Charles Correa (1930-2015) was debatably the most influential and innovative architect to have worked after getting independence. He is an iconic architect who had made major contributions to the architectural landscape of India. He also played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s infrastructure by taking part in significant government projects.
To pay a tribute to legendary architect- Charles Correa, architects Rohan Varma and Dick van Gameren have curated an exhibition of designs and diagrams of 20 of the legendary Correa’s housing projects at Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) in East Kolkata Township, Anandapur (near The Gateway Hotel) from July 4 to 25, 11am to 8pm. The exhibition was planned in association with the Charles Correa Foundation. The entry is free for the public.
Harshavardhan Neotia, the chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, said, “It’s a tribute to Correa’s legacy as an inspirational architect and thinker, recognised all over the world. It was our privilege to have him design City Centre at Salt Lake and we are very happy to bring the exhibition of his works here before it goes abroad, since it provides a wonderful opportunity for citizens and students of architecture to understand the design philosophy of the master.”
In a domain, where one’s career might lift off after one’s age reaches at 45 or 50, a remarkable and prolific 28- year old Correa made an indelible mark with the creation of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya in Ahmadabad. In a productive professional life spanning almost six decades, Charles Correa has done notable works including Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, luxury Kanchanjunga apartment tower in the heart of Mumbai, MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences centre, Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur and most recently Ismaili centre in Toronto.
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