India’s renowned contemporary architect Charles Correa on 16 June 2015 passed away following a brief illness in Mumbai. He was 84.
He led the creation of architecture for post-Independence India.
He was the founder of Mumbai’s Urban Design Research Institute that works to protect the environment and improve lives of urban communities.
He was the Chief Architect behind the development of Navi Mumbai along with Shirish Patel and Pravina Mehta.
Correa was born on 1 September 1930 in Secunderabad, Telangana. He designed the famous monuments and buildings of the nation which includes:
|Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum||Ahmedabad|
|Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Bhopal|
|National Crafts Museum||New Delhi|
His work in other countries includes:
|McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT||Boston (U.S.A.)|
|Champalimaud Centre for The Unknown||Lisbon (Portugal)|
He also had served as Chairman of the National Commission on Urbanization in 1985.
Correa was bestowed with various awards in his lifetime for his works which includes: