Designer:
Brook Louis Meier

Year:
2008

Location:
Kolkata

Type:
Competition

Team:
Sweta Khilani Meier


Section Drawing

Section showing the auditorium, entry, main gallery and library.

The Kolkata International Foundation invited us to compete for their new Arts Centre in southeastern Kolkata. Our proposal prescribes a series of rules, creating an adaptable system that would be flexible to the final requirements of the Board. The exterior skin, for example, would have been a collaboration with local artists, defining local methods and materials to ensure a unique application.

Skylight Diagram

The use of skylights allow for careful control of natural light.

Housing galleries, libraries, lecture halls, a bookstore, a restaurant, and residence studio spaces, the building was a complex mix of commercial, cultural, and residential. We proposed creating a series of nodes where these diverse functions would overlap, creating space for conversation (adda).

Published in the online version of the Harvard Design Magazine – by Nalina Moses.