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Thesis Project Performing Arts Centre Tanushree Saksena PGIDS 2015-’17


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Acknowledgments

I would like to express my sincere thanks to my mentor Ms. Natasha Obradovic for guiding me throughout the research and design process. I also thank my Course leader Ms. Puja Anand and Course Coordinator Ms. Manpreet Kaur and other faculty members for their constant advice and efforts. I am grateful to the team of SRCPA (Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts), Triveni Kala Sangam, IGNCA (Indra Gandhi National Centre for Arts), IIC (India International Centre) and IHC (India Habitat Centre) for their help and cooperation while conducting the Case Studies. I thank my friends and family for their support and encouragement and valuable discussions.


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Contents 1. 2. 3. 4.

Introduction.................................................................................................................1 Choice of Topic............................................................................................................2 Spider Diagram and Reference Images..........................................................3-4 Thesis Research............................................................................................................5 a) Origin of performing art spaces......................................................................6 b) Music..........................................................................................................................7 c) Dance.........................................................................................................................8 d) Theatre.......................................................................................................................9 e) Natya Shastra........................................................................................................10 f ) Survey.......................................................................................................................11 g) Art Initiatives Abroad.........................................................................................12 5. Literature Review.....................................................................................................13 6. Revised Spider Diagram........................................................................................14 7. Project Timeline........................................................................................................15 8. Case Studies...............................................................................................................16 a) Case Study 1 - Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts..........................17-18 b) Case Study 2 - Triveni Kala Sangam.......................................................19-20 c) Case Study 3 - India International Centre.............................................21-22 d) Case Study 4 - India Habitat Centre.......................................................23-24 e) Case Study 5 - Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts....................25-26 f ) Case Study 6 - National Centre for Performing Arts........................27-28 g) Case Study 7 - Tara Theater........................................................................29-30 h) Case Study 8 - The Marshall Family Performing Arts Centre .......31-32 11. Case Studies Analysis......................................................................................33-34 12. Site Details..................................................................................................................35 13. Scope of the Project................................................................................................36 14. Concept.......................................................................................................................37 15. Mood Board...............................................................................................................38 16. Zoning and Blocking..............................................................................................39 17. Layout Iterations......................................................................................................40

Working Drawings: i) Layout Plan ii) Reflected Ceiling Plan iii) Flooring Plan iv) Sectional Elevation at AA’ v) Sectional Elevation at BB’ vi) Sectional Elevation at CC’ vii) Door-Window Schedule viii) Information Centre and Waiting Area Detail ix) Retail Store Detail - Plan x) Retail Store Detail - Sectional Elevations xi) Dance Studio Detail - Plan xii) Dance Studio Detail - Sectional Elevations 18. Accessibility................................................................................................................41 19. Rendered Plan..........................................................................................................42 20. Rendered Reflected Ceiling Plan.......................................................................43 21. Rendered Elevations...............................................................................................44 22. Circulation..................................................................................................................45 23. Amphitheatre Steps................................................................................................46 24. Flooring Finishes......................................................................................................47 25. Style Board.................................................................................................................48 26. Wall Finishes..............................................................................................................49 27. Information Centre and Waiting Area.............................................................50 28. Retail Store.................................................................................................................51 29. Dance Studio.............................................................................................................52 Bibliography


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Introduction The art and culture of a city is its representation; giving it an identity and shaping its image & personality. Delhi has a strong heritage, and is rich in culture what with the long history of decades of different ruling empires - The Mughals, Jain, etc. The city’s uniqueness lies in the blend of all these cultures, the perfect sync with which they co-exist. Every locality is surrounded by beautiful monuments & structures. Although with modernisation creeping in & the cities growing into urban sprawls, art spaces are being neglected. The need to bring back the connection to the city’s roots is being felt more prominently with each passing day. A lot of the citizens are unaware & ignorant towards the culture & heritage of the city. Due to the growing popularity of the western culture, people seem to have lost touch with their traditions & roots. Performing Arts now fails to reach & touch the masses. There is a high need to preserve and promote these art forms, and to grab the attention of a wider audience.

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Graffiti on a building facade in Khan Market

Live performances in front of Humanyun’s Tomb Wall installation at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

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1- Trashtastika (2012) First stop in India: Delhi. Available at: http://thefashionatetraveller.com/first-stop-in-india-delhi (Accessed: 13 February 2017). 2- Creativeharps (2015) The rise of street art in India. Available at: https://harpreetkaurcreative.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/the-rise-of-street-art-in-india/ (Accessed: 13 February 2017). 3- Bennett (2016) Delhi monuments continue to stay in the dark. Available at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-monuments-continue-to-stay-in-the-dark/articleshow/49983116.cms (Accessed: 13 February 2017). 4- BISHT, D. (2016) Degree courses in Kathak. Available at: http://nupurnritya.com/courses/degree-courses-in-kathak/ (Accessed: 13 February 2017).

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Choice of Topic As someone who was born and brought up in Delhi, I have always been fascinated with the diversity of the city. The presence of this strong association with art has been present since a long time- I’ve been drawing and sketching since I was 3 and also been trained in classical dance (Kathak). Being an artist, this thesis project gives me the opportunity to understand the roots of the city through art, something that I really value & love. Through my readings, research and discussions with people around me, I tried to identify a topic which not only suited my interests but also could help me contribute to a greater cause, and bringing a change in the society. Delhi, the capital of India, it is the third largest city of the world and is situated in north central India. It is also a cultural centre of the country as it is an amalgamation of a number of cultures and religions, and has got a perfect blend of the past and the present. Being a metropolitan, it is one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Urbanization and modernisation is bringing down the cultural interests. I realised that there is a need to bring back the connection to art and heritage.

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Indian Classical Dance - Kathak

Canvas painting made by me

1- Nātyaśāstra— (2017) ‘Kathak’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathak#/media/File:Kathak_3511900193_986f6440f6_b_retouched.jpg (Accessed: 13 February 2017).

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Spider Diagram - 1

Movement

Painting

Experessions

Heritage Sculpture Visual

Arts

Theater

Rhythm

Classical Performing

Traditions

Dance

Culture

Folk

Western Puppetry

Music

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Thesis Research

Delhi Link India Research

Music

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Theatre Source Initiatives

Art

Facts

Journals

Articles Explore

Information

Accoustics

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1. Hopkins, K. and Beard, M. (2008) The Colosseum. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2. Jennings, S. (2009) Art and politics: The history of the national arts centre. Toronto: Dundurn Group. 3. Arts Centre Of Christchurch (2009) Explore the Arts Centre. New Zealand: Christchurch, N.Z. : ArtsCentre. 4. Yarrow, R. (2001) Indian theatre : theatre of origin, theatre of freedom. Surrey Richmond. 5. Gupta, C.B. (1954) The Indian theatre; its origin and development up to the present day. Banaras. 6. Bhat, M. (2012) Origin and evolution of Indian classical music. New Delhi: Cyber Tech Publications. 7. Lowen, S. (2005) The performing arts of India : development & spread across the world. Gurgaon, India: Shubhi Publications. 8.Kungnip Kugagwŏn (1989) ‘Journal of the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Centre.’, . 9.Ottawa. National Arts Centre. (1968) ‘Prologue, bulletin of the National Arts Centre.’, .

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Analysis Dance Projects

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The research would focus on finding out the background of art centres, from their origin to their development and the current scenario. The motive is to develop an understanding of the spaces & functioning of an art centre through collecting information about their meanings, requirements and qualities. By reading about the existing centres and art initiatives taken place in India as well as abroad it’ll help in broadening my perspective and knowing about the possibilities in this area. The research will, thereby, help in synthesising a concept for the project.

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Origin of Performing Art Spaces What are amphitheatres?

Greek and Roman Amphitheatres

An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats ranged about an open space and used in ancient Rome and Greece especially for contests and theatre performances. (1)

2 Theater of Dionysius, Athens, Greece

The ancient theatre of Epidaurus was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC

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The first spaces designed specifically for performing arts were amphitheatres which were constructed in Rome and Greece for theatre performances. They originated around 4th century.

