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  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto Credit: From Flickr account of Meteor54

    The Aga Khan Museum (French: Musée Aga Khan) is a museum of Islamic arts and culture in Toronto, Canada. The museum is a designed by three famous architects, Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki, landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic and ofcourse Charles Correa. Correa is famous particularly for his design of the extensive site that is shared with a new Ismaili Centre. Maki, Djurovic and Correa worked in collaboration with the Toronto-based architectural firm Moriyama and Teshima, who worked as the architect of record on the project.

  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon Credit: From Flickr account of Julio Ferrer

    This medical research centre in Lisbon by Charles Correa Associates has a curved stone form with circular cut-aways. The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown comprises two buildings, the first containing research laboratories and treatment rooms, and the second housing an auditorium and exhibition area. After completing the project Correa had said "This project uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as Sculpture. Architecture as Beauty. Beauty as therapy.” Incidentally this is the same centre where the now infamous Lalit Modi's wife underwent her cancer treatment.

  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya at Ahmedabad Credit: From the Flickr account of Addison Godel

    The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (Gandhi Memorial Institution) is a museum and public service institution dedicated to preserve the work and memory and commemorate the life of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. At the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya in Ahmedabad, Correa uses a network of interconnected open-to-sky spaces landscaped in different themes, to recreate the Gandhian ideal of a self-sufficient village community. The result is an elegant solution that is climatically sound and energy-efficient, uses low-cost material and finishes, and above all conveys some sense of the solemnity and dignity appropriate for an institution dedicated to Gandhi’s life and work.

  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur Credit: From the Flickr account of Arnout Fonck

    Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) is a multi arts centre located in Jaipur in India. It was built by Rajasthan government with the purpose of preserving Rajasthani arts and crafts. The centre has been made in eight blocks housing museums, one amphi theatre and the other closed auditorium, library, arts display rooms, cafeteria, small hostel and art-studio. The plan was prepared in 1986 by Correa and the building was ready in 1991. The plan is inspired by the original city plan of Jaipur, consisting of nine squares with central square left open. The Jawahar Kala Kendra adapts and applies concepts from ancient architectural principles called the Vastu Vidya.

  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    LIC's Jeevan Bharti Building at Connaught Place Credit: From Flickr account of Subinoy Das

    This office complex of LIC is situated on the outer road of Connaught circle and acts as a pivot between the colonnades of CP and new generation of high rise towers that now surround it . Thus the building is both a proscenium and a backdrop: a 12 storey stage set whose faceted glass surface reflects the buildings and trees around CP. Two lower levels of the complex consists of shopping decks and restaurants while upper level are offices located in two separate wings . A pergola connects the two buildings .

  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    LIC's Jeevan Bharti Building at Connaught Place Credit: From Flickr account of Subinoy Das

    This office complex of LIC is situated on the outer road of Connaught circle and acts as a pivot between the colonnades of CP and new generation of high rise towers that now surround it . Thus the building is both a proscenium and a backdrop: a 12 storey stage set whose faceted glass surface reflects the buildings and trees around CP. Two lower levels of the complex consists of shopping decks and restaurants while upper level are offices located in two separate wings . A pergola connects the two buildings .

  • Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT Credit: From the Flickr account of Ed Brodzinsky

    The McGovern Institute for Brain Research is a research institute within Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The building was designed by Correa in collaboration with the Boston-based firm Goody, Clancy & Associates, Inc. It is one of the most distinctive landmarks on the MIT campus, notable especially for the Grand Junction railroad that runs through the center of the building.

  • Vishveshwaraiah Towers, Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    Vishveshwaraiah Towerss in Bengaluru Credit: From the Flickr account of

    Situated on Dr B R Ambedkar Veedhi, the Vishveshwaraiah Tower is one of Bangalore’s tall buildings. It has 21 floors and measures 85 metres in height. Designed by Correa, it was built between 1974 and 1980.The tower is like a bunch of alien periscopes protruding from the earth’s crust and standing tall. It is almost as if somebody is watching us from the earth’s core! The building’s surface has the raw concrete finish and has the markings from the concrete castings. All in all, this is one of Bangalore’s most unique buildings.

  • Vishveshwaraiah Tower, Charles Correa, Champalimaud Centre, Architect, British Council Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Vishveshwaraiah Towers
    Vishveshwaraiah Towers in Bengaluru Credit: From the Flickr account of Addison Godel

    Situated on Dr B R Ambedkar Veedhi, the Vishveshwaraiah Tower is one of Bangalore’s tall buildings. It has 21 floors and measures 85 metres in height. Designed by Correa, it was built between 1974 and 1980.The tower is like a bunch of alien periscopes protruding from the earth’s crust and standing tall. It is almost as if somebody is watching us from the earth’s core! The building’s surface has the raw concrete finish and has the markings from the concrete castings. All in all, this is one of Bangalore’s most unique buildings.

  • British Council in Delhi , Charles Correa
    British Council in Delhi Credit: From Flickr account of Manfred Sommer

    The headquarters of the British Council in India was built from the year 1987 - 1992 by Correa British Council in commissioned Correa to design its new building back then whileits Visual Arts Department simultaneously commissioned one of Britain’s greatest contemporary artists, Howard Hodgkin to create a new work for the building. Collaborating closely with Correa, Hodgkin created a magnificent mural for the front façade. Made from small, rectangular, hand-cut tiles of white Makrana marble, and black, locally quarried Cuddapah stones, the mural of a large tree became symbolic of the British Council building in New Delhi

  • The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, Charles Correa, Delhi
    National Crafts Museum in Delhi Credit: From the Flickr account of Abhishek Parmar

    The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum (NHHM) commonly known as National Crafts Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest crafts museums in India. Designed between 1975 and 1990 by Correa, the museum incorporates traditional architectural vocabulary into a modern design, holding over 35,000 rare and distinctive pieces reflecting the continuing tradition of Indian craftsmen through painting, embroidery, textiles, various crafts of clay, stone and wood all in one building.

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