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IIM Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad, India

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Campus

One of Louis Kahn’s seminal projects—only completed after his death in 1974.


Louis Kahn’s design for the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad campus envisioned a new and modern school for India’s best and brightest. Rather than focusing on the traditional classroom, Kahn’s design created alternative centers for learning:  he turned the hallways and plaza—natural places for social interaction and discussion—into the new centers for academic thought. Built between 1962 and 1975, the design for the campus incorporated local materials—brick and concrete—with large geometric openings in the façade, a clear homage to Indian vernacular architecture, celebrated in a most careful manner using proportion and geometry.

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