We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mr. Charles Correa. What was wonderful about this opportunity was to meet the man of outstanding stature- A Padma Vibhushan & Padmashri awards winner, he has won acclaim and honor not just in India, but all over the world.
Charles Correa (1930- ) 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 an architecture for post-Independence India.
Rooted in the subcontinent, but educated as an architect in the United States and steeped in the modernist teachings of Le Corbusier, tradition and modernity are not opposites for him. Always contemporary, he has subtly layered the history of the land and of ideas in his designs.
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects, UK ) is all set to honor this world renowned Indian architect with an exhibition of his work in London.
We created a presentation for him showcasing all his legendary work, and we were taken aback by the sheer numbers that we dealt with- projects that ran into thousands, awards that ran into multiples of ten, innumerable articles- the works.
When I met him, I was astounded by the great energy and enthusiasm that Mr. Correa has for everything around him. He loves to share new ideas, explains his requirements well and is exceedingly warm and friendly. It is inspiring to meet him and easy to see why he is best of the best.
We are really looking forward to his exhibition which will be starting from 14th May onwards through September.
His profile can be found at :