The revitalization of the Delhi Art Gallery required a complete restructuring of interior spaces and the positioning of a striking architectural exterior to sit in with the contours of the heritage precinct of the 13th century Hauzkhas village, Delhi. The new simple facade stands apart from today’s chaotic urban sprawl, yet still resonates with the region’s historic fabric. The interior of the gallery had constraints of structural stability as the space was fragmented into various sections across adjacent buildings. The challenge was to fuse disparate spaces and create cohesive volumes with visual connect across the three levels of the main gallery, constantly surprising and delighting visitors. From this we managed to carve out a private zone for a large administrative block that seamlessly and more importantly - invisibly controls the gallery’s daily functioning. The sculpture court towards the end on the ground level is a dramatic, yet intimate space where the stone architecture adds another dimension to the experience of the works on display.
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