CP Kukreja Architects is all set to open their exhibition ‘Five Decades of India’s Built Environment’ on June 24th at The Lalit in London, UK. Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2022 programme, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through five decades of the evolution of India’s architectural landscape through the lens of the leading Indian architecture and design practice. By presenting a wide array of projects across timelines, the exhibit will deconstruct histories, present insights, and highlight bold, progressive architecture critical to the past, present and future of India and its people.
CP Kukreja Architects is the first and only Indian architecture firm to be invited to present an independent exhibit at LFA, London’s foremost celebration of architecture and city-making. CPKA was founded in 1969 by the Late CP Kukreja, who was at the forefront of India’s modern architecture movement in the 1970s and 80s along with contemporaries such as Charles Correa and Raj Rewal. The firm is currently helmed by Dikshu Kukreja, who is spearheading sustainability and innovation through the firm’s latest projects. The practice has played a pivotal role in establishing a distinctive identity for the built environment of a post-independent India and has completed over 1000 projects across scales and typologies till date.
‘Five Decades of India’s Built Environment’ will explore landmark buildings from the 1970s and 80s that contributed to the birth of a unique architectural identity for a newly independent India that was coming into its own. Further, moving to the 1990s and 2000s, the exhibition will present exploratory and investigative projects that experimented with new-age materials and broke conventions as opportunities opened up in the country post economic liberalisation. Finally, the exhibition will showcase the buildings of the day that are at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and sustainability while being rooted in the local context.
The opening of the exhibition will feature a stimulating discussion on India’s transformations across aspects such as literature, culture and politics over the last five decades and their impact on the evolution of India’s built environment. The conversation will be led by Dikshu C. Kukreja, Managing Principal, CPKA; Rosa Rogina, Director, London Festival of Architecture; Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Member of Parliament and President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations; Amish Tripathi, Author and Director of Nehru Centre, London, the cultural wing of the High Commission of India in the UK.
TitleCP Kukreja Architects' Exhibition at London Festival of Architecture to Explore Five Decades of India's Built Environment
FromJune 24, 2022 12:00 PM
UntilJune 24, 2022 01:30 PM