and a renewed food public space in the heart of the city of Bengaluru and ‘Eatsup’ ,the urban culinary arts center - a reflection and expression of this vibrant ‘Eat Street’.

The street design proposal aims at pedestrianising the street completely, taking the vehicular traffic and parking underground.The idea is to enhance spillover into the street and add elements of colour ,play and food throughout.The 750m stretch will have 3 pedestrian subways and one vehicular entry and exit point. Design elements from the proposed building flow into the street .


Urban Culinary Arts Center B.Arch thesis - studio project 2016

The changes in the streetscape include brighter signboards,landscaped plazas,street furniture,urban art in the form of graffiti,installations & sculptures and elements of play and bringing the basement retail onto the street for better public interface.The services are also relaid and taken below the footpath.

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SÜdertälje connect


SÖDERTÄLJE CONNECT

Södertälje Canalfront Project M.Sc Urbanism studio project 2017

Canal front development

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The city of Södertälje expected to grow to a population of over 1 million by 2030 is to face rapid densification along the city center and waterfront. The project envisions new connections to turn the ‘lost space’ into a meaningful public space. The underutilization of the canal way becomes the focus of this urban design project that aims at making the waterfront attractive using the bridge and the canal to create a well connected city centre accessible to the various socio economic groups.

Academic studio project Individual work Year 1,MSc Urbanism Studies-2017 Commendation-Selected to be exhibited at the Stockholm City Hall for the Sodertalje Exhibition 2017-18

The fragmentation of the Södertälje city center by the road infrastructure and the Canal way is addressed using the same to bridge the gap. The masterplan proposal involves new movements along the canal edge,road and the bridge. New dedicated bicycle path is introduced along the west canal edge which connects to the existing trail to the north and south New pause points along the canal in the form of decks,lookout towers are introduced Underutilised under bridge areas programmed for new activity and highlighting the pedestrian and bicycle access to the bridge above.


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C

Legend

10m

40m

Section line Bicycle path Pedestrian path New Connections Scale Site plan

SÜdertälje Canalfront Project M.Sc Urbanism studio project 2017

The masterplan aims to provide the missing physical and visual links while introducing new functions in the leftover spaces to activate the canalfront.

Play/gym

Open air theater

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A

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Viewing deck

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The road infrastructure cutting across the city center and the canal produce fragmented urban space.

DIFFICULT ACCESS TO CANAL BRIDGE-A MERE TRANSIT CORRIDOR

Site UNUTILISED SPACE UNDER THE BRIDGE N

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This is achieved through a series of micro interventions as indicated in the plan. -A continuous walkway added along the west edge of canal -Bicycle link added along the west road edge,along canal -Pause points,decks,look out towers and multiple access points to the canal edge trail -Under bridge-2 major interventions

UNUTILISED INFRASTRUCTURE & CANAL EDGE

Södertälje Canalfront Project M.Sc Urbanism studio project 2017

-The road and canal connection -The road and bridge connection -The bridge and the canal connection

MISSING CONNECTIONS

The macro level strategy involves working around existing infrastructure to establish the connections between the West and the East,the North and the South through three important links:


SÜdertälje Canalfront Project M.Sc Urbanism studio project 2017

Open air theatre

Bridge section

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New links and programmes

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An abstract landscape


AN ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE

Academic studio project Group of 2 Year 1,MSc Urbanism Studies-2017

Tegelbacken Plaza-Reviving a lost urban space

high traffic flyover medium traffic road public transport bus stop train pedestrian movement

Tegelbacken Plaza M.Sc Urbanism studio project 2017

crossing

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Tegelbacken is a leftover space that has resulted from urban development which solely focuses on transportation issues. Soft and fluid forms create an abstract landscape, in complete contrast to the existing hard environment.The proposal aims to give a new meaning to the place envisioning it as a prelude to the city.

Tegelbacken is at the heart of Stockholm city.The square is defined by the road system; flyovers crisscrossing over it. Residents and tourists mainly use the space as a transit corridor.The design aims to induce new functions based on the location of the site and the potential it has.The main functions -programmed for the heavy flow of tourists- are the visitors center and the observatory tower.There are also secondary service spaces, a seating area and a buffer zone that protects the space from the adjacent high-intensity traffic.


