Bhubaneswar: The weekend trails in Bhubaneswar witnessed participation from 25 students of KIIT University and students from double Franco-German Master’s programme of National School of Architecture of Strasbourg(ENSAS),faculty and students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology as well as students from the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA) of Mumbai .
The group is in the city as part of an exchange workshop and are researching on the best practices that can bring a balance between the heritage and smart spaces of Bhubaneswar. The Smart City proposal had won awards, accolades and was appraised worldwide for its strategic thinking to deliver the Smart City plan.
Emanuelle Rombach from France was mesmerised by the cave architecture of Khandagiri Udaygiri and the temple architecture in Old Town . He remarked that “ We are in awe of the ancient style, practices and tradition of temple art in Odisha. The heritage monuments lend a beautiful identity to the city of Bhubaneswar and we are happy to know the story of the city through these guided walks,”