India’s architectonic boom
Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. This rapid growth has led to a boom in construction with the recent construction of skyscrapers that accompany the fusion of Persian and Hindu architecture of the Indo-Saracen style.
After India’s independence, Ahmedabad began to accumulate buildings commissioned by such great architects as Louis Kahn, who designed the IIM-A; Le Corbusier with the Shodhany Sarabhai villages, the SanskarKendra, the Mills Owners Association building and the Ahmedabad Museum; and Frank Lloyd Wright, who devised the administrative building of Calico Mills and Calico’s dome. Also worthy of mention are the works of B. V. Doshi, author of the School of Architecture, the Gandhi Institute of Labor and Charles Correa, among others. Ahmedabad impresses by the concentration of interesting buildings signed by true stars of architecture and by the characteristic local style of its ancient constructions.
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