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1- Merriam-Webster (2017) Definition of AMPHITHEATER. Available at: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphitheater (Accessed: 13 February 2017). 2- Soudip (no date) Theatre of Dionysus historical facts and pictures. Available at: http://www.thehistoryhub.com/theatre-of-dionysus-facts-pictures.htm (Accessed: 24 January 2017). 3- visit-ancient-greece (2009) The theatre of Dionysus at Athens. Available at: http://www.visit-ancient-greece.com/theatre-of-dionysus.html (Accessed: 24 January 2017). 4- Theatre of Epidaurus (2014) Available at: http://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?ID=80329 (Accessed: 24 January 2017). 5- Επίδαυρος, προορισμός για δράσεις με φόντο το αρχαίο δράμα (no date) Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/289497082269643700/ (Accessed: 24 January 2017).

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Music What is Music?

Music is the art of sound in time, expressing ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of melody, harmony and color. Tones or sounds occurring either in in a single line (i.e., melody) or in multiple lines (i.e., harmony) and the feeling of movement of sound in time (i.e., rhythm) are the essential elements of music. (1) 2

Types of Music (In India) 1. Classical Music 2. Light Classical Music 3. Folk Music 4.Popular Music 5. Jazz and blues Music 6. Western Classical Music

Types of Classical Music in India 1. Hindustani (Northern) 2. Carnatic (Southern)

The two classical forms have emerged from a common ancestor, so they have more similarities than differences. They were recognized as two distinct forms of classical music at around 16th century through influence of Islamic rule in the northern part of the country. Classical Indian music in the northern part of the country which was occupied by the Mughals evolved in to Hindustani Music and from the southern part of the country which was occupied by the remaining Hindu kings the music evolved into Carnatic Music.

Hindustani music is based on the raga system. A raga is a melodic scale, consisting of notes from the basic seven known as sa, re, ga, ma pa, dha, and ni. Apart from sa and pa which are constant, the other notes may be in major or minor tone, and this gives rise to innumerable combinations. Ten basic scales or thaats are recognized, and other ragas are considered to have evolved from these. A raga must contain a minimum of five notes.

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Carnatic music is considered one of the old-

est systems of music in the world. Imbued with emotion and the spirit of improvisation, it also contains a scientific approach. This is mainly due to the contributions of such inspired artists as Purandara Dasa, known as the Father of Carnatic Music, and other scholars who codified the system and gave it a clear format as a medium of teaching, performing, prayer and therapy. (6)

5 1- Chakraborty, K. (2015) Effects of indian classical music on human. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/Kunal2014/effects-of-indian-classical-music-on-human (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 2- Reserved, A.R., secured, I. copyright, Development, W. and CrookedB (1999) How to read sheet music... Dotted notes - reading complicated Syncopation. Available at: http://readsheetmusic.info/dotted_notes_-_reading_complicated_syncopation.shtml (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 3- Editors, S. (2016) Carnatic music’s sources of rapture. Available at: http://www.sparkthemagazine.com/?p=10183 (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 4- Celebrating dance and music (no date) Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/92253492341681582/ (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 5- Wilson, R. (2013) Tag archives: Indian music. Available at: http://www.rodneywilson.ca/tag/indian-music/ (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 6- “The 8 Classical Dance Styles Of India!”. gas. N.p., 2017. Web. 7 Apr. 2017.

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Dance 1.Bharatanatyam - This dance form originated in the temples and courts of southern India. This dance form only used to perfume in the temple not on stage or outside of the temple. E Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi Arundale bought this temple dance form (Bharatnatyam) to the society and started performing on stage.

What is Dance?

Dance is an art form that involves movement of the body. It is not possible to say when this form of art originated; however, it started thousands of years ago. Dance may be participatory, social, performed, ceremonial, or competitive. It is an important part of ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, and entertainment. Choreography may be performed solo, with a partner, or with a group; either way, each dance tells a story. (1)

2. Kathak - This dance form origin from Types of Dances(In India)

Types of Classical Dances in India

1. Classical 2. Semi-classical 3. Folk 4. Western Dance

1. Bharatanatyam 2. Kathak 3. Kathakali 4. Kuchipudi

the groups of poets of ancient northern India, known as Kathaks, or story tellers. These poets, performing in village squares and temple courtyards, mostly specialized in recounting mythological and moral tales from the scriptures. In the time of Mughal culture, Kathak became a sophisticated chamber art and taking care by art loving rulers, the practitioners of Kathak worked at refining its dramatic and rhythmic footworks’

5. Manipuri 6. Odissi 7. Mohiniyattam 8. Sattriya

3. Kathakali - Kathakali is one of the

oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

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4. Kuchipudi- Kuchipudi is one of the well-known Classical Indian Dance form from Andhra Pradesh, India. The name Kuchipudi has origin from the name of a village “KUCHELAPURAM” with resident Brahmins practicing this traditional dance form at Andhra Pradesh. Performed to not only classical Carnatic music also Hindustani classical music, it shares many common elements with Bharatanatyam. 5. Manipuri- Nurtured in the moun-

tainous region of the northeast, it takes its name from the name of the place Manipur, which is now a state. Manipur literally means a jewel of a land, and the state is set like a gem in the verdant hills. The legend goes that the gods drained a lake in the beautiful countryside in order to find a place to dance. No wonder then, that dance is the part of the rituals of daily life, such as weddings and homage to ancestors 6. Odissi- Odissi has origininated from ancient northern India. The name Odissi refers to the dance style of the state of Orissa in eastern India. The divine love tales of Radha and the cowherd God Krishna are commonly used themes for interpretation 7. Mohiniyattam- The dance form of

Mohiniattyam was nurtured in the region of Kerala in southwestern India. The name Mohiniattyam literally means ‘Dance of the Enchantress,’ Apart from mythology, Mohiniattam perform on the themes from nature. Mohiniattyam was female orientated art form only female were suppose to perform but at present male also practicing and performing too. 8. Sattriya- Sattras are the Vaishnava monasteries in Assam. The saint poet Shankar Deva of the 15th century AD started this institution to bring harmony to the region of Assam through religion, creating forms of dance-dramas, music, painting and collective prayer. The dance forms which have come to stay are called Sattriya dances, sharing all the characteristics of a classical dance form. (5)

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1- SlidePlayer (2017) Presentation on theme: ‘ what is Broadway?  Broadway can refer to several different things:  A wide avenue in New York city, that runs the full length of Manhattan  collection.’— presentation transcript: Available at: http://slideplayer.com/slide/4780630/ (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 2- Indian classical dance (no date) Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/306244843388775123/ (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 3- Woman hand showing Kapittha hasta (hand gesture, also called mudra) (meaning ‘Godess Lakshmi’) of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam. Also used in Indian dances Odissi and Kuchipudi..kapittha Godess Lakshmi | stock photo (2011) Available at: https://www.colourbox.com/image/woman-hand-showing-kapittha-hasta-hand-gesture-also-called-mudra-meaning-godess-lakshmi-of-indian-classic-dance-bharata-natyam-also-used-in-indian-dances-odissi-and-kuchipudi-kapittha-godess-lakshmi-image-1517122 (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 4- Singh, D. and profile, V. my complete (2013) Classical and folk dances in India. Available at: http://deepikasingh89.blogspot.in/2013/08/classical-and-folk-dances-in-india.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 5- “The 8 Classical Dance Styles Of India!”. gas. N.p., 2017. Web. 7 Apr. 2017.

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Theatre What is Theatre?

Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. (1)

Oldest Indian Traditional Theatre: Sanskrit Theatre

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2 1- Aristotle— and 56, P. (2017) ‘Theatre’, in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 2- Hamarahindustan (1975) Available at: http://www.hamarahindustan.in/2015/10/development-of-drama-and-theater-in-india.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 3- Published (2011) Yakshagana: Songs of the Celestials. Available at: http://undiscoveredindiantreasures.blogspot.in/2011/07/yakshagana.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 4- Theatre Clipart (2007) Available at: https://openclipart.org/tags/theatre (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 5-

The earliest-surviving fragments of Sanskrit drama date from the 1st century AD.The wealth of archeological evidence from earlier periods offers no indication of the existence of a tradition of theatre.The ancient Vedas (hymns from between 1500 and 1000 BC that are among the earliest examples of literature in the world) contain no hint of it (although a small number are composed in a form of dialogue) and the rituals of the Vedic period do not appear to have developed into theatre. The Mahābhāya by Patañjali contains the earliest reference to what may have been the seeds of Sanskrit drama. This treatise on grammar from 140 BC provides a feasible date for the beginnings of theatre in India. (5)

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Natya Shastra Natya Shastra -Bible of I ndian Classical Performing Arts

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The Natya Shastra, written Bharata Muni during the 2nd century has laid the structure of music, dance and drama. It is the oldest surviving text on stage craft. It is fundamental to all Indian aesthetics.

