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Charles Correa : Architecture

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post updated 12 Apr 2021

Charles Correa Architecture

Charles Correa Architecture Exhibition, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
Celebrating the gift of Charles Correa’s archive to the RIBA Library
14 May – 4 Sep 2013
RIBA Architecture Exhibition
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents the first major UK exhibition showcasing the work of renowned Indian architect Charles Correa (born in 1930). Rooted both in modernism and the rich traditions of people, place and climate, Correa has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture and urbanism for post-war India.

Charles Correa Architect – Key Projects

Champalimaud Foundation Cancer Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, southwestern Europe
Dates built: 2008-10
Design: Charles Correa with RMJM Hillier & Consiste
Champalimaud Foundation Centre Lisbon design by Charles Correa Architect
photo : Rui Ochôa/Champalimaud Foundation
Champalimaud Foundation Lisbon – Lisbon Research and Clinical Center

The Champalimaud Foundation, an international scientific research group founded in 2005, is unveiling its new research center in Lisbon on 5 October 2010.

The ceremonies will be presided over by the President of Portugal and various luminaries of the international scientific and government communities.

The center is next to the Tower of Belem, the point at which the great Portuguese explorers of the 15th century embarked upon their spectacular discoveries, launching their ships into what they called “the Great Unknown”. Due to this the research center, takes for its name “The Champalimaud Center for the Unknown”.

Arts Centre, Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra, India
Arts Centre, Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra Arts Centre, Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra design by Charles Correa Architect
photos from RIBA

Belapur low-income housing, New Bombay, India, southern Asia
Dates built: 1983-85
Belapur Housing India Belapur Housing India design by Charles Correa Architect
photos from RIBA

British Council Delhi, India
British Council Delhi with Howard Hodgkin mural
photo from RIBA

Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India
Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune building design by Charles Correa Architect
photo from RIBA

Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, India
Dates built: 1958-63
Gandhi Ashram
photo from RIBA

House at Koramangala, India
House at Koramangala
photo from RIBA

Kanchanjunga Housing, India
Kanchanjunga Housing India Kanchanjunga Housing India Kanchanjunga Housing India Kanchanjunga Housing India design by Architect Charles Correa
photo & drawings from RIBA

Mission of India to the UN, New York City, NY, USA
Date built: 1993

More architecture projects by this Mumbai design practice online soon

Location: Mumbai, western India, South Asia

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Architect and planner Charles Correa is one of few contemporary architects who address not only issues of architecture, but of urban planning and low-income housing as well.

Charles Correa, architect:
Charles Correa
photo : Rui Ochôa/Champalimaud Foundation

His work covers a wide range, from the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at the Sabaramiti Ashram in Ahmedabad, the Jawarar Kala Kendra in Jaipur and the State Assembly for Madhya Pradesh, to housing projects and townships in Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Architect Charles Correa has received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, The Praemium Imperiale of Japan, and the Gold Medals of the UIA and the RIBA.

Charles is renowned for his ability to fuse architecture with urban planning, and his many of his commissions have reflected this approach.

Charles Correa buildings range from stunning low income housing to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Ahmedabad to the State Assembly in Medhya Predesh, and many others.

Apart from his commissions, Charles Correa is the Farwell Bernis Professor in MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning.

RIBA Jencks Award 2009 : Charles Correa, architect

Charles Correa
Rooted in India but educated as an architect in the United States and steeped in the modernist teachings of Le Corbusier, Correa has concentrated on the living patterns in communities where he worked, achieving remarkable results with simple but effective means. Tradition and modernity are not opposites for him. Always contemporary, he has subtly layered the history of the land and of ideas in his designs. His sources range from the railway models of his childhood to models of the Cosmos and to street-hawkers’ use of the Mumbai pavements.

Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a remarkably consistent approach, guided by a respect for the given conditions, a desire to effect change without forced interference and a passion to combine fitness for purpose with beauty and spirituality.

He has designed some of the most outstanding cultural and civic monuments, science institutes, schools, housing developments and new cities based on a profound understanding of his country’s history, needs and aspirations. His work has provided inspiration for future generations of architects at a time of vertiginous population and economic growth in the region.

RIBA Gold Medal winner in 1984

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