|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Feb 16: Abhimanyu Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Landscape Design, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University presented a research paper titled "Rejuvenating A Space into World Class Environment Through Conservation and Energy Saving Techniques" in the international conference titled "Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism" (AREQ), held in Barcelona, Spain, at an international institute IEREK-that is concerned with the exchange of knowledge and enhancing research through organizing and managing conferences in all fields of knowledge.
In the research paper, Abhimanyu Sharma highlighted the present conditions of Mubarak Mandi Complex - The Royal Habitation of Maharajas of Jammu& Kashmir, which needs to be conserved and restored. More stress was given on the factors which were responsible behind the present condition of the complex.
He further emphasised on the conservation, preservation techniques along with energy saving techniques which should be implemented in Heritage buildings to retain their sanctity. Furthermore, the existing Architectural Features comprising of both Structural and Decorative elements of Mubarak Mandi complex which makes it an important landmark was discussed, highlighted and appreciated in the research paper. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, the Vice Chancellor and Aditya Singh, Head Dept. of Architecture and Landscape Design congratulated Dr. Sharma.