The Embassy of Switzerland organised a media conference in their premises on Wednesday commemorating fifty years of the Swiss building in Chanakyapuri.
The mission has planned events in the field of design, architecture and engineering that will highlight Swiss achievements. These achievements are also of growing relevance in the Indian context.
The Swiss Ambassador Dr. Linus von Castelmur, while launching the event and its itinerary for the year said, ‘Architecture, design and engineering are the disciplines in which Switzerland excels; they are also strongly emerging fields of study and practice in India. I am confident that the Year of Swiss architecture, design and engineering in India will offer a splendid platform for common reflection and push the current collaboration in these fields to new heights.
He further added that these events aim at initiating and enhancing collaborations between India and Switzerland by reaching out to architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, builders, artists, scholars, students and the general audience.