Existing plaza

Unused space

Seating

Columns

Seating

Edge

Services

Watch tower

Kiosks

Landscape

Edge

Tegelbacken Plaza M.Sc Urbanism studio project 2017

Proposed plaza

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Healing through space


HEALING THROUGH SPACE

Academic studio project Individual work Year lll,B.Arch - 2014 Commendation-Displayed at the university exhibition for the Indian Institute of Architects meeting,2014.

Cancer Speciality Hospital

Cancer Speciality Hospital B.Arch studio project 2013

The design evolved from the functional workflow between various zones,keeping in mind easy way finding and creating a healing environment.

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The brief was to design a 100 bedded cancer specialty hospital in the given site,comprising of outpatient,impatient and emeregency units. The corner plot located along a busy junction in the heart of the city facilitated good connectivity but also necessitated seclusion from the busy traffic conditions.Hence the building was sited at the rear end,using the plot frontage for parking and public activities.


Cancer Speciality Hospital B.Arch studio project 2013

SÜdertälje Canalfront Project urbanism studio project 2017

Basement and ground floor plans

First and second floor plans

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Functional segregation

Green pockets

Cancer Speciality Hospital B.Arch studio project 2013

Planning the hospital involved understanding the various layers of traffic flow both outside and inside the built form involving multiple user groups such as in patients,out patients,doctors,visitors, staff and ambulances and separating these layers for functional optimisation.

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The outpatient and emergency have direct access to the diagnostics on the ground floor ,while the in patient wards were zoned on the upper floors to ensure privacy.The service spine runs along the southern end of the hospital while the open terraces face the north ensuring less heat gain.

Vertical zoning-patient privacy

Terracing for views


Site Plan

Sections

Cancer Speciality Hospital B.Arch studio project 2013

The The building was sited at the rear end of the plot , using the plot frontage for parking and public activities to avoid noise from the adjacent high traffic roads.

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Layered thresholds


LAYERED THRESHOLDS

Academic studio project, Group of 2 Year IV,B.Arch - 2015

Church on the Beach

Church on the Beach B.Arch studio project 2015

New Site

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To enhance its spiritual and public nature,the church was redesigned and repositioned on the site.The new form relates to the sea and people around .A layered approach to engagement with people,breaking the hard thresholds between the sacred and the profane, the public and the intimate, allowing higher degrees of transparency and connection ,while still maintaining a sense of ‘sanctuary’ was explored.

Existing contexts in the city of Chennai were given as sites for design intervention.They have unique characteristics that have resulted from many layers of urban and architectural changes.The only goal of this studio was to take strong positions with respect to transformation of the existing contexts through specific design interventions. The location,intent and nature of design were based on personal decisions evolved from unique perspectives about roles of cities and architecture.Lying amidst a residential stretch along the beach,the Velankanni Church in Besant Nagar forms an important node.The church is an active public space but lacks a setting to enhance its public nature and sacred ambience.It does not respond to the geography.


Church on the Beach B.Arch studio project 2015

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Abstract from models

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

The idea was to create a porous setting by relocating and redesigning the church complex making visual and physical connections to the beach and sea.


A green gateway


THE GREEN GATEWAY

Academic studio project, Group of 2 Year IV,B.Arch 2015

Ecopark entry gateway plaza B.Arch studio project 2015

Ecopark gateway and plaza

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The once heavily polluted lake at Chetpet has been restored and turned into an ecopark by the government of Tamil Nadu (since 2005). The entry to the plaza, lying at an important heavily traffic prone junction with its immense imageability was hence conceived as a reflection of the restored natural environment inside the park.The main idea was to create a simple yet imposing and inviting entry to the park

The brief was to design the entrance promenade and plaza for the Chetpet Eco park,a restored lake,in Chennai. The main concept was to project the natural environment of the restored eco park on the entry facade .The entry wall designed in exposed brick with live green vegetation walls in organic shapes,with landscape elements complementing the fluid nature of the design attempts to draw people into the park. The entry plaza has been designed and landscaped in the same language with elements arranged along organic shapes, guiding the pedestrian movement around the stone and brick sculptures.


