Presidency varsity gets the new 'Pinnacle Arch'
Kolkata: Presidency University has received a new installation in made of steel in its courtyard , titled The Pinnacle Arch. The unique installation has been designed and conceptualised by the ace architect Abin Chaudhuri, Principal and Design Director, Abin Design Studio as the institute wanted to commemorate the legacy of 200 years of Presidency through the architectural essence of the sentiment and the success of the institution.
The installation was unveiled by former governor MK Narayanan who had come to attend the convocation of the university on Friday.
It comprises a series of 52 steel pipes planted in a circle, the first of which forms an arch while the rest bend outward and rise in increasing proportion till the last one stands upright at a height of 17.5ft. It symbolises the movement from a shelter to the open sky.
The Pinnacle Arch is a representation of the journey of an individual and the institute from a sheltered environment to collective growth and aspiration culminating in greatness.
"We derived our inspiration from the variety of arches in the building. The starting point of the design is an arch as one enters the building through one. The arch is a symbol of the greatness that Presidency has nurtured while a straight line stands for infinite possibilities and freedom," Chaudhuri said.