Charles Correa evokes awe as well as admiration. His legacy crosses international boundaries and continues to inspire successive generations of architects. The annual tribute to the master in Kolkata aspires to conserve his inspiration and guidance for posterity. It is also an annual opportunity for presenting reputed architects to the very discerning audience in Kolkata
The organizing committee of Annual Charles Correa Memorial Lectures is pleased to announce the Fourth Memorial Lecture in 2019. It is with humility that we express our gratitude to all followers and patrons of the event and acknowledge their support. This year, we have two exceptionally accomplished architects of our times as the speakers – Architects Yung Ho Chang from China and Sanjay Mohe from India.
Architect Yung Ho Chang
from China is a front runner and a leader amongst the current generation of Chinese architects practicing in China. Educated both in China and in the US, Chang has been practicing in China and established Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ) with Lijia Lu in 1993. He was a Professor and Founding Head of Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University from 1999 to 2005; held the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard GSD in 2002 and the Eliel Saarinen Chair at Michigan in 2004. He is, Professor and former Head, Architecture Department, MIT and Professor, Tongji University, Sanghai, China. He has won several national and international awards, published a number of books and monographs and participated six times in the Venice Biennale since 2000. He has taught at various architecture schools in the USA and China. From 2011 to 2017, he was a Pritzker Prize Jury member.
Yung Ho will discuss during his lecture, if outdoor architecture heritage still relevant today? And, what are the reincarnations of these traditional spaces and spatial structures in contemporary cities in terms of meaning, definition, scale, density, and form?
Architect Sanjay Mohe
is a celebrated Indian architect of the current times. He graduated from Sir JJ college of Architecture and had a working association of 21years with Bengaluru’s Chandravarkar and Thacker Associates, a short stint with Ar Charles Correa in Mumbai and another in Saudi Arabia. He founded his firm “Mindspace” in Bengaluru in 2005. His portfolio has a broad spectrum of projects – Research Laboratories, Knowledge Parks, Campus Designs, Beach Resorts, Libraries, Corporate Offices, Hospice and Residences. Mohe has won countless awards both national and international. He won the J K Cements Architect of the Year Award a record seven times- 1991 /1999 /2001 /2004 /2007 /2008/2013
His design philosophy guides him to work with the elements of nature, respecting the five senses and attempting to use ‘light and air’ as building materials. His attempt in all projects has been to participate, understand and work with nature, while also trying to imbibe culture and people’s aspirations. He believes in ideas without limits, and strives to create spaces without boundaries, as architecture for him is beyond the cosmetic and about the soul: it is about falling in love with an idea and fighting relentlessly for its realization.
We are expecting to experience a lively session of intellectual discourse while these two Architects speak and share their work and philosophies on the evening of Saturday, 22 June, 2019 at the Royal Bengal Room at City Center, Saltlake.
Like the preceding years, the Fourth Annual Memorial Lecture is being patronised by Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia.
Annual Charles Correa Memorial Lecture, Kolkata.