Shringar Adbhuta Hasya Bibhatsa

Nav Ras Karuna

Bhayanaka Veera

Raudra

Nav Ras/ Nine Emotions 1. Love/Delight - Pale Green 2. Humour - White 3. Pathos - Grey 4. Anger - Red 5. Heroism - Orange

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The text consists of 36 chapters with a cumulative total of 6000 poetic verses describing performance arts. The subjects covered by the treatise include dramatic composition, structure of a play and the construc-

tion of a stage to host it, genres of acting, body movements, make up and costumes, role and goals of an art director, the musical scales, musical instruments and the integration of music with art performance. [4]

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1- Exotic India. 2017. The Natya Sastra of Bharatamuni. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/natya-sastra-of-bharatamuni-IHL181/. [Accessed 18 April 2017]. 2- Reena Saxena. 2017. 9 Rasas ( Emotions) in the corporate context – Reena Saxena. [ONLINE] Available at: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/9-rasas-emotions-in-the-corporate-context/. [Accessed 18 April 2017]. 3- film ka ilm. 2017. The Ban Bane – From Natyashastra to Vishwaroopam | film ka ilm. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.filmkailm.com/the-ban-bane-from-natyashastra-to-vishwaroopam/. [Accessed 18 April 2017]. 4- Wikipedia. 2017. Natya Shastra - Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natya_Shastra. [Accessed 18 April 2017]. 5- Emotions Stock Illustrations. 135,128 Emotions clip art images and royalty free illustrations available to search from thousands of EPS vector clipart and stock art producers.. 2017. Emotions Stock Illustrations. 135,128 Emotions clip art images and royalty free illustrations available to search from thousands of EPS vector clipart and stock art producers.. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.canstockphoto.com/illustration/emotions.html. [Accessed 22 April 2017].

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Café would attract more audience to an Art Centre Institution would attract more audience to an Art Centre Hotel would attract more audience to an Art Centre

The survey gave an insight towards the level of awareness and interest about performing art forms and centres. It helped spot the problem areas in the current scenario of performing art centres which need to be taken care of while designing the same. The survey showed that despite 93% people prefer to watch performances live rather than on a digital platform only 6% regularly watch live performances. As majority of the people prefer watching live performances with friends, a space with a casual atmosphere and preferably with an attached or in café where live performaces would also take place would be able to attract more audiences.

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Art Initiatives Abroad Fastnet Columbia Street, Brooklyn 1. A modified shipping container in a parking lot in Red Hook, Brooklyn. 2. Constant hiking of rent, sharing space, subletting, and building environment. physical space was personal 3. Could be replicated or moved easily 1

Pioneer Works159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook 1. Exhibition space convertd from a Civil Warera warehouse 2. Has expansive exhibition space, rich curriculum of classes, and lovely sculpture garden

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Flux Factory 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens 1. A converted factory near Queens Plaza, it mounts often-irreverent thematic exhibitions that transform the gallery into an immersive environment. 2. Flux Factory provides studio space to some 30 artists every year. 3 1- Neuendorf, H. and Berlin (2016) 5 New York alternative Art Spaces you need to visit now | artnet news. Available at: https://news.artnet.com/market/5-nyc-alternative-art-spaces-693062 (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 2-Works, P. (2017) About. Available at: https://pioneerworks.org/about/ (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 3- My Process: Lavinia Raccanello (2015) Available at: http://thisiscentralstation.com/my-process/my-process-lavinia-raccanello/ (Accessed: 25 January 2017).

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Literature Review There is a fine line that distinguishes an Art Centre and a Cultural Centre- the latter has a general purpose of socializing and entertaining within a community or among different communities. Art centers, on the other hand, are more specific and focused on promotion and preservation of an art form. This difference has developed over a long time period. Starting off as a space for recreational activity and gradually turning towards enhancing and preserving art forms, the purpose of such spaces has changed over the centuries. Performing arts in India has a rich history and has played an important part in shaping the culture & diversity of India. With the foundation laid back in 2nd century in the book Natya Shastra, the Indian classical performing arts has a distinct personality and identity. The book has defined a set of nine emotions that are followed by all types of Indian classical performing arts. Despite the fact that there are several types of classical music, theatre and dance forms in India, they are all connected through the rules of the Natya Shastra. With time, people’s interest in watching live performances has reduced by a large extent. Now, only a certain section of the society takes keen interest in following shows happening in the city. If live performances have to be revived and reach a wider audience, then a different method should be adopted in order to grab people’s attention. With new eating joints coming up every day and people wanting to try out new places instead of having a regular eating spot to go to, it was noticed that this would be a successful method of attraction. By forming a performing arts Centre which functions as a cafÊ during the day and a performance space during in the evening, it not only will bring in a wider audience but also fulfill motive of reconnecting and reviving traditional art forms.

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Revised Spider Diagram Kathakali Odissi

Movement

Mohiniyattam

Experessions

Heritage

Bharatnatyam

Kuchipudi

Classical Kathak

Rhythm

Performing Arts

Dance

Culture Humour

Natya Shastra

Theater

Love

Heroism

Serenity

Classical

Music

Carnatic

Manipuri

Sattriya

Anger Hindustani

Pathos

Wonder

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Case Studies Motive: The learning and inferences drawn from the case studies would help in understanding the functioning of art centres through technical as well as experiential aspects. The case studies will help me understanding how a concept and theme are executed in terms of décor, styling, space planning etc., specifically in an art centre. The case studies would supplement the research done prior to them to get the complete knowledge regarding this area.

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Live DELHI 1. Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts (SRCPA) 2. Triveni Kala Sangam 3. India International Centre (IIC) 4. India Habitat Centre (IHC) 5. Indira Gandhi National Centers for Arts (IGNCA)

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Online INDIA 6. National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai

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ABROAD 7. Tara Theatre, London, UK 8. The Marshall Family Performing Arts Center, Addison, TX, United States

1- Khan, S. (2016) 2017 calendar Download. Available at: http://www.yourmomhatesthis.com/2017-calendar/ (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 2-Triveni Kala Sangam (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triveni_Kala_Sangam (Accessed: 25 January 2017). 3- CONFERENCE, I. (2017) IEEE conference. Available at: http://ieee-biometrics.org/isba2017/location.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 4- PISHAROTY, S.B. (2010) Flip through northeast. Available at: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Flip-through-Northeast/article16614634.ece (Accessed: 14 February 2017).

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5- National centre for performing arts (Mumbai) - top tips before you go (2014) Available at: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304554-d3180633-Reviews-National_Centre_for_Performing_Arts-Mumbai_Bombay_Maharashtra.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 6 - Creative, F. (2017) Tara Theatre. Available at: http://blacktheatrelive.co.uk/venues/london-tara-theatre (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 7 -ArchDaily (2016) The Marshall family performing arts center / Weiss/Manfredi. Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/788399/the-marshall-family-performing-arts-center-weiss-manfredi (Accessed: 14 February 2017).

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Case Study - 1 Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts Location: 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg,

Mandi House, New Delhi-110001

Types of events that take place:

Musical performances, Dance performances, Theatre performances

History The Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts started as a cultural society in the 1950. It was established by the Bharat Ram family. SRCPA is built by the UK-trained architect Shiv Nath Prasad in 1969, the complex is dedicated to showcasing Hindi theatre. 1

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The concept was to design a building using pure geometrical forms such as cuboid and cylinder by use of materials such as concrete, brick work and stone to give it a raw look similar to a sculpture.

Green Rooms are placed in a separate block on the back side of the main building and is connected to the stage through a staircase.

