Empress Garden, Kavade Mala, Ghorpadi, Pune
Mission for RRBCEA has been
Helping people appreciate biodiversity and nature with the help of various art forms
Educating citizens about environment and scientific values through public participation and collaborations.
Building and maintaining world class resources for environmental education and research
Why Environment and Art?
Most art forms take inspiration from nature surrounding us and strengthen human connection with nature. Art brings people together beyond barriers of age, sex, profession, religion, language, interests and political views. It is a powerful medium to connect people together and to convey message to masses. We at RRBCEA want to use music, dance, literature, painting, poetry, drama, sculpting, paper art, rangoli, culinary art, floral art and many other art forms to take our message of being connected with nature and protecting it.
He designed the premises of Rupa Rahul Bajaj Center for Environment and Art (RRBCEA) with basic intent of giving visitors an ‘out of the box’ experience of their surrounding environment. RRBCEA structure seamlessly integrates into the natural settings of the century old British era Empress Botanical Garden, Pune. With its central open-to-sky amphitheatre, flowing wide corridors and natural diffused lighting achieved by skylights, visiting the center is a refreshing experience for architectural students and other visitors too.
The thought behind design of this building and its architectural details can be found here: https://ccba.in/project/2676/
In the architect’s own words: