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Hafeez Contractor He started his firm, Architect Hafeez Contractor, in 1983 with two people.

One of his first success stories was the


Vastu building at Worli Seaface. He then bagged projects in Pune for Karia Builders and a lot of residential buildings.
He has also designed The Imperial I and II, the tallest buildings in India.
His projects are spread across India.
His work is controversial from the perspective of social impact and originality. His design approach is often thought of
as uninspiring by architecture academics. Despite being one of India's most successful commercial architects, he
publicly stated that "Green-buildings are a joke"where he was not trashing the idea of sustainable construction but
actually ridiculing the blind faith that members of his fraternity place on Western standards and practices.

Charles Correa Charles Correa is a major figure in contemporary architecture around the world. With his extraordinary and inspiring
designs, he has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture for post-Independence India. All of his work from the carefully detailed memorial Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to
Kanchanjunga Apartment tower in Mumbai, the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, the planning of Navi Mumbai, MIT'S
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Centre in Boston, and most recently, the Champalimad Centre for the Unknown in
Lisbon, places special emphasis on prevailing resources, energy and climate as major determinants in the ordering of
space.
His first important project was "Mahatma Gandhi Sangrahalaya" (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial) at Sabarmati Ashram in
Ahmedabad (1958-1963), then in 1967 he designed the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Bhopal. He also
designed the distinctive buildings of National Crafts Museum, New Delhi (19751990), Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal (1982),
Jawahar Kala Kendra (Jawahar Arts Centre), in Jaipur, Rajasthan (1986-1992), British Council, Delhi, (198792) the
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Boston (2000-2005), and the Champalimaud Centre for The Unknown
in Lisbon, Portugal (2007-2010). From 1970-75, he was Chief Architect for New Bombay (Navi Mumbai), an urban
growth center of 2 million people, across the harbor from the existing city of Mumbai, here along with Shirish Patel and
Pravina Mehta he was involved in extensive urban planning of the new city. In 1985, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
appointed him Chairman of the National Commission on Urbanization.
In 1984, he founded the Urban Design Research Institute in Bombay, dedicated to the protection of the built
environment and improvement of urban communities. Over the last four decades, Correa has done pioneering work in
urban issues and low-cost shelter in the Third World.
2005-2008 he was Chairman of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission. In 2008 he resigned his commission as the head of
Delhi Urban Arts Commission.
On 18 December 2011, the eve of the Golden Jubiliee of Goa's Liberation, Charles Correa was bestowed with Goa's
highest civilian honour, the Gomant Vibhushan. In 2013, the Royal Institute of British Architects held an retrospective
exhibition, "Charles Correa - India's Greatest Architect", about the influences his work on modern urban Indian
architecture.

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