In celebration of the gift of his archive of over 6000 drawings to its Library, RIBA is showcasing the work of renowned Indian architect Charles Correa. As well as displaying the drawings, plans, photographs, models and films behind Correa’s projects, the exhibition will be accompanied by an ‘Out of India’ series of talks and events, including a public lecture by the architect on 15 May.
Rooted both in modernism and the rich traditions of people, place and climate, Correa’s work has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture and urbanism for post-war India. He has designed some of the most outstanding buildings in India and has received many of the world’s most important architecture awards, including the Royal Gold Medal (1984).
Works on show include, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, India; the MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Centre, USA; the InterUniversity Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India and the Champalimaud Centre for the Study of the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition features Correa’s designs for housing and cities, looking closely at climate change, affordable housing and his projects to improve cityscapes, including his urban masterplan for Navi Mumbai (New Bombay).
14 May – 4 September 2013
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1
Curator: Dr Irena Murray
Exhibition design: David Adjaye
Further details from RIBA.