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BHARAT BHAVAN

Established in 1982, Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of


India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 13th February 1982, Bharat
Bhavan is multi art centre set up to create an interactive
proximity between the verbal, visual and performing arts.
Established and financed by Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. Bharat
Bhavan is no doubt a centre for innovative creativity, pursuit of
classics and tradition and wide participation in a new cultural
upsurge. One of the most unique national institutes in India,
Bharat Bhavan is a centre for
the performing and visual arts.

LOCATION:
Bharat Bhavan is in Lake View Rd, Shymala Hills, Bhopal,
Madhya Pradesh. It is an independent trust
Created by the Legislature of Madhya Pradesh.
Form of buildings:
Bharat bhavan is uniquely design with the combination of simple and interesting
shapes.
The auditorium has unique design made up of R.C.C. shell which
has a skylight on the top of it providing natural lighting.

Requirements of Bharat bhavan:


1. Permanent museum, 2. Green room
3. Open air amphitheatre 4. Indoor theatre
5. Restaurant 6. Auditorium
7. Store 8. Workshop
9. Special exhibition area 10. Office
11. Library 12. Workshop studio
13. Toilet 14. Ticket counter

Circulation:
 Free flow circulation was provided to avoid
accumulation at a certain point.
 No such pattern or way defined to keep people moving
in a certain pattern.
 Open to sky courtyards were provided to keep also
people involved in outer part of the building.
 Open air amphitheatre was also made to utilise the
natural view of adjacent lake.

Building materials:
 Red sand stone was used on the outer façade of the
building.
 Flemish bond brick masonry.
 R.C.C. shells were used in the auditorium.
 Ashlar stone masonry was used on the outer façade.

Display:
 Paintings were hung on the walls of the building.
Separate walls were also made for displaying
pictures.
Each painting has its own light for illumination.
Sculptures were placed over the wooden blocks
painted in white colour.
No outer display was made.

Landscaping:
Best part about the Bharat bhavan was its
landscaping.
Roofs of all the buildings were covered through grass making the view beautiful as well as keeping the building
cooler. Open to sky courtyards were made to manage crowd
Lake adjacent to the Bharat bhavan was also incorporated into the design.

Structure:
Site of the Bharat bhavan is located on the small
plateau region.
Retaining walls were made to avoid the landslide.
Coffered slabs were made to avoid the columns.
Outer façade stone walls were 380 mm wide.
Slopes were made for easy passage for handicapped.
Inner walls were 340 mm wide plastered on both of the
sides.

Flower beds were made on the roofs of the


buildings.
Visitor enter at the highest level and walk down
to a
Pedestrian spine flanked by a pattern of
courtyards.
 Each of the part of the building is distinct yet
flows easily
One another