Castro Canteen and MF Hussain Cultural Centre
New Delhi, India
A semi-open cafeteria and an enclosed, air-conditioned contemporary art gallery are placed around a landscaped court, to create a meeting place and cultural hub for the students of the Jamia University in New Delhi. The architects, known for their use of contemporary architectural language, have designed a project that stands apart from the colonial styles and ‘Muslim’ ornamentation that characterised the older buildings on campus. The materials were chosen to express the building’s contemporary identity: steel and stone for the cafeteria, and concrete and glass (with metal louvers to modulate the light) in the gallery space.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
New Delhi, India
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