Women's Market, Imphal
A Community Retail Centre in Imphal
This community retail centre uses regional forms to inform a modern vocabulary for market space that is covered yet not enclosed.
Developing a Regional Modernity
Ima Market in Manipur is perhaps the only market in the world to be run entirely by women. The climate of the place required a open buiding that allows for the informality of the market to find its own patterns. The design submitted to the state government on whose pattern the market was eventually built tried to reinvent a modern vocabulary based on traditional building systems.