As part of the Out of India Season, RIBA presents the first major UK exhibition showcasing the work of renowned Indian architect Charles Correa. The exhibition is designed by David Adjaye and curated by Dr. Irena Murray. Rooted both in modernism and the rich traditions of people, place and climate,Charles Correa (b.1930) has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture and urbanism for post-war India.
Correa is an internationally recognized architect and urban designer (Royal Gold Medal for architecture 1984, Aga Khan Award 1998) who has played a pivotal role in the creation of architecture for post-Independence India. Drawing on a unique philosophy rooted in the rich traditions of people and climate, Correa’s work is informed both by a world view and intimate understanding of place. This exhibition showcases his signature projects from across the world and features images, drawings, photographs, models and films charting a career spanning over five decades.
Curated by Dr Irena Murray, RIBA Sir Bannister Fletcher Curator and designed by internationally renowned architect David Adjaye, this exhibition is a chance to see highlights from the Correa archive whilst also celebrating one of our most distinguished contemporary global architects in practice today.
The occasion will also see a new book “Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect” produced to accompany the exhibition – available at RIBA Bookshops.
Dates: 14 May 2013 – 04 September 2013
Timings: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
Fees: Free of charge
Other events in the series:
Charles Correa: The Gestures of Human Occupation
Great City, Terrible Place?: the Indian Metropolis in the 21st Century
Enduring Images of India: Art, Architecture and Metaphor
Volume Zero: The Work of Charles Correa