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.

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The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Location
New Delhi, India
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2007
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Castro Canteen and MF Hussain Cultural Centre
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cafeteria / canteen
commercial
cultural center
public/cultural