Jawahar Kala Kendra Architecture

1 May 2024

Jawahar Kala Kendra plan comprises eight blocks divided into museums, galleries, an amphitheatre, an auditorium, a library, an art studio, a small hostel, and a cafeteria.

Jawahar Kala Kendra plan is eerily similar to Jaipur City’s plan. It consists of nine squares with the central square kept open. It is designed according to the primordial architectural principles; of the Vastu.

Correa’s decision to integrate the city’s ‘navagraha’ plan is imbued with local context and culture. As one enters the courtyard, they cross the verdant garden and make their way past several alfresco pavilions.

Painted domes, amphitheatres, cafés, and art galleries are all accessible through archways, which appear to be encircling the building. At the theatre's entrance is a mural depicting a palm reading.