A Second Life: Reimagining a Neglected Structure for a Contemporary Use

Following India’s independence in 1947, architecture played a crucial role in showcasing a progressive India by constructing modern cultural and educational buildings. Unfortunately, in recent times, these historically significant structures have fallen victim to political decisions, resulting in their reckless demolition.

This project focuses on a specific case study, the Hall of Nations in New Delhi, and proposes a solution based on the principles of adaptive reuse that safeguards the preservation of an architectural heritage while simultaneously maintaining its significance in the modern urban fabric. The project proposes to convert these exhbition pavillions into a museum for architecture showcasing works from the post-colonial era.