This centre was originally set up to provide health services for the slum-dwellers of Aurangabad, but its remit was soon expanded to encompass dedicated social services such as AIDS education, a literacy programme, savings schemes for women, guidance for adolescent girls and IT training. The form of the building is directly inspired by the freedom-fighter after whom it is named. 'Lahuji was tall, well built, aggressive, highly imposing - the building is imposing too, masculine, tall, and [it] establishes a grand, gigantic scale'. The earthquake-resistant RCC frame is 'camouflaged' with exposed brick.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 411 m²; combined floor area: 985 m²; total site area: 1,667 m²