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TRIVENI KALA SANGAM

TRIVENI KALA SANGAM

The existing building can be read almost like a campus of individual blocks, each specifically designed for a purpose that is reflected like their respective elevations. A four-story classroom block is joined by a wall-less entry foyer to the art gallery and the open-air auditorium. A three-story extension to the north was built in 1977, which accommodates additional classrooms, artists’ residences, and a 200-seat auditorium. Despite being built to Mr. Stein’s fastidious attention to quality, the building has started showing its age, both by being non-compliant to new safety norms and by general deterioration under the ravages of the climate, where temperatures swing by almost 50ºC through the year.​

In 2013, AKDA began the process of upgrading the building, first to comply with more stringent fire-

safety regulations and then to preserve the building’s façade, including the signature screen, or jaali. The physical manifestation of this process is an external metal stair, providing an additional egress point from the auditorium. Fabricated entirely from steel, with minimal vertical supports, the stair is attached to the side of the building on a largely blank façade. Rendered in bright orange, the addition enlivens the sculpture court into which it descends. Rather than attempt something that would blend in with the subdued character of the building, the stair was designed to be a departure from the old, retaining the spirit of what Stein sought, as opposed to the physicality. Part of the larger plan to upgrade the building includes internal improvements to the auditorium and the classroom block.

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