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IIM-A dorm controversy: Architect community seeks technical report

Confidential, says institute, as clamour grows against decision to raze Louis Kahn's legacy

IIM-A, IIM AHMEDABAD
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Many have called IIM-A’s decision to demolish and rebuild some of the dorms a “colossal blunder” and expressed dissatisfaction with the B-school’s reasons for the decision

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
The architectural community has sought technical details from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to understand the business school’s decision to rebuild some of its iconic dormitories, which are part of legendary American architect Louis Kahn’s legacy.

Many have called IIM-A’s decision to demolish and rebuild some of the dorms a “colossal blunder” and expressed dissatisfaction with the B-school’s reasons for the decision.

“It is very disappointing to see the manner in which the institute is moving forward,” says architect and CEPT alumnus Riyaz Tayyibji. “It is difficult to say what challenges they are facing. The director has said there

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First Published: Dec 30 2020 | 6:10 AM IST

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