Charles Correa Foundation has recently released several snippets of ‘You & Your Neighbourhood’, Charles Correa’s 1955 Master Thesis at MIT, an animation film for which the architect was scriptwriter, animator, photographer and director. The thesis put forward the idea of a participatory process for the betterment of neighbourhoods, with a strong emphasis on creating a framework for improving urban conditions in a bottom-up approach.Continue reading “Charles Correa’s 1955 Master Thesis Uses Animated Film to Explain Public Participation in Urban Processes”
The Correa Map
The Charles Correa Foundation is proud to publish a map of his work. This map plots buildings designed by Correa in his six decades of practice; projects built worldwide, though many of them in India.
We believe that the theories discussed by Charles Correa in his many writings can be best understood through his built work. We hope that this map can help interested visitors locate these buildings, visit them, and understand them in their context.
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The list is arranged chronologically and buildings are tagged by typology.
Commercial Leisure Housing Institutions Urbanisation
There are yet a few projects by Correa that we know were built, but due to rapid urbanisation all around, we are now unable to locate. They are:
- Plutonium Plant, Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Humanities Department, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat
- Suhrid Geigy – Laboratory and Processing Plant, Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Palm Avenue House, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Sen-Raleigh Polytechnic, Asansol, West Bengal
- Thakore House, Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Carbide Battery Plant, Hyderabad, Telangana
- Dutta House, New Delhi
- Ferreira House, Mumbai
- Menezes House, Pune, Maharashtra,
- Gobhai House, Golvad, Dahanu, Maharashtra
If you could help us locate these buildings, please send us a recent image and a location pin to email@example.com with the subject “CCA Map: name of building“
Also, please let us know over email or in the comments below, if you think we have left out any of his built projects. We hope this map will grow to become an inventory of the many buildings that Charles Correa designed.