Parliament Library
New Delhi, India
Conceived within the Indian tradition, built in a contemporary idiom', the Parliament Library relates quietly to its context - the heart of Sir Edward Lutyens' urban design of Delhi. Its external facade, clad in red sandstone, is 'austere for aesthetic and functional reasons'. Internally, the defining theme is light, admitted through three courtyards and twelve domes. The domes are of various sizes and are constructed of lightweight fibre cement, bright steel lattice and tensile cables, structural glass and glass bricks. A roof garden provides a gathering space for scholars and parliamentarians in the winter, and a thermal barrier in the summer.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
New Delhi, India
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Events
2003
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 13,380 m²; total site area: 39,916 m²
Variant Names
Parliament Library
Building Usages
parliamentary building
government
library
educational
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project