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Avadh shilpgram project is designed from inspiration of PARKING ANALYSIS PLANNING CONCEPT
Ground floor
First floor
cultural, political, commercial and entertainment activities of No of cars 1000 • An elliptical form enables a
people. This is built with a motive to keep the warmth of No of 2 wheelers 2000 smooth corner-free circulation.
lakhnavi markets and culture alive and to keep the memories of No of handicap parking 12 • Its vocabulary is contemporary
streets of the city alive. No of service trucks 04 yet rooted in history and
Location : Avadh Shilpgram, Avadh Vihar Yojana, Climate : Warm and temperate
• Adequate day light and proper
Near Shaheed Path, Lucknow (226001) Wind direction : North-West
air circulation through cross-
Site area : 20.10 acre : 1001mm
ventilation add the dimension of
Avg. annual
Built up area : 29,784 sq.m precipitation comfort to the shilpgram.
Year of completion : 2016
Name of client : Avas evam vikas parishad
Architectural : Archohm consultants, Noida
Construction cost : 207 crore
Entrance court
Kids zone Traffic from all Giving them a certain path
Admin and service block artries leads to leads them at one point
Food court congestion at
Water body certain point ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER
Exhibition hall The zigzag form of • The buildings are clad with
Crafts zone jaali arches is derived red agra sandstone that
Dormitory and amphitheatre by modifying the basic helps to unify their diverse
Ac shops lines of traditional forms and also to prevent
Craft shops
mughal arches from the solar heat gain.
Green area
which one can pass • Lack of seating space
through in the under shading. • Dormitories : 100 men and 75
Ch. Charan Singh International Airport (11.8 km) corridors The craft court at shilpgram
• Solar street lights are women
is completely eco-friendly
provided throughout the • Craft shops : 166
Charbagh Railway Station (13.3 km) with no use of chemical
entire site to reduce the • AC crafts shop : 31
The arch, being an important The steel structure paints. Moreover, a green
Transport Nagar Metro Station (10.6 km) energy consumption. • Duplex anchor : 05
architectural element of the is clad with Red cover on the roof of the
• Access of amphitheatre to shops
Awadh Shilpgram 2 Bus Stand (3.3 km) architecture of the city of Agra sand stone in shops acts as a natural air-
roof directly could be • Solar panel : 25KBA
lucknow, is introduced as a skin a Jaali patternwith conditioner. The stone
dangerous. • The open area at the centre of the
to the inner face of the buildings, motifs inspired by masonry and agra red stone
• Narrow space for gallery complex contains a stepped
but given a 'make-over' in a the renowned used in the construction act
on 1 floor. amphitheatre that incorporates
1 contemporary style with Lucknowi as cooling agents.
• Unsecure kids play area on planted beds. A paved ramp provides
continuous access beneath it. embroidery craft 1 floor.
2 Each arch allows entry into the called ‘Chikan kari’. access to the upper level, which looks
• Lack of proper signage down towards the circular stage.
corridor at the ground-floor boards along with suitable
level. plans.
• Less spaces for drinking
A cluster of stone-walled water.
structures with rounded turf- • Less space for rooms due
3 covered roofs provide to elliptical plan of building.
demonstration areas where • well oriented building form.
Craft dormitory artisans can conduct • Naturally ventilated.
court workshops observed by court
groups seated on benches
incorporated into the inner
Food court amphitheatre Open terrace walls.