The auditorium is on the first floor which is well known for its procenium stage. 2

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1- Khan, S. (2016) 2017 calendar Download. Available at: http://www.yourmomhatesthis.com/2017-calendar/ (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 2- Edunuts (2016) Photos | Shri ram centre for performing arts, Safdar Hashmi Marg. Available at: http://www.edunuts.com/delhi-colleges/shri-ram-centre-for-performing-arts-safdar-hashmi-marg/photos/1452256642_6tdXQzxMY4yFipmNGtXq (Accessed: 8 January 2017). 3- Architexturez South Asia. 2017. vistara-book-page-139-2.png | Architexturez South Asia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://architexturez.net/file/vistara-book-page-139-2-png. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Theme: Brutalism

DĂŠcor: The art center has been given rough look through exposed brick work and exposed concrete which in part also helps cope with the climatic conditions of Delhi.

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A style of functionalist architecture, prevalent in the1950s and 1960s, It is characterized by the use of steel and exposed concrete in massive blocks.

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Reception hall can also serve as an exhibition space. Cantilevered upper level that allows for close interaction between audience and stage

1

1- Photos | Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Safdar Hashmi Marg | Edunuts. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.edunuts.com/delhi-colleges/shri-ram-centre-for-performing-arts-safdar-hashmi-marg/photos/1452256635_SGCprmMiZeS2aytBC5Oo. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Case Study - 2 Triveni Kala Sangam Concept: Location:

205, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Flexibility in spaces for performance of different art forms as large number of events had to be organized in a small plot and harmony between the interior and exteriors.

Types of events that take place:

Art Exhibitions, Music, Dance and Photography classes and workshops, Music and Dance performances Use of jalli panels on the exteriors to cope with delhi’s hot weather.

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History It started in one room by Sundari K. Shridharani above a Coffee House in Connaught Place, Delhi, with two students under noted artist K. S. Kulkarni. Pandit Nehru took notice of her efforts and appreciated her work and allotted the land for the institution. The centre was Built by the US architect Joseph Allen Stein in March 3, 1963. The idea was to form a complex which has non-commercial approach to art.

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1- Wikipedia. 2017. Triveni Kala Sangam - Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triveni_Kala_Sangam. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 2- Contemporary Architecture in Delhi (1955 1970). 2017. Contemporary Architecture in Delhi (1955 1970). [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.slideshare.net/RISHIAGRAWAL3/contemporary-architecture-in-delhi-1955-1970. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 3- Triveni Kala Sangam by Amit Khanna Design Associates - New Delhi . 2017. Triveni Kala Sangam by Amit Khanna Design Associates - New Delhi . [ONLINE] Available at: https://ebuild.in/triveni-kala-sangam-new-delhi-amit-khanna-design-associates. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Multiple green open spaces

•Wall:Rough-cut stone, Concrete blocks with plastered finish •Floor: tile flooring •Ceiling : plastered square grid ceiling

Theme:

Synchronization between outdoors and indoors. The internal spaces seem to blend in with the outdoor space and form a perfect harmony.

Semi Open-Air Gallery

Décor: The art center has been given raw look through rough-cut stone along with concrete blocks with plastered finish which goes along well with the open green spaces. Colour

scheme:

The spaces have a neutral colour palette by use of beige 1

1- . 2017. 7 Music Academies in Delhi offering inspiring musical learning. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.whatsuplife.in/delhi/blog/best-music-academies-schools-coaching-academy-delhi/. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Case Study - 3 India International Centre Location: 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi, New Delhi, Delhi

Types of events that take place:

Seminars, Symposia, Meetings, Dance Recitals, Film Screenings and Drama

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History

In 1958, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, then Vice President of India, and John D. Rockefeller III discussed setting up a centre for the quickening and deepening of true and thoughtful understanding between peoples of nations’. Mr. Rockefeller suggested an International House on the model of Tokyo’s International House of Japan, in whose founding he had played a great part and offered a generous grant towards this end. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India personally took interest in the selection of the beautiful 4.76 acres’ site adjacent to Lodi Gardens, on which the present complex stands. Later, as the activities of the Centre expanded, an Annexe was added to the main complex in December 1996. (1)

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Concept:

The design concept is simplicity and relationships. IIC has been designed with the idea of forming simple and minimalistic spaces rather than luxurious and lavish. There is a close relationship between the garden, water bodies, exteriors and interiors.

1- The Times of India. 2017. Sorabjee selected president of IIC - Times of India. [ONLINE] Available at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sorabjee-selected-president-of-IIC/articleshow/11150421.cms. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 2- IIC| India International Centre - Map of IIC showing various venues. . 2017. IIC| India International Centre - Map of IIC showing various venues. . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.iicdelhi.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1137. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Usage of age old time principles of shading devices - Jaali screens and cross ventilation to keep interiors pleasant.

Theme:

North Indian theme which has an Islamic influence as it is situated adjacent to lodi garden

DĂŠcor:

The dĂŠcor is kept informal yet classy

Mood:

The centre provides a relaxed romantic mood by keeping indoors and outdoors in sync with each other. Wall: Exposed concrete Floor: Rugged quartzite stone and blue kota stone

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Case Study - 4 India Habitat Centre Location: Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 1

Types of events that take place:

Art Exhibitions, Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, Music Theatre, Dance performances

History

Started in 1993 when HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited) wanted an office building for is workers and decided to invite chosen non-profit organization in the similar field to share the workspace. Designed by architect Joseph Allen Stein, the idea was to design a center with shared services such as libraries for all the office members.

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Concept:

The concept was to design a cultural center with proper air flow through all areas (indoors as well as outdoors) by use of traditional building materials and techniques. 3

1- LBB, Delhi. 2017. 5 Reasons To Pick Habitat Centre For Impromptu Evening Plans | LBB, Delhi. [ONLINE] Available at: https://lbb.in/delhi/5-reasons-pick-india-habitat-centre-impromptu-evening-plans/. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 2- CONFERENCE, I. (2017) IEEE conference. Available at: http://ieee-biometrics.org/isba2017/location.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017). 3- Indian Habitat Centre. 2017. Indian Habitat Centre. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.slideshare.net/KrishnaJhawar/indian-habitat-centre. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Presence of interesting courtyards that are partially open.

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Food Court - Eatopia offers multiple cuisine

Theme:

Geometric patterns on floor using stone and marble

Indian Eclecic theme executed by use of local available materials to form modern geometric patterns.

Mood:

Formal feel with rigid geometric patterns

Décor:

The décor is kept informal yet classy

Colour Scheme:

Earthy tones such as greens, mustard, black and browns 2

1- YouTube. 2017. IHC - THE THEATRE - AMALTAS, KADAMBA, RUDRAKSHA - YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d2mqCYGrrk. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 2- City food - Jodhpuri Paratha, Eatopia, India Habitat center (2017) Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mayankaustensoofi/26607009843 (Accessed: 15 February 2017).

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Case Study - 5 Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Location:

1, Central Vista ( CV ) Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

Types of events that take place:

Seminars, Conferences, Exhibitions, Performances and lectures.

History

Established in 1987 under the Ministry of Culture and launched by Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi in memory of Indira Gandhi. Fundamental approach of the center is that all its works should be multidisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary. The center was formed in order to preserve folk art forms and promote awareness and sensitivity to historical and cultural linkages between India and the world.

1

Concept:

The concept behind designing IGNCA was to bring together the five elements - fire, water, earth, sky and air.

1

1- PISHAROTY, S.B. (2010) Flip through northeast. Available at: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Flip-through-Northeast/article16614634.ece (Accessed: 14 February 2017).

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Use of traditional Indian tribal art and crafts in interior spaces.

Theme:

Indian art and crafts

DĂŠcor:

The spaces in the centre have vibrancy by use by display of traditional indian arts

Colour Scheme:

Indian traditional colours like orange, red and green

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Case Study - 6 National Centre Performing Arts, Mumbai Location:

NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Types of events that take place:

Art and Photography Exhibitions, Music, Theater and Dance

Concept:

The concept was to design a multi-venue, multi-purpose center with a contemporary look which reflects its aim to provide a platform for display of contemporary art forms.

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History

The NCPA was set up in 1969 as a national center to preserve and promote traditional and contemporary performing and visual arts. It was co-founded by JRD Tata and Dr Jamshed Bhabha. It is the first multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural centre to be built in South Asia. Even today, it remains India‘s biggest cultural centre of its type. Overlooking the sea at the prime Nariman Point, it is built on land reclaimed by the sea and spans over 32,000 square meters (340,000 square feet). (5) 1

1- Welcome to NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai , India. 2017. Welcome to NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai , India. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.icsonline.co.in/ncpaweb/about-reachus-howtoget.html. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 2- National centre for performing arts (Mumbai) - top tips before you go (2014) Available at: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304554-d3180633-Reviews-National_Centre_for_Performing_Arts-Mumbai_Bombay_Maharashtra.html (Accessed: 14 February 2017).

