Krushi Bhawan

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Krushi Bhawan is a facility developed for Government of Odisha’s Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment located in Bhubaneshwar: home to multiple agrarian communities; the 130,000 sq.ft administrative centre has been designed as an office for a team of nearly 600 people, in addition to accommodating spaces for community engagement and learning.
It transcends the typical closed office campus morphology by integrating governmental functions with direct community engagement and education. Through a meticulously developed spatial programme, the complex brings the Odisha farmers and the citizens of Bhubaneswar into the fold and facilitates their interaction and collaboration. It thus seeks to present with its design and building process a model of frugal innovation that celebrates culture, seeks to include the neighbourhood and is highly sustainable and relevant to what countries such as India need.

Unit 4, Keshari Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Applicant and authors of the project
Studio Lotus.
Founded in 2002 by Ambrish Arora, Ankur Choksi and Sidhartha Talwar, Studio Lotus is acknowledged as a thought leader in the country for its work in the domain of Architecture and Spatial Design. Our work is grounded on the principles of Conscious design, an approach that celebrates local resources, cultural influences, a keen attention to detail and an inclusive process. We follow an iterative and incremental methodology of innovation and root our learning in history and local context.
Project team: Ambrish Arora, Sidhartha Talwar, Raman Vig, Sachin Dabas

Other participants
Structural Consultant — NNC Design International
Mechanical Sterling — India Consulting Engineers
Electrical Sterling — India Consulting Engineers
Civil — Studio Lotus, Delhi
Landscape — ROHA Landscape Architects
HVAC Sterling — India Consulting Engineers
Plumbing Sterling — India Consulting Engineers