Hindustan Lever Pavilion


The Hindustan Lever Pavilion was constructed as a part of the Indian Industries Fair, 1961. The form of the building was similar to that of a crumbled sheet of card where each plane was made of reinforced concrete. The concrete shell was shotcrete in situ onto the steel reinforcing configured intuitively by Mahendra Raj. The seemingly random form gave rise to an astonishing array of spaces in its interior, with ramps and platforms accentuating the fractured, scale less perception of space. The canon like openings in the structure introduced convention air back into the interior.

Constructed, 1961