(Foto © C-Mine, Genk)
C-mine is presenting the architecture exhibition ‚Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People‘ from 2 July until 6 November 2022, on the work and practice of the renowned Indian architect. The exibition is a project by the Vitra Design Museum and the Wüstenrot Foundation in cooperation with the Vastushilpa Foundation.
The exhibition opened in 2019 at Vitra Design Museum, as the first international retrospective about the about the 2018 Pritzker Prize laureate Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927, Pune, India) outside of Asia. The renowned architect and urban planner is one of the few pioneers of modern architecture in his home country and the first Indian architect to receive the prestigious award. Earlier this month he was honoured with the ‚Royal Gold Medal for Architecture‚ 2022, by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
More informationen about the exhibition here
Friday 1 July 2022
Exhibition open from 5 pm until 11 pm
Official opening with curator of the exhibition Khushnu Panthaki Hoof, interviewed by Belgian architect and journalist Koen Van Synghel.
In the presence of Louise Osieka, Director (C-mine) and Anniek Nagels, elderman of Culture (city of Genk).
Followed by a drink on the terrace of the Energy Building.
About the exhibition
With the exhibition »Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People«, Vitra Design Museum presents the first international retrospective about the 2018 Pritzker Prize laureate Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927, Pune, India) outside of Asia. The renowned architect and urban planner is one of the few pioneers of modern architecture in his home country and the first Indian architect to receive the prestigious award. During over 60 years of practice, Doshi has realized a wide range of projects, adopting principles of modern architecture and adapting them to local culture, traditions, resources, and nature. The exhibition will present numerous significant projects realized between 1958 and 2014, ranging in scale from entire cities and town planning projects to academic campuses as well as cultural institutions and public administrative offices, from private residences to interiors. Among these works are pioneering buildings like the Indian Institute of Management (1977, 1992), Doshi’s architectural studio Sangath (1980), and the famous low-cost housing project Aranya (1989). Exhibits will include a wealth of original works such as drawings, models, and art works from Doshi’s archive and studio, but also photography, film footage and several full-scale installations. An extensive timeline will give an overview of the architect’s career from 1947 until today, attesting to his close relationships with other influential architects and thought leaders such as Le Corbusier and Christopher Alexander.