Refurbishing the Signages in Panaji.

Charles Correa Foundation (CCF) in association with Corporation of The City of Panaji (CCP) will conduct a competition titled – Re-imagining Commercial Signage in Panaji on March 24 at Fundacao Oriente.

Signage being an integral part of the commercial setup has sometimes tinkered with the visual aspects of historic buildings by often creating a disproportion on the facades of such buildings. Since, Panaji has numerous historic buildings that are a part of the commercial setup and have also been the victims of asymmetrical signages, Charles Correa Foundation with an aim of examining the feasibility and ease of usage of the proposed guidelines have taken up this initiative which will give a character to the city.

While briefing the media, executive member of CCF, Amit Sukhtankar, said that this competition was a trial and error method as the ‘Guidelines for commercial signage in Panaji’ have already been submitted to the CCP and the output of this competition will lead those guidelines to be inducted or not-to-be inducted in the Trade and Occupation Bye-Laws of the city.

The competition will feature works from 8 teams which comprises of architects, graphic designers, town planning experts and one team will be representing Goa College of Architecture. The teams were given a work time frame from February 20 to March 20 to work on their signage in a selected area on M.G road after discussing with the concerned shop-owner.

Series of events at Fundacao Oriente on March 24

Event Time
Vote for People’s choice award 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Panel Discussion 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

(The work of these teams will be on display at Fundacao Oriente from March 24-March 25 and at Azad Maidan from March 30- March 31 from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm)