Architecture as science tells us that there is more to space than just cementing building blocks together. Guwahati’s fast developing skyline tells us that architects have long sought to communicate their craft through their buildings. Being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, modern pace and development have completely changed the face of this city and has made it an epitome of a new emerging India – restless and energised. As a result of the upcoming boom, with development being the key word, there’s a lot to learn and experience in Assam’s most dazzling city Guwahati. In this quest, the event – 15th edition of the Zak World of Windows held at the Taj Vivanta in Guwahati – featured some of the most important and dynamic architects from Guwahati who, in their prime, are working their way one-building-at-a-time, to make our ‘space for living’ more exciting.
The forum aimed at the proper understanding of fenestration and addressed the issues like design and application challenges, measuring the performance of windows and their effectiveness in bringing life to the interior spaces. The experts from the respective fields engaged in a panel discussion debating some of the pressing technical issues vis-avis sustainability through windows, functionality and usability, etc.
New technologies and products were also on display helping redefine the way windows are looked at. The event began with Anirban Basu, Zonal Sales Manager – East India, Profine India speaking about Koemmerling uPVC Window & Door. He was then followed by Amitabh Sarma, Architect at Akar Foundation who spoke on the topic – Your Window to the World, wherein he described how windows have changed and shaped through times and have come to become what they are today.
Engineered Components for Windows & Doors was presented by Sayed Anwar, Country Manager, Schlegel Giesse. Ashish Kapoor, Director – Sales, Schueco India spoke about German Aluminium Systems from Schueco for the Indian Market. Shubham Jha, Senior Sales Engineer – Kolkata, Kinlong spoke about The Importance of Hardware Standardisation and Safety and the topic, Innovation in Sealant for Windows & Doors was addressed by Sandeep Rajpoot, Regional Head – East, McCoy Soudal.
The event ended with a panel discussion on Evolving Window Scenario in Guwahati for which Chandan Kumar, Regional Sales Manager, Schueco India moderated the discussion which consisted of the following panelist – Santosh Banka (Architect, Banka Associates), Farid Khan (CEO & Director, Profine India), Ashish Kapoor (Director – Sales, Schueco India), Orpita Das (Director, Alclad Fabrication), Gaurav Jaina (Joint Secrectary, Areida), and Ronojoy Sen (Architect, Planning Consortium).
They discussed about components defining a perfect window, challenges faced in suggesting and installing a good quality window as per design, the parameters defining the retail market and projects – whether they are different or overlapping, consideration for selecting a window type for an apartment across various segments of complex; high end villas; hospitality and retail.
Organised by Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd, this is a part of the build up to the mega exhibitions on glass, fenestration & aluminium extrusions will be held in Delhi from the 12 – 15 December, 2019.