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Thesis Project 2017 Incorporation of Indian Art

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Theme:

Indian Contemporary

DĂŠcor:

luxurious and lavish look

Colour Scheme:

Warm tones like browns and reds 2 1

Modular spaces for serving multiple functions

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3 1- Welcome to NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai , India. 2017. Welcome to NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai , India. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.icsonline.co.in/ncpaweb/about-reachus-howtoget.html. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 2- Welcome to NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai , India. 2017. Welcome to NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai , India. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.icsonline.co.in/ncpaweb/explore-restaurants-cafe.html. [Accessed 21 April 2017]. 3- Pinterest. 2017. 17 best images about INDIA, ART DĂˆCO on Pinterest | A walk, Mumbai and Balmain. [ONLINE] Available at: https://in.pinterest.com/erzgeholz/india-art-d%C3%A8co/. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Case Study - 7 Tara Theatre, London, UK Location: London, UK

Types of events that take place:

Theatre performances

History

Inaugurated recently in 2016 by Tara Arts, the oldest multicultural theatre company in UK. •designed by Aedas Arts Team, has won the ‘Project Design of the Year’ award at this year’s London Construction Awards. 1

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Concept:

Fusing Global with the local to create cross-cultural theatre to create dialogue between the East and West.

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1- ArchDaily. 2017. Tara Theatre / Aedas | ArchDaily . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/799160/tara-theatre-aedas. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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1

Theme:

Indian and Modern fusion

DĂŠcor:

Indian traditional decorative items blended with English structure of the building

1

Colour Scheme:

Warm tones like browns and reds

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Integration of oriental elements in terms of dĂŠcor such as antique Indian doors in an English Theatre.

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1- ArchDaily. 2017. Tara Theatre / Aedas | ArchDaily . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/799160/tara-theatre-aedas. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Case Study - 8 The Marshall Family Performing Arts Centre Location:

Texas, United States.

Types of events that take place:

Music, Dance and Theatre performances.

1

Concept:

Establishing a dialogue between building and campus through transparency.

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History

Built recently in 2016 , The Marshall Family Performing Arts Centre is a part of the Greenhill School. It focuses on providing the state-of-the-art facilities to create an environment for 1

1- ArchDaily. 2017. The Marshall Family Performing Arts Center / Weiss/Manfredi | ArchDaily . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/788399/the-marshall-family-performing-arts-center-weiss-manfredi. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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1

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Glass facades provide transparency and openness

Theme:

Modern Contemporary

Ambience:

Open feel through all sized windows and double height spaces

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Colour Scheme:

apart from the main auditorium which has bright oranges and reds other spaces have a cool colour palette

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1- ArchDaily. 2017. The Marshall Family Performing Arts Center / Weiss/Manfredi | ArchDaily . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/788399/the-marshall-family-performing-arts-center-weiss-manfredi. [Accessed 21 April 2017].

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Case Study Analysis

NAME

SRCPA

TRIVENI KALA SANGAM

IIC

IHC

IGNCA

NCPA

TARA THEATRE

LOCATION

AREA

Mandi House, New Delhi

Mandi House, New Delhi

Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Janpath, New Delhi

Nariman Point, Mumbai

London, UK

40-45 sqft

18600 sqft

TYPES OF EVENTS TAKING PLACE

TYPES OF SPACES

DESIGN CONCEPT

AMBIENCE/DÉCOR/ COLOUR SCHEME/ MOOD/ THEME

FURNITURE TYPES

Musical performances, Dance performances, Theatre performances

Hostel Class rooms Library Photo Art Gallery Auditorium Canteen

The concept was to design a building using pure geometrical forms such as cuboid and cylinder by use of materials such as concrete, brick work and stone to give it a raw look similar to a sculpture.

• Theme: Brutalism- raw look • Décor: The art center has been given rough look through exposed brick work and exposed concrete which in part also helps cope with the climatic conditions of Delhi. • Colour scheme: The spaces have a neutral colour palette by use of greys and black.

• Fixed plastic seats have been installed in groups of 3 along the wall of the reception hall for visitors. • The auditorium has fixed non-foldable reclining seats upholstered with fabric.

Art Exhibitions, Music, Dance and Photography classes and workshops, Music and Dance performances

Office Art Galleries Semi open gallery with amphitheatre Auditorium Sculpture Court plant nursery Library Director’s Room Café

• Theme: Synchronization between outdoors and indoors • Décor: The art center has been given raw look through rough-cut stone along with concrete blocks with plastered finish. • Colour scheme: The spaces have a neutral colour palette by use of beige

• The open café at Triveni has white metal French chairs • Auditorium has fixed non-foldable reclining seats upholstered with fabric.

•Wall:Rough-cut stone, Concrete blocks with plastered finish •Floor: tile flooring •Ceiling : plastered square grid ceiling

• Modern minimalistic furniture is used in lobby areas, dining halls and library. • Auditorium seats have khadi cotton upholstery.

• Wall: Exposed concrete and wooden panels • Floor: Rugged quartzite stone and blue kota stone • Ceiling: stone work and P.O.P. false ceiling

Seminars, Symposia, Meetings, Dance Recitals, Film Screenings and Drama

Art Exhibitions, Conferences, Seminars, 97,000 sqmt Meetings, Music Theatre, Dance performances

Auditorium Conference rooms Seminar Halls Art Gallery Library Office Multipurpose hall Lounge Bar Dining hall Guestrooms (Hostel)

Theatre performances

The design concept is simplicity and • Theme: North Indian theme which has an Islamic influence as it is situated relationships. IIC has been designed with the adjacent to lodi garden idea of forming simple and minimalistic spaces • Décor: The décor is kept informal yet classy rather than luxurious and lavish. There is a close • Mood: The centre provides a relaxed romantic mood by keeping indoors relationship between the garden, water bodies, and outdoors in sync with each other. exteriors and interiors.

Exposed Concrete, Brick Work (walls) , Stone

Convention Centre Amphitheatre Visual Art • Theme: Indian Eclecic theme executed by use of local available materials The Stein Auditorium - fixed non-foldable • Walls: clean white painted walls, The concept was to design a cultural center with Gallery Auditorium to form modern geometric patterns. reclining seats upholstered with velvet wooden panels proper air flow through all areas (indoors as well Restaurant Information • Mood: Formal feel with rigid geometric patterns fabric. The Theatre: has • Floor: Geometric patterns using as outdoors) by use of traditional building Centre Food Court • Colour Scheme: earthy tones such as greens, mustard, black and browns movable furniture which lets the space serve stone and marble materials and techniques. Library multiple functions. • Ceiling: POP false ceiling Offices

Conferene Hall Auditorium Board Rooms Media Centre Seminars, Conferences, Offices Exhibitions, Performances Pantry and lectures. Art Gallery Academic Block Café/Restaurant Museum and souvenir shop

Art and Photography 32000sqmt Exhibitions, Music, Theater and Dance

Flexibility in spaces for performance of different art forms as large number of events had to be organized in a small plot and harmony between the interior and exteriors.

FINISHES - WALL/ FLOOR/ CEILING

Auditorium Theatre halls Amphitheatre Art gallery Academic block Apartments

Auditorium Rehearsal room Outdoor Patio

The concept behind designing IGNCA was to bring together the five elements - fire, water, earth, sky and air.

The concept was to design a multi-venue, multipurpose center with a contemporary look which reflects its aim to provide a platform for display of contemporary art forms.

Fusing Global with the local to create crosscultural theatre to create dialogue between the East and West.

• Theme: Indian art and crafts • Décor: The spaces in the centre have vibrancy by use by display of traditional indian arts • Colour Scheme: Indian traditional colours like orange, red and green

• Theme: Contemporary • Décor: luxurious and lavish look • Colour scheme: Warm tones like browns

The auditorium seats are upholstered with fabric made from traditional indian craft technique.

