Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India (1963-1968)
This project series documents the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, India from 1963-1968. With Prakash as the senior architect, this project consisted of the design of the entire campus, including the boys' hostel and mess, and the Agricultural Engineering College (AEC). Under this project, Prakash also designed campuses for the University in Hisar and Palampur.
The boys' hostel, constructed first, consisted of a long, rectangular volume of exposed brick and concrete columns. Balconies lined its exterior, alternating on each floor so that every balcony had a view of the sky above. A covered walkway connected the hostel to the square mess, which was turned 45 degrees on its axis. The AEC, the campus's main building, was a long, single-storey building with a series of enclosed courtyards. Round exhaust openings were the only element that marked the building's façade. Prakash, developing his love of sculpture at this time, also crafted a large outdoor sculpture for the campus's main courtyard.
This project is recorded through a reprographic copy of a plan of the boys' hostel dating from around 1963.
Vikramaditya Prakash, One Continuous Line: Art, Architecture and Urbanism of Aditya Prakash (Ahmedabad, India: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2019), 107-132.
Materials in this project series were kept in their original order.
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