8 students gave city’s government hospital a unique makeover.
In Bengaluru, there are many places which have become a waste dumping yard for plastics. The garbage of the city has taken over the gardens of the city, turning the city into a huge wasteland.
There are many places in Bangaluru which has become prey to the garbage. After seeing such a place in Sir. C.V.Raman General Hospital in Indiranagar, which is one of the preferred hospitals for locals, the students of Gopalan School of Architecture and planning took initiative to clean that place.
The people who came to the hospital had no place to sit in the hospital, they were forced to sit on the stairs, the entrance of the hospitals. After seeing all of this and the garbage put in the corner of the house at and the land going for waste, 8 students, with the help of some local people, cleaned the whole area and made it a useful place for kids by constructing small pools in that place and constructing benches to sit with the help of tyres and ropes and wood. There were many other recyclable items like, bottles, cycle rims and many other items which turned the garbage place into a mini park.
The main aim of this park was to provide shelter and leisure seating space for hospital visitors. This design was aimed at using low cost , recycled materials for the building of outdoor furniture. This project was executed by students with the budget of Rs.10,000 from the management of the Gopalan foundation.
This project has won accolades not just from the patients visiting the hospital, but also from NASA(National Association of Students of Architecture) which has a membership of more than 10,000 students of architecture. This work shortlisted as one of the 100 entries from a total of 380 entries. This project has mooted by the Dean GSAP Prof. K.V.Krishnamurthy who motivated and guided them and ably supported by dynamic principal Dr. S.Satish.
This is an inspirational move taken by the students of Gopalan School of Architecture and Planning to get a new thinking for the people in how to change a garbage place or trash place into a garden and a park. Hope to see these kind of changes more in the city, where the garbage city will finally come back to it’s original state of Garden City, Bangalore.