Jamshed Baba Theatre: Fixed folding seats upholstered with grey coloured fabric Godrej Theatre: Fixed plastic seating

• Theme: Indian and Modern fusion • Décor: Indian traditional decorative items blended with English structure of the building The Auditorium's foldable reclining seats are • Colour Scheme: Warm colour palette which includes reds and browns upholstered with red velvet fabric

FACILITIES

Hostel Facilities Class rooms Library Faculty Photo Art Gallery Auditorium Canteen

Exhibition spaces - Art gallaries, Sculpture court Performance spaces - Auditorium Rooms for rehearsals, classes and workshops Library Cafe

Hostel facility Private dining halls Member’s only library, restaurant, lounge and bar Exhibition spaces Performance spaces – Auditorium, Amphitheatre, multipurpose hall Spaces for meetings, seminars and conferences

Art galleries and exhibition spaces Auditorium, performance spaces and halls for seminars and conferences Library and Information Centre Office space and accommodations Cafeteria Bank Fitness Centre Guest Rooms Film Club Parking area

Exhibition spaces for visual arts – art galleries Performance spaces – Auditorium Board Auditorium : • Rooms for conferences and meetings Media centre Walls: wainscott (wooden) Amphitheatre • Floor: Wooden panels Academic Block • Ceiling: Exposed grid ceiling Parking facility

SPECIAL FEATURES

Reception hall can also serve as an exhibition space. Cantilevered upper level that allows for close interaction between audience and stage

Use of jalli panels on the exteriors to cope with delhi’s hot weather.

Usage of age old time principles of shading devices - Jaali screens and cross ventilation to keep interiors pleasant.

Presence of interesting courtyards that are partially open.

Use of traditional Indian tribal art and crafts in interior spaces.

• Wall: Concrete panels with plaster Exhibition spaces for visual arts – art galleries finish with hollow projections to Performance spaces – Auditorium, Theatre halls and disperse sound, wooden panels Contemporary elements in theatre halls Amphitheatre • Floor: Woolen carpet, such as the grand chandelier at the centre Staying facility – apartments hardwood(stage floor) of the ceiling of Jamshed Baba Theatre Parking facility • Ceiling: POP False Ceiling

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• Wall: Exposed brickwork and wooden panels • Floor: Earth/adobe floor • Ceiling: Exposed Ceiling

Soundproof rehearsal rooms Auditorium Elevator Free Wi-fi

Integration of oriental elements in terms of décor such as antique Indian doors in an English Theatre.


IHC

Lodhi Road, New Delhi

IGNCA

Janpath, New Delhi

NAME

LOCATION

NCPA SRCPA

TARA THEATRE TRIVENI KALA SANGAM

The Marshall Family Performing Arts Center

IIC

Art Exhibitions, Conferences, Seminars, 97,000 sqmt Meetings, Music Theatre, Dance performances

AREA

Conferene Hall Auditorium Board Rooms Media Centre Seminars, Conferences, Offices Exhibitions, Performances Pantry and lectures. Art Gallery Academic Block TYPES OF EVENTS Café/Restaurant Museum and TYPES OF SPACES souvenir shop TAKING PLACE

Art and Photography Nariman Point, Musical performances, 32000sqmt Exhibitions, Music, Theater MandiMumbai House, New Dance performances, and Dance Delhi Theatre performances

London, UK Mandi House, New Delhi

TX, United States

Lodhi Road, New Delhi

40-45 sqft

65000sqft

18600 sqft

Convention Centre Amphitheatre Visual Art • Theme: Indian Eclecic theme executed by use of local available materials The Stein Auditorium - fixed non-foldable • Walls: clean white painted walls, The concept was to design a cultural center with Gallery Auditorium to form modern geometric patterns. reclining seats upholstered with velvet wooden panels proper air flow through all areas (indoors as well Restaurant Information • Mood: Formal feel with rigid geometric patterns fabric. The Theatre: has • Floor: Geometric patterns using as outdoors) by use of traditional building Centre Food Court • Colour Scheme: earthy tones such as greens, mustard, black and browns movable furniture which lets the space serve stone and marble materials and techniques. Library multiple functions. • Ceiling: POP false ceiling Offices

Art Exhibitions, Music, Theatre performances Dance and Photography classes and workshops, Music and Dance performances

Music, Dance and Theatre performances

Seminars, Symposia, Meetings, Dance Recitals, Film Screenings and Drama

Auditorium Theatre halls Hostel Amphitheatre Class rooms Art gallery Library Academic block Photo Art Gallery Apartments Auditorium Canteen

Office Art Galleries Auditorium Semi open gallery with Rehearsal room amphitheatre Outdoor Patio Auditorium Sculpture Court plant nursery Library Auditorium Director’s Room Studio theatre Café Rehearsal Rooms Film/Video lab Auditorium Classrooms Conference rooms Dressing SeminarRooms Halls Costume Shop Art Gallery Library Office Multipurpose hall Lounge Bar Dining hall Guestrooms (Hostel)

The concept behind designing IGNCA was to bring together the five elements - fire, water, earth, sky and air.

• Theme: Indian art and crafts • Décor: The spaces in the centre have vibrancy by use by display of traditional indian arts • Colour Scheme: Indian traditional colours like orange, red and green

The auditorium seats are upholstered with fabric made from traditional indian craft technique.

DESIGN CONCEPT

AMBIENCE/DÉCOR/ COLOUR SCHEME/ MOOD/ THEME

FURNITURE TYPES

• Theme: Brutalism- raw look The concept was to design a multi-venue, multi• Theme: Contemporary The concept was to design a building using pure • Décor: The art center has been given rough look through exposed brick • Décor: luxurious and lavish look purpose center with a contemporary look which geometrical forms such as cuboid and cylinder work and exposed concrete which in part also helps cope with the climatic • Colour scheme: Warm tones like browns reflects its aim to provide a platform for display by use of materials such as concrete, brick work conditions of Delhi. of contemporary art forms. and stone to give it a raw look similar to a • Colour scheme: The spaces have a neutral colour palette by use of greys sculpture. and black.

Fusing Global with the local to create crosscultural theatre to create dialogue between the Flexibility in spaces performance of different Eastforand West. art forms as large number of events had to be organized in a small plot and harmony between the interior and exteriors.

• Fixed plastic seats have been installed in Jamshed Baba Theatre: Fixed folding seats groups of 3 along the wall of the reception upholstered with grey coloured fabric hall for visitors. Godrej Theatre: Fixed plastic seating • The auditorium has fixed non-foldable reclining seats upholstered with fabric.

• Theme: Indian and Modern fusion • Décor: Indian traditional decorative items blended with English structure of the building The Auditorium's foldable reclining seats are • Theme: between outdoors and indoors • Theupholstered open café at Triveni has white metal • Colour Scheme:Synchronization Warm colour palette which includes reds and browns with red velvet fabric • Décor: The art center has been given raw look through rough-cut stone French chairs along with concrete blocks with plastered finish. • Auditorium has fixed non-foldable • Colour scheme: The spaces have a neutral colour palette by use of beige reclining seats upholstered with fabric.

• Theme: Contemporary • Ambience: Open feel through wall sized windows and double height spaces Establishing a dialogue between building and • Décor: Modern contemporary campus through transparency. • Colour Scheme: apart from the main auditorium which has bright oranges and reds other spaces have a cool colour palette The design concept is simplicity and • Theme: North Indian theme which has an Islamic influence as it is situated relationships. IIC has been designed with the adjacent to lodi garden idea of forming simple and minimalistic spaces • Décor: The décor is kept informal yet classy rather than luxurious and lavish. There is a close • Mood: The centre provides a relaxed romantic mood by keeping indoors relationship between the garden, water bodies, and outdoors in sync with each other. exteriors and interiors.

Modern minimilistic furniture

• Modern minimalistic furniture is used in lobby areas, dining halls and library. • Auditorium seats have khadi cotton upholstery.