Ecopark entry gateway plaza B.Arch studio project 2015

The entrance facade to the park is offset from the adjacent road junction.Pedestrian entry/exit is pushed to the left corner away from the traffic prone junction.

Site Plan

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INTEGRATED MOBILITY HUB

Professional experience Jana Urban Space Foundation Urban design internship - 2016-17 Involved in data collection, research,analysis and design scheme

Shivajinagar Area Renewal Urban design internship - Jana Urban Space 2017

Shivaginagar Area Redevelopment,Bangalore

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The high volumes of pedestrian flow in Shivaginagar necessitates a renewal plan that focuses on upgrading the road network,reinventing the leftover spaces,creating an integrated transit hub and an urban park while preserving heritage.

The success of a city and its liveability lies in its mobility.The Shivajinagar integrated mobility hub is part of the area redevelopment plan under the smart city proposal for Bangalore city-2025 .The old city area of Shivaginagar with its important landmarks such as the Russell Market,,mosques,temples and churches, Commercial Street presents a high concentration of mobility issues.Lacking basic pedestrian infrastructure and accessible public transit hubs,haphazard street parking, and vending add to the issues. The new bus terminus design streamlines road geometry and traffic,improves visibility to the adjacent unused playground,accommodates terrace parking and is connected to the proposed metro station and traffic feeder systems.


Bus terminus redesign

Mobility Masterplan

Playground redesigned

Reinforcing Pedestrian Connectivity

Adaptive reuse

Preserving Heritage

Russell Market redesign

Reinventing Leftover Space

Solid wastre management

River cleanup

Existing bus terminus plan Proposed plan

Shivajinagar Area Renewal Urban design internship - Jana Urban Space 2017

Tender SURE(specification for urban roads)

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MADE IN EARTH

Made in Earth -Residence Architecture Internship - Biome 2015

Residence Design

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Built using compressed stabilised earth blocks from soil in situ,the house design involved many passive energy saving strategies.Planning took into consideration maximisation of rain water harvested from all the roofs and ensuring all the spaces receive ample natural light through skylights/windows.The mangalore tiled sloped roofs with the wooden pillars give an old world charm to the house.

Professional experience Biome Environmental Solutions Architecture Internship 2014-15 Involved in design scheme, details,drawings,3D visualisation,site construction supervision and client meetings.

To design a low budget house in a small plot of 40’ x 30’ land in a residential area,overlooking a park for client Mr.Naveen . The 4 bedroom residence was designed keeping in mind the tight budget constraints without compromising on aesthetics. The planning incorporated 4 existing trees on site,hence 3 courtyards -two at the rear end and one at the front entry were designed to preserve the trees.Energy efficiency has been further achieved through grey water recycling,use of exposed compressed stabilised earth blocks and arch panels,minimising the use of concrete and steel.Shared bathrooms,use of insitu soil for earth block construction,built in furniture,solar energy for lighting and water heating etc ensured the cost effectiveness of the project.


Sections

Roof iterations

Made in Earth -Residence Architecture Internship - Biome 2015

Floor plans

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Travel Sketches Italy trip - 2017

TRAVEL SKETCHES

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The following sketches attempt to capture the essence of Italy’s ancientstreets,squares and plazas.They were made in the cities of Bologna and Torino. Year I,M Sc Urbanism Studies-2017


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Travel Sketches Italy trip - 2017

The sketches are quick impressions of the medieval cityscapes,capturing only the vital elements.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Elements and principles of design inherent in nature and architecture intrigue me.

Photography Europe 2017-18

I attempt to document these compositions of symmetry,balance,harmony,scale etc through my photographs.

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Photography Europe 2017-18


riyanka Sreekanth

Priyanka Sreekanth Selected Projects 2011-2017 Architecture and Urban Design

Architecture and Urban Design Portfolio 2011-17 _Priyanka Sreekanth  

This is a short compilation of my work produced as a student and intern, during my Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Urbanism Studies...

Architecture and Urban Design Portfolio 2011-17 _Priyanka Sreekanth  

This is a short compilation of my work produced as a student and intern, during my Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Urbanism Studies...

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