The YMCA college of Physical Education, Nandanam in Chennai is hosting 14 specially designed pavilions that will come to life with interactive presentations exploring how we can improve life in our cities.
The Indo-German Urban Mela in Chennai, a unique blend of technology, science, culture and entertainment – will be inaugurated on August 24th, 2012. This urban extravaganza is part of the celebrations titled "Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities" that commemorate 60 years of the establishment of Indo-German diplomatic ties.
The set of modern, multi-purpose pavilions, designed by renowned German installation artist and designer, Markus Heinsdorff, with the thematic focus on "StadtRäume – CitySpaces", offers lots of information through interactive features, games, models and experiments.
Try Siemens' digital planning game, it's a race against the clock to see how long you can keep your city going. Put your driving skills to the test with Bajaj Allianz's car simulator and share your vision on the city of your dreams at the Deutsche Bank Pavilion.
Visitors can feast on German delicacies and beverages at the Café Mela, which will be managed by hospitality partner Vivanta by Taj. Apart from gastronomic treats, there are a host of other activities for visitors to explore during the 10-day festival. The opening concert featuring world-famous percussionist Sivamani along with German percussionist Christoph Haberer and flutist Michael Heupel is one among them.
More activities to look out for are rock concerts, the Urban Campus, Piano music by Anil Srinivasan, the German electronic band Apparat, choir performance by MMA Choir, theatre and dance events, Hiphop Battle and a variety of fun activities for children of all ages!
In addition to these, there are also guided tours by the installation artist and designer Markus Heinsdorff. With a wide-range of activities, shows, exhibitions and mind-expanding experiences, there really is something for everyone at the Indo-German Urban Mela.
Interactive Square MaP
Click on the pavilions to see what is inside