Kashish Singh and Shubhanshi Anand
Faculty: Nelson Pais, Kiran Kumar, Kavana Kumar
The brief was a provocation to build adjacent to the canteen of the Kala Academy, a site that had been left empty deliberately by Charles Correa. The project is a response to that trigger.
The memorial is an amalgamation of our interpretation of Correa’s key principles that he developed over the years through his built and unbuilt works.
The project is a seamless extention to the existing facility, abutting the restaurant. It would be a synonymous juxtaposition of the Academy, which is reminiscent of the master architect himself. The space is experienced not as a single object, but as a pathway that flows and meanders, sometimes covered and enclosed, and sometimes open to sky.
The conflict of whether to build or not build in the space arose, but the answer lies in the concept of non-building.