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Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India (1960-1962)

Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India (1960-1962)

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People

  • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

Title

Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India (1960-1962)

Dates of creation

1949-2001

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 19 drawings (including 18 reprographic copies)
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 in Chandigarh, India from 1960-1962. This project consisted of a 600-seat theatre comprised of two square-shaped volumes, turned on their axis to overlap at their corners. The stage was located directly at the overlap, with the back-of-house occupying one square and the audience in the other. Inside, the roof frame was left exposed and meticulous detail was paid to the theatre's acoustics. The building's brick exterior had almost no windows, except those located along the first-level below a canopy that wrapped the theatre. Large-scale alterations have since been made to the iconic theatre.

The project is recorded through drawings and textual records dating from 1949-2001. The majority of the drawings are reprographic copies, but many are annotated. There are a number of drawings dating from 1999-2001 that likely show future work to the theatre, since they are outside the scope of the theatre's original construction. The textual records consist of research on theatre design, dating much earlier than this project, and a magazine review of the acoustics in the Tagore Theatre.

Reference Number

AP206.S1.1960.PR01

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type and the drawings have been arranged based on their intended purpose.

Location

Chandigarh India

Related units of description

  • For additional materials related to this project, see the following files described in this fonds: AP206.S2.005 AP206.S2.014 AP206.S2.046 AP206.S3.022 AP206.S3.023 AP206.S3.153

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    • Reference Number: AP206.S1.1960.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketch plan, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: circa 1960
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 33 x 27 cm

    Credit line:

    Aditya Prakash fonds Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/ Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal; Don de Leah C. Martin et Vikramaditya Prakash / Gift of Leah C. Martin and Vikramaditya Prakash

    Folder Number:

    206-008-03

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    • Reference Number: AP206.S1.1960.PR01.002
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, interior axonometric view and acoustical drawings, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1960-1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 92 x 66 cm Sheet (largest): 135 x 70 cm

    Physical Description:

    These drawings are badly torn. Extra vigilance is required when handling.

    Credit line:

    Aditya Prakash fonds Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/ Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal; Don de Leah C. Martin et Vikramaditya Prakash / Gift of Leah C. Martin and Vikramaditya Prakash

    Folder Number:

    206-011-02

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    • Reference Number: AP206.S1.1960.PR01.003
    • Title: Plans and axonometric drawings, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: circa 1960
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 14 x 10 cm

    Credit line:

    Aditya Prakash fonds Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/ Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal; Don de Leah C. Martin et Vikramaditya Prakash / Gift of Leah C. Martin and Vikramaditya Prakash

    Folder Number:

    206-034-06

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    • Reference Number: AP206.S1.1960.PR01.004
    • Title: Research on theatre design and article on acoustics of Tagore Theatre, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1949-1965
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

    Description:

    The article is entitled "Acoustics of the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh" by M. Pancholy, A.F. Chhapgar and Davinder Singh and appeared in The Indian Concrete Journal in December 1965.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Aditya Prakash fonds Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/ Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal; Don de Leah C. Martin et Vikramaditya Prakash / Gift of Leah C. Martin and Vikramaditya Prakash

    Folder Number:

    206-011-03

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    • Reference Number: AP206.S1.1960.PR01.005
    • Title: Rehearsal space proposal, plans and sections, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1999-2001
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

    Description:

    These drawings appear to be from later work done on the theatre for the Department of Urban Planning, Chandigarh Administration.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 87 x 39 cm Sheet (largest): 101 x 74 cm

    Credit line:

    Aditya Prakash fonds Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/ Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal; Don de Leah C. Martin et Vikramaditya Prakash / Gift of Leah C. Martin and Vikramaditya Prakash

    Folder Number:

    206-008-04

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