Another Architectural Competition | Another Shroud of Mystery

During my recent conversation Architect Sameep Padora along with other friends of fraternity, it came to light the unfortunate farce that continues to surround architectural competitions and resultant commissions. Upon being unanimously awarded, the organisers continue to seek justification on grounds such as the foliage of trees on site is not an exact match to the submitted design model. This in addition to DUAC declaring the project unworthy months after the Jury, allegedly without following the due process required for a DUAC approval.

“we haven’t signed any documents or generated the format of information needed by the DUAC as a pre-requisite for conceptual submissions” – Sameep Padora

This development for the War Museum occurs months after the Amravati Capital Complex was taken away from Maki Associates after being declared the competition winners.

More Details and Interesting Read:

  • http://www.posts.architecturelive.in/grand-juries-no-buildings-architectural-competitions-india/
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/plan-for-war-museum-at-india-gate-nixed/articleshow/62610730.cms

cover photo credit – https://worldarchitecture.org/

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