This article about new parliament building of India, which is recently inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi and Team. This mammoth task of design and construct in time bound period, greatly performed by India’s Gujarat based Architecture Firm – HCP Design, Planning and Management. So, let’s get some glimpse as well in-depth architectural review of this beautiful parliament house of India. The new building for the Parliament of India is the first purpose-designed Parliament building for India. The design addresses the present and future needs of efficient Parliamentary functioning.
New Parliament Building of India Architecture and Interior Design
The building is located on a triangular plot therefore, a triangular building allows for the most efficient use of available space. The trinity of functions – Lok Sabha (the Lower House), Rajya Sabha (the Upper House), and Central Lounge – also work efficiently within the triangular plan.
The design is inspired by the present Parliament building, the construction crafts of India, India’s national symbols, and the other buildings at Central Vista.
Uses sandstone of two colors and harmonizes the building with its historic neighbor. Sandstone jalis inspired by the architectural crafts of India shade the first-floor verandahs while decorative jalis in the interiors allow natural light to illuminate the spaces. Carved bands along the plinth and at the thresholds at all entrances also pay tribute to traditional Indian architectural elements.
The use of national symbols and motifs gives identity and unifies a diverse population.
Lok Sabha House
The Lok Sabha Chamber carries the green color scheme of the present building forward and uses the forms and motifs of the national bird, the peacock.
Rajya Sabha House
The Rajya Sabha chamber continues the red color scheme and uses the motif of the national flower, the lotus. The courtyard is planted with a Banyan tree, the national tree. The jalis along the corridor that encircle the courtyard represent trees from all parts of India.
Along with essential facilities like committee rooms, major offices of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Lok Sabha Secretariat, and Rajya Sabha Secretariat, the building also includes publicly accessible museum-grade galleries and exhibits.
The centrally placed Constitution Hall and Gallery showcase the Indian Constitution and other artifacts of India’s heritage for public viewing – symbolically and physically putting people at the heart of the Indian democracy.
Creative Ceiling & Flooring Design
Three artistic elements at the center of the Constitution Hall connect the date and time of the formation of the republic with the cosmos and the location of Delhi on 26th January 1950.
A Foucault’s Pendulum is suspended from the ceiling of the Constitution Hall. The movement of the pendulum with respect to the rotation of the Earth symbolizes the passage of time. Its path is marked with brass inlay work on the floor depicting Delhi’s location within the cosmos, and the cardinal points.
A large skylight at the top is framed by decorative ceiling panels that show an artistic representation of the night sky of 26 January 1950. High above this space, sits India’s National Emblem, an adaptation from the Sarnath lion capital of Ashoka.
Infrastructure And Technology
The design incorporates state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology to assist Parliamentary functions. Furniture in the halls includes smart displays and biometrics for ease of voting.
The new building for the Parliament will work in conjunction with the existing building. The new building is a modern structure that incorporates the latest technology in design and construction while being respectful and harmonious with its surroundings.
The new building for the Parliament of India Fact File
- Building Type: Government, Other Public Administration Buildings
- Location: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Architects: HCP Design, Planning and Management
- Area: 65000 m²
- Year: 2023
- Photographs: Umang Shah, Kavin Kumar La Sa
- Lead Architects: Bimal Patel, Bobby Desai, Kamlesh Mehta, Kahan Vyas, Ankit Mistry, Pradip Jadav, Dipak Kotecha, Niki Shah
- Site Supervision: HCP PM
- Interior Design: HCP ID
- Landscape: Shaheer Associates
- Lighting: Atelier Lights
- Structural Engineering: NK Shah Consulting Engineers LLP, Structurally Integrated Design
- HVAC Consultants: Tata Consulting Engineers
- HVAC: MNP Consulting Engineers
- Geotechnical Investigation: KBM Engineering Laboratories Pvt Ltd
- Environmental Impact Assessment: Kadam Enviro
- Tree: Sunil Kumar Gupta
- Furniture Design: TDW Furniture Pvt Ltd
- Facade: LM Design
- Signage: Lopez Design Ltd.
- MEPF: Tata Consulting Engineers
- Acoustics And Av: Veneklasen Associates
- Kitchen Consultants: Kitchen Solutions.Com
- Topographical Survey: Geographis (India) Pvt Ltd
- Fire & Life Safety: Abhay Purandare
- GRIHA: Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd
- City: New Delhi
- Country: India
All Image credit goes to HCP Design and Team.
This is becoming a symbol for new India era. New building gives new direction of country and come out colonial shadow of phytologically from every Indians. Jay Hind.