Museum of Socialism-Jayaprakash Narayan Interpretation Center / Archohm

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© Andre J. Fanthome

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  • Architects: Archohm

  • Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226002, India

  • Architect In Charge: Sourabh Gupta

  • Area: 3269.0 sqm

  • Project Year: 2016

  • Photographs: Andre J. Fanthome

  • Client: Lucknow Development Authority

  • Design Team: Sanjay Rawat, Amit Sharma, Bhoomika Singhal, Ram Sagar, Shahzad Ahmad, Neha Aggarwal, Vineet Rao

  • Experience Design: Design Factory India

  • Structural: ROARK Consulting Engineers

  • Mechanical: Sunil Nayyar Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

  • Electrical: ARCHOHM Consults

  • Civil : Shalimar Corp. Ltd.

  • Landscape: Shaheer Associates S.J.A. Consultants

  • Hvac : Sunil Nayyar Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

  • Plumbing: Sunil Nayyar Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

  • Site Area: 18.6 acre (75464 sqm)

  • Project Cost: 9.87cr

© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome

From the architect. The JPN Museum is a gateway framing the centre placed as a wedged-shaped monument with a massive arch carved out of the mass; its nine-metre height and twenty-metre ambitious span are clearly attempts to push the limits of structural design and construction. Its stepped roof terminates in a pavilion that gifts a panoramic view of the R.M. Lohia Park and the Convention Centre.

© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome

The museum within is an experience in space design with the depiction of Jayaprakash Narayan as a chronological narrative of a linear journey. It is divided into two zones; the zone of absorption and the zone of reflection. As the names suggest, these spaces enable absorption of information triggering curiosity and contemplation which then is expected to lead to reflection and assimilation.

© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome

Thus the museum is not just a container that preserves frozen albeit inspiring moments of a past but breeds them and ensures that they percolate into current reality, and lay the foundation for the future.Thus while the various exhibits and narratives remain centre stage, the building offers surfaces, volumes and elements as   tactile backdrops.

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The convention centre and the museum inserted as anchor points defining a principal node of the city along with their bold but sculptural forms seem destined to remind people of the immense power they possess; the power to bring about change. 

© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome

Archohm Consults, a multidisciplinary architecture studio, in line with Shri Akhilesh Yadav’s (Chief Minister- Uttar Pradesh) vision, has been responsible for the design of this museum.

© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome

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