Auditorium, performance spaces and halls for seminars and conferences Library and Information Centre Office space and accommodations Cafeteria Bank Fitness Centre Guest Rooms Film Club Parking area

Exhibition spaces for visual arts – art galleries Performance spaces – Auditorium Board Auditorium : • Rooms for conferences and meetings Media centre Walls: wainscott (wooden) Amphitheatre • Floor: Wooden panels Academic Block • Ceiling: Exposed grid ceiling Parking facility

FINISHES - WALL/ FLOOR/ CEILING

FACILITIES

• Wall: Concrete panels with plaster Exhibition spaces for visual arts – art galleries Hostel Facilities finish with hollow projections to Performance spacesClass – Auditorium, rooms Theatre halls and disperse sound, wooden panels Amphitheatre Library • Floor: Woolen carpet, Staying facility – apartments Exposed Concrete, Brick Work Faculty hardwood(stage floor) Parking (walls) , Stone Photo Artfacility Gallery • Ceiling: POP False Ceiling Auditorium Canteen

• Wall: Exposed brickwork and wooden panels •Wall:Rough-cut stone, Concrete • Floor: Earth/adobe floor blocks withExposed plastered finish • Ceiling: Ceiling •Floor: tile flooring •Ceiling : plastered square grid ceiling • Wall: Corridors and rehearsal rooms have glass walls whereas auditorium has wooden panels • Floor: Tile flooring Ceiling: POP False Ceiling • •Wall: Exposed concrete and wooden panels • Floor: Rugged quartzite stone and blue kota stone • Ceiling: stone work and P.O.P. false ceiling

Presence of interesting courtyards that are partially open.

Thesis Project 2017

Soundproof rehearsal rooms Auditorium Exhibition spaces - Art gallaries, Sculpture court Elevator Performance spaces - Auditorium Rooms for Free Wi-fi rehearsals, classes and workshops Library Cafe

Use of traditional Indian tribal art and crafts in interior spaces.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Contemporary elements in theatre halls Reception hall can also serve as an such as the grand chandelier at the centre exhibition space. Cantilevered upper level of the ceiling of Jamshed Baba Theatre that allows for close interaction between audience and stage

Integration of oriental elements in terms of décor such as antique Indian doors in an English Theatre. Use of jalli panels on the exteriors to cope with delhi’s hot weather.

Peformance spaces - Auditorium, Studio theatre Learning Spaces- Classrooms, Rehearsal Rooms, Dressing Rooms Film/Video lab Hostel facility

Illuminated soffits and overhangs provide shade and support outdoor teaching

Private dining halls Member’s only library, restaurant, lounge and bar Exhibition spaces Performance spaces – Auditorium, Amphitheatre, multipurpose hall Spaces for meetings, seminars and conferences

Usage of age old time principles of shading devices - Jaali screens and cross ventilation to keep interiors pleasant.

is a great example of smart space planning. The designdifferent personality without completely changing the original form. ANALYSIS: Despite being designed differently, each art Cen8. Marshall Family Performing Arts Centre has contre serves a common purpose of providing a space specificaling of the Centre is aimed at creating multi-functional spaces. Art galleries and exhibition spaces temporary interiors which up tohalls for date, providly for display or performance of an art form. Performing arts Cen5. IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts), has a strong conAuditorium,are performance spaces and seminars and conferences ing the perfect ambience for the current generation. tre has a different function than a visual art center inCentre terms of how cept and theme which have been blended perfectly. The Centre has also Convention Library and Information Centre Amphitheatre Art • Theme: Indian Eclecic theme executed use of local available materials Stein Auditorium - fixed non-foldable • Walls: clean white painted walls, focused on with functionality of each spaceby and designed themTheaccordingly. audience views the art and theArt Exhibitions, atmosphere created. Visual Delhi isconcept verywas to design The a cultural center Office space and accommodations Conferences, Seminars, Gallery Auditorium to form modern geometric patterns. reclining seats upholstered with velvet wooden panels Lodhi Road, New propereach air flow through 3. all areas as wellInternational Centre) is an ideal place to study how a Cafeteria Presence of interesting courtyards that culturally diverse, and97,000 there a variety of art centers as well, IIC(indoors (India The hascase help IHC sqmt are Meetings, Music Theatre, Restaurant Information • Mood: Formal feel with rigid geometric patterns fabric. The Theatre: • Floor:studies Geometric patterns using in developing an understanding of the Delhi as outdoors) by use of traditional building Bank are partially open. Dance performances Centre Food • Colour Scheme: earthy tones such as is greens, mustard, black anda browns movable furniture which lets the space serve stone and marblerelation. Not only do they help in underhaving a different concept and motive according to Court the users and particular mood and atmosphere created in space according performer-audience materials and techniques. Fitness Centre Library multiple functions. • Ceiling: POP false ceiling Rooms with a specific funcstanding designing of a particular Guest space the audience. The history, theme and concept of the centers deto the target audience. As it’s a place where “intellectuals” meet, a Offices Film Club tion but also how the scenario changes fine the atmosphere, styling and space planning of the centers. calm serene atmosphere has been created to suit their preferences. Parking areawith the location. There 4. IHC (India Habitat Centre) with its motive of bringis a difference in how performing art centers are designed in InMost of the art centers in Delhi were built post-independence with Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of a new modern India. Therefore, all ing different cultures together, provides a platform to india and abroad and studying both helps understand the scope Conferene Hall Auditorium Board Roomsand interiors. Exhibition spaces visual artsto – art galleries and possibilities that are present in fororder design a new one. the existing centers have modern style architecture troduce them to the world. Hence the Centre has been Media Centre • Theme: Indian art and crafts Performance spaces – Auditorium Board Auditorium : • designed to cater to different users and audiences. 1. SRCPA (Sri Ram Centre Seminars, for Conferences, Performing Arts) hosts dance, Offices The concept behind designing IGNCA was to • Décor: The spaces in the centre have vibrancy by use by display of The auditorium seats are upholstered with Rooms for conferences and meetings Media centre Walls: wainscott (wooden) Use of traditional Indian tribal art and IGNCA Janpath, New Delhi Exhibitions, Performances Pantry sets bring together elements - fire, water, arts fabric made from traditional indian craft Amphitheatre NCPA (National Centretraditional for indian Performing Arts), has contemmusic, theatre performances and occasionally up ex- the five6. • Floor: Wooden panels crafts in interior spaces. and lectures. Art Gallery earth, sky and air. • Colour Scheme: Indian traditional colours like orange, red and green technique. Academic Block • Ceiling: Exposed grid ceiling hibitions. With its Brutalism design style, the have a porary interiors with state-of-the-art facilities, and designs Academicspaces Block Parking facility heavy, bulky look and feel as the wholeCafé/Restaurant conceptMuseum of and the buildthat match the current scenario of upcoming interiors design. souvenir shop 7. Tara Theatre has managed to blend global with the local and is a ing was to make it look like a sculpture, a piece of art itself. 2. Triveni Kala Sangam, being built on a small piece of land, perfect example of how to incorporate a theme into space which has a Auditorium • Wall: Concrete panels with plaster NCPA

TARA THEATRE

Nariman Point, Mumbai

London, UK

Art and Photography 32000sqmt Exhibitions, Music, Theater and Dance

Theatre performances

Theatre halls Amphitheatre Art gallery Academic block Apartments

Auditorium Rehearsal room Outdoor Patio

The concept was to design a multi-venue, multipurpose center with a contemporary look which reflects its aim to provide a platform for display of contemporary art forms.

Fusing Global with the local to create crosscultural theatre to create dialogue between the East and West.

• Theme: Contemporary • Décor: luxurious and lavish look • Colour scheme: Warm tones like browns

Jamshed Baba Theatre: Fixed folding seats upholstered with grey coloured fabric Godrej Theatre: Fixed plastic seating

• Theme: Indian and Modern fusion • Décor: Indian traditional decorative items blended with English structure of the building The Auditorium's foldable reclining seats are • Colour Scheme: Warm colour palette which includes reds and browns upholstered with red velvet fabric

finish with hollow projections to disperse sound, wooden panels • Floor: Woolen carpet, hardwood(stage floor) • Ceiling: POP False Ceiling

Exhibition spaces for visual arts – art galleries Performance spaces – Auditorium, Theatre halls and Contemporary elements in theatre halls Amphitheatre such as the grand chandelier at the centre Staying facility – apartments of the ceiling of Jamshed Baba Theatre Parking facility

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Soundproof rehearsal rooms Auditorium Elevator Free Wi-fi

Integration of oriental elements in terms of décor such as antique Indian doors in an English Theatre.


Thesis Project 2017

Site Details Mandi House located near India Gate and Cannaught Place, is the cultural hub of Delhi. It is a place where people meet to share their common love for Art. With art centres and institutions such as Triveni Kala Sangam, Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, National School of Drama and Delhi College of Art, the site is ideal for forming a Peforming Arts Centre.

