RIP Architect Charles Correa One Of India’s Greatest Architects And Urban Planners

Hello Folks,…… RIP Architect Charles Correa, the face of modern architecture in India, passed away here last night after a brief illness. He was 84. Often described as India’s greatest contemporary architect, Mr Correa’s eye-catching buildings helped define its post-independence architecture.

Winner of several national and international awards, Architect Charles Correa was known for adapting his designs to local climates and building styles. Among his recent last works were Toronto’s Ismaili Centre and the Brain Science Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his alma mater.

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Architect Charles Correa

Architect Charles Correa,

 

 

Born in Secundarabad in Andhra Pradesh in 1930, Architect Charles Correa studied at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai and went on to study at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.

Architect Charles Correa was the chief architect of Navi Mumbai, the satellite suburb of Mumbai.

Architect Charles Correa taught at several universities in India and abroad and received awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Praemium Imperiale of Japan and the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which billed him as “India’s Greatest Architect“.

Architect Charles Correa founded the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai in 1984. The Institute is dedicated to protecting the environment and improving urban communities.

Architect Charles Correa received numerous prestigious national and international awards. He was responsible for designing many landmark buildings, starting with the Gandhi Memorial at Sabarmati, when he was only 28.

Other notable structures include Bharat Bhavan and Vidhan Bhavan in Bhopal, the Permanent Mission of India at the UN, New York, Kala Academy in Goa and the Kanchanjunga residential tower in Mumbai.

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