Extension to the National Gallery of Modern Art
Second Prize winning entry for the New Wing at NGMA, New Delhi
The competition was an important project due to its location in the heart of New Delhi but also because through the design it allowed for a critical response to a colonial building and an important artifact. The architectural response to the existing building with its neo-classical symmetrical plan was to complement the concavity of the form with a courtyard that would serve to join the new wing with the old. The New wing with a modernist stand of 'respect without imitation' could then build upon the rationality of the earlier scheme to create forms that would ripple out from the central courtyard.