To Cannaught Place National Museum of Natural History

Triveni Kala Sangam

Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts

Mandi House Metro Station Mandi House Circle

National School of Drama

Address: 4, Bhagvandas Road, Mandi House, New Delhi Total Plot Area : 11331 sqmt

Delhi College of Art Kamani Auditorium

To India Gate

CONNECTIVITY: Metro: The site is connected to three Metro Stations - Mandi House, ITO and Pragati Maidan which are at a walking distance from the site. Bus: There are plenty bus sops in the region including one right in front of the site - Aga Khan Bus Stop.

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Scope of the Project A performing arts centre which embraces the classical Indian design style along with a touch of contemporary look through the concept of storytelling is the proposed project. The primary objective of the Centre being promoting and preserving classical art forms while providing a platform for various other types of performing arts. It is also an effort to make people about the fundamentals of classical Indian performing arts as stated in the Natya Shastra that include the basic nine emotions. The thesis will focus on designing the first phase of the Centre by creating spaces for exhibition of art forms while keeping in mind about future expansion of the Centre. The Centre will provide spaces for performances, rehearsals, exhibition, retail and research. The performance spaces which includes a performance hall cum café with its dual function will serve as a point of attraction amongst the other art centres present in the same locality as there aren’t any eating joints with a large capacity in the Mandi House hub. The hall can serve different functions at the same time as well as at different times of the day by use of modular seating. The project will also involve landscaping of the site and certain spaces of the site such as the open-air theatre and auditorium will be retained as designing them is out of my expertise.

Site Plan (Museum)

Project Components: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lobby Information Centre with Waiting Area Retail Store Dance Studio Music Studio Theatre Studio Open Gallery space Open Air Theatre (retained as in site) Public Washrooms Courtyard Performance hall/Cafe Auditorium (retained as in site)

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Green Rooms Director’s Office Library Administration Block Cafeteria Staff Washrooms Store and Maintenance (space allotment) Kitchens (space allotment)

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Concept Shanta The concept is to design a Performing Arts Centre which attempts to narrate a story through its interiors. Reconnecting the Indian classical design forms and adding a touch of contemporary style, the Centre attempts to stand out in contrast to the existing modern style Performing Art Centers. The project seeks to tell a tale of Nav Ras or Nine emotions as elucidated in the Natya Shastra, the foundation of all Indian classical performing art forms. By forming a connection between the spaces and the art forms being exhibited, the Centre gives a feel of a performance taking place at every corner. The inspiration comes from the origins of performing art spaces that were in the form of amphitheatres, in terms of space planning, materials and decor.

Shringar Adbhuta Hasya Bibhatsa

Nav Ras Karuna

Bhayanaka Veera

Raudra

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• All spaces had linear forms • No interactive spaces present • Concept on well executed in terms of experience pro-

LAYOUT 2

vided by forms of the spaces • Director’s office not in close proximity to the entrances and the performance areas.

and provide an opportunity to meet new people. • Unnecessary pockets formed where when there are too people present they may collide.

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• Playing with odd angles instead of just 45 degree angles to create more interesting spaces experientially. • Dead spaces formed by formation of

• Playing with 45 degree angles • Addition of interactive spaces in the form of amphitheatre steps which provide as space for people to relax

acute angles by walls. • Corridors don’t provide an interesting experience as per the concept.

• More play of odd angle in different spaces while taking care of not forming dead spaces. • More interactive spaces added by forming amphithe-

atre steps in different areas. • Corridors still form a relatively straight clear flow which doesn’t follow the concept.

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DESCRIPTION HARDWOOD FLOORING

BRICK WORK

MIRROR

S.No. 12

College: PEARL ACADEMY

Project Name: THESIS PROJECT - PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Drawing Title:

Name: TANUSHREE SAKSENA

DANCE STUDIO DETAIL SECTIONAL ELEVATIONS

Scale:

1:100

Units:

MM

Date: 24.04.17


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The front two entrances 1 and 2 are in close proximity to the parking area and one can access the box office and main entry (1)of the building from there.

Entrance 3 and 4 to the building connect the building to the side gardens .

The back entrances 3 and 4 4 are in close proximity to the Open-Air Theatre, staff entry(5) 2 to the building. 5 and side entry (2)

4

4

3

1

1

2 5 2

3

While entrance 8 provides access to the kitchen.

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7

Entrance try to

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provides back enthe green rooms.

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The building has several points to enter with the front entrance (1) 1 and side entrance (2) 2 being the primary ones, both accessible to the public. The front entrance (1) 1 leads to the lobby and thereby the information Centre and waiting area. The lobby also provides a side entry to the green rooms. On the other hand the side entrance (2) 2 to the building provides accessibility to the visitors that may have work with the administration or director.

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Project Name: THESIS PROJECT - PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Drawing Title: LAYOUT PLAN

Name: TANUSHREE SAKSENA Scale:

1:500

Units:

MM

Date:


Thesis Project 2017

RENDERED PLAN

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RENDERED REFLECTED CEILING PLAN

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RENDERED SECTIONAL ELEVATIONS

SECTION B

SECTION A

SECTION A

SECTION B

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CIRCULATION

As the concept of the Performing Arts Centre is to storytelling the circulation is made in such a way that the twists and turns of the corridors gives an experience of building up a story and it represents the turn of events that take place in an interesting story.

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Taking inspiration from the earliest forms of performance spaces- amphitheaters, the idea was to create interactive spaces in the form of steps in different areas of the Centre where visitors can sit, relax and talk. With artificial grass laid on the steps, it will bring a feel of being closer to nature in the interior spaces and augment the amphitheater ambience. It also will give a impression of a performance taking place at different corners of the building.

The steps will have downlighters present at the risers to add to the drama of the space.

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FLOORING FINISHES

Hardwood Sprung flooring

Crema Beige Marble

Coloured Marble inlay work different colours represent different emotions of the Nav Ras

Coloured Marble

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Thesis Project 2017 COURTYARD

INFORMATION CENTRE AND WAITING AREA

The idea was to tell a story of the nine emotions or nav ras as stated in the natya shastra through colour that each emotion represents in the interiors.

PUBLIC WASHROOMS

ADB HUT A

SHRINGAR

CORRIDORS

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IBH

ATS A RETAIL STORE

RAUDRA

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HAS

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OPEN EXHIBITION SPACE

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BHAYANAKA

NA

The colour is applied on the brick work on walls at random points and on flooring through marble inlay work. PERFORMANCE HALL/CAFE

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM

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Pillars will have ghungroos attached to tell on all sides in the form of dense clusters at the bottom, reducing their density as they reach the top part of the pillar.

The motif printed on the doors represent marigold flower which are considered auspicious in Indian culture and are often used to decorate performance spaces.

All spaces of the building have brick wall finish. The corridors have mirrors attached at random points. The lobby space is designed to serve an introduction to the concept of Nav Ras or Nine emotions. Hence the walls of the same have different colours painted on the brick work to represent colours of each emotion. Large back-lit panels in the lobby with content about the concept of Nav Ras printed on it in the form of a scroll will provide information about the same.

LOBBY

The lobby will also have hanging pendant lights in the shape of diyas inspired from the diya that is before starting a performance .

CORRIDORS

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INFORMATION CENTRE AND WAITING AREA

The information Centre serves the function of providing information about various events taking place in the Centre. One can easily access the information as the information Centre will be equipped with computers and printing machines. The waiting area adjacent to the information center will provide space for visitors to sit and relax before an event. Visitors can get to know about the different events that will take place later through the brochures kept in the waiting area.

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RETAIL STORE

The retail store is placed in close proximity to the lobby and performance halls to attract visitors. The arched glass windows provide visibility from the people walking in the corridors.

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DANCE STUDIO The dance studio has been designed in a contemporary style with white walls and hardwood sprung flooring. The studio has been equipped with large mirrors and ballet barres to suit its function. Walls have exposed brick work just like the rest of the building but in contrast have been painted white in colour to give the space an open feel.

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Thesis project - Tanushree Saksena  

A performing arts centre which embraces the classical Indian design style along with a touch of contemporary look through the concept of sto...

Thesis project - Tanushree Saksena  

A performing arts centre which embraces the classical Indian design style along with a touch of contemporary look through the concept of sto...

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