Public Buildings

India Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai, by CP Kukreja Architects

The India Pavillion is one of the largest pavilions at the Dubai Expo 2020, at par with the country pavilions of USA and China. Amongst the three pavilions that are retained for posterity in Dubai’s legacy phase as an Indian centre, the pavilion’s outer façade is designed using kinetic architecture which celebrates India’s 75 years of Independence through storytelling while instilling emotions of pride and enthusiasm.

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Walkable Malleswaram, Bengaluru by Sensing Local

Walkable Malleswaram, Bengaluru, by Sensing Local – Malleswaram project was one of the first projects conceived by Malleswaram Urban Living Lab (M-ULL) in 2020 and received funding and implementation support from the government (BBMP and DULT)  in January 2021.

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A Pavilion that Grows!, at Gurugram, by Dhruv Shah

A Pavilion that Grows!, at Gurugram, by Dhruv Shah

The initial idea of imagining this pavilion started with the question “how to make sure that the given small area be utilised fully and be made multi-functional and modular, especially in accommodating the dynamic needs and activities of the urban lifestyle?” – Dhruv Shah

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National Judicial Academy, at Bhopal, by IMK Architects | Rahul Kadri

National Judicial Academy, at Bhopal, by IMK Architects | Rahul Kadri

Perched on the crest of a hill in Bhopal, India, the 28,000-sq.m National Judicial Academy is a training academy for Judges, a centre for discussion and debate on the judicial system and an institute for ongoing research on matters of the law. The campus occupies 60-acres of fissured rock-steep slopes on the hill, which was formerly used as a quarry. – IMK Architects | Rahul Kadri

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Balasaheb Thackeray SmrutiUdyan, at Colaba, by RC Architects

Balasaheb Thackeray SmrutiUdyan, at Colaba, by RC Architects

BalasahebthackeraySmrutiUdyan is located on a triangular green patch in front of the National Gallery of Modern Art and Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj VastuSanghrahalay. The triangle is divided in three parts, the first part is a green patch. The second part is a crossover pedestrian plaza and the third part is a garden for the statue and the pedestal. The pedestal is designed as an arrangement of five platforms in layers starting from the bottom as – RC Architects

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Chandramandala at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Chandramandala at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The original Theatre, which has been updated, is now named “Chandramandala”. The changes are hardly perceptible, as they have been subtly worked into the original 25 year old structure. The height has been raised, the stage enlarged and the green rooms with their facilities have been added. What once served as mainly rehearsal and work-in-progress space is now transformed into a contemporary, open-air theatre for small audiences.

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Chandramandapa at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Chandramandapa at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The Chandramandapa is the ancient Kuzhi Kalari of Kerala, transformed into a concept of twenty-first century Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Chandramandapa’s basic structural design starts in the traditional precepts. It is a“kuzhi” or pit, dug out of the earth, toa depth of 4 feet from ground level. The raised roof allows for a greater air flow and to take advantage of being on the seaside, to compensate for the absence of air conditioning, but providing natural coolness that is vital to all performers.

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