Renowned architect Charles Correa passed away

He was the Chief Architect behind the development of Navi Mumbai along with Shirish Patel and Pravina Mehta.

Created On: Jun 18, 2015 10:34 IST

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 designed the famous monuments and buildings of the nation ranging from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum in Ahmedabad; Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Bhopal; National Crafts Museum, New Delhi; Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal and British Council, Delhi.

He also designed McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Boston and Champalimaud Centre for The Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. 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. 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 including the Padma Shri award (1972), Padma Vibhushan (2006), Royal Gold Medal for Architecture (1984) by the Royal Institute of British Architects, 7th Aga Khan Award for Architecture (1998) by Praemium Imperiale of Japan.

Correa was born on 1 September 1930 in Secunderabad, Telangana.

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