Central Vista Redevelopment

Central Vista Redevelopment

Constitutional Conduct Group writes an Open Letter to Prime Minister of India on Central Vista Redevelopment Project

This project, from its very inception, has been marked by a degree of executive highhandedness rarely witnessed before. Whether it was in inviting design options, selecting consultants, holding fair and transparent stakeholder consultations, obtaining approvals of the institutions and authorities dealing with urban design, planning and environmental clearances – CCG

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Central Vista Redevelopment

Central Vista Redevelopment: An Architectural Perspective, by Samvad Design Studio

In a nation regarded as a palimpsest, how does one build? This is the task ahead of architect Bimal Patel and it is against the backdrop of layered history, we analyse the proposal for the Central Vista. While, much of the opinions in public domain about the project revolve around its politics, this article attempts to analyse the proposal as a polemical as well as technical exercise in urban design and architecture – where the program, site, client, budget and time-lines prescribed are regarded as a given. The reading of the proposal reveals a conciliatory approach at the urban level, post-ideological position at the architectural level and literal treatment of the interiors. – Samvad Design Studio

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