Craft shops
Section III

1,2 Public
Section II
3 VIP and service

4,5 Banquet and

multipurpose hall


Bharat bhavan is multi art centre set up to create an interactive proximity between
the verbal, visual and performing arts. It provides space for contemporary expression,
thought, quest and innovation. Bharat bhavan seek to provide a creative and thought
provoking milieu to those who wish to contribute something new and meaningful, in
contemporary scene in the fine arts, literature, theatre, cinema, dance and music.
PROJECT DETAILS WINGS the architect found here the possibilities of a series Correa also noted secular examples of the Ritualistic
Location : J swaminathan marg, shymala hills, Roopankar : Museum of fine arts of terraced gardens, which would be seen cascading Pathway, such as the palace city of Fatehpur Sikri and Le
bhopal, madhya pradesh 462002 Rangmandal : Graphic and ceramic art workshop down to the lake. The visitors enter at the highest Corbusier’s promenade architecturale, though he claimed the
Site area : 2.75 acre Vagarth : A centre for Indian poetry level and walk down a pedestrian spine, flanked by a latter was merely “a ‘secular’ phrase to express what is in
Built up area : 8000 sq.m Anhad : A centre for classical & folk music pattern of courtyards, to reach the various parts of reality a deep and sacred instinct.” At Bharat Bhavan, the
FAR : 0.4 Chhavi : A centre for classical cinema the complex. Each curve and space defines itself. Eachflights of stairs between the terraces reference traditional
Client : legislature of Madhya Pradesh Nirala Srijanpeeth : Creative writing centre of the part of the building is distinct yet flows easily Indian architecture while implying the sanctity of the pathway.
Architect : Charles mark correa one another, linked by meandering paths. The total
CLIMATE ANALYSIS The stairs are reminiscent of ghats; steps found in Indian
Year of completion : 1982 effect is one of the surprise and pleasure. There is cities which lead down to a body of holy water, just as
Climate : Humid subtropical
Wind direction : South-west always a moment when the eye can rest and the mind Correa’s steps guide the pedestrian to the lakeside. Indeed,
Annual rainfall : 724.8mm contemplates. Correa cited the bathing ghats on the bank of the River
Built into a hillside which slopes down toward a Ganges at Varanasi as a stylistic influence. At Bharat
lake, a series of terraces and courtyards comprise Bhavan the steps guide the pedestrian to the lakeside; the
the complex. Upon entering, the visitor has the religious connotations emphasizing the sacred nature of this
choice of following the path of terraces cascading pathway.
down to the lake, or descending to the three
courtyards which provide access to the majority • At Bharat Bhavan, the intention is that those emerging from
of the cultural facilities. These include the galleries to the courtyards undergo a similarly dramatic
contemporary art galleries, a museum of tribal art, spatial experience. The sky is even incorporated into the
1 entrance an auditorium, a library of Indian poetry, a print interior spaces of the site, with concrete ‘shells’ atop the
8 2 Court of the shop, and a studio for an artist-in-residence. From structure allowing light and air to pour in through their circular
fountain openings. From the exterior, these shells seem to reinterpret
the courtyards, wide glass-paneled openings to
3 Court of another feature of India’s architectural vocabulary: the
antarang the buildings ensure the arts program is both
decorative chattris (‘umbrellas’) which originally sat atop
3 4 Roopankar literally and figuratively accessible to all. At the Rajasthani palaces.
1 5 Antarang bottom of the site sits an amphitheater, where
6 admin open-air performances take place with the lake
9 7 Library forming a natural backdrop.
2 7
8 Modern art
9 Terrace

6 7

The route through the terraces encourages movement down the site’s natural gradient, with the courtyards providing tranquil spaces for rest and
relaxation. The dialogue between these two components creates an ebb and flow of energy around the complex, in what correa described as a
“ritualistic pathway”. The ritual of following a sacred pathway is, he claims, “a universal impulse, found in all cultures and religions.” Correa
emphasized the spirituality of his own pathways by drawing parallels with those found in religious architecture, including “the sun temples of • The outdoor spaces at Bharat Bhavan are physical
mexico” and the hindu temples of bali “with their ritualistic pathways up the hillside.” manifestations of the concept of “Empty Space,” a recurring
theme both in India’s visual culture and, in particular, its
philosophy. Away from the activity within the buildings, the
LEGEND • Rather than importing the “sealed boxes” of european • The sky held a spiritual power and mythical significance courtyards provide a contemplative void, enhanced by the
Covered spaces
architecture, necessitated by the colder western for correa, who described it as “the abode of the gods” placing of sculptures in their center. These act a meditative
climate, instead correa created “open-to-sky spaces.” and “the source of light – which is the most primordial of focal point for the viewer, much like the solitary tree often
Open to sky
he observed that “in a warm climate, the best place to stimuli acting on our senses.” he aimed to harness the found in the center of Japanese courtyards. Correa’s
be in the late evenings and in the early mornings is power of the sky to create a metaphysical experience characteristic use of the void as an architectural tool has
outdoors, under the open sky.” the sunken courtyards through architecture, proclaiming that “there is nothing been widely described as ‘non-building’. He marveled at the
at bharat bhavan provide shade from the scorching so profoundly moving as stepping out into an open-to- expressive potency of nothingness, reflecting that it is
midday sun, while the raised terraces offer refreshing air sky space and feeling the great arch of the sky above “strange indeed that since the beginning of time, Man has
and space at cooler times of day. This climate-control always used the most inert of materials, like brick and stone,
solution was lifted directly from india’s architectural steel and concrete, to express the invisibilia that so
history, inspired by the courtyards and terraces of the passionately move him.”
red fort at agra.