CONCEPT AND RESPONSES
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, NEW DELHI
1992, 184pp, line drawings,
col. and b&w plates, gloss, ISBN: 0-944142-18-4, Rs. 1200 (HB)
This book reflects the vast range of
responses and cultural approaches to a unique architectural challenge
- the designing of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, a
sprawling cultural complex in New Delhi. The international competition
for the IGNCA design drew 194 entries from thirty-seven countries and
carried an award of Rs.10,00,000.
Presented here are approximately fifty of the proposals, of which the
first five prize winning entries are set forth in some detail. The
selection was made by the eminent archiect A.P. Kanvinde, a former
student of Walter Gropius at Harvard and a member of the IGNCA Jury.
Beyond the purpose of documentation, this book serves as an
encyclopaedia of ideas and information for architects and builders
throughout the world.