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Louis Kahn and the IIMA Campus
"The plan comes from my feelings of the monastery. The idea of the seminar classroom and its meaning of 'To Learn' extended to the dormitories comes from the Harvard Business School."
Many architects have contributed to the design and development of the IIMA campus. But the work of Louis Kahn, IIMA's first principal architect, has perhaps contributed the most to the iconic status that the campus enjoys today. His imposing red-brick complex instils in the viewer a sense of awe and wonder; the interplay of light and shade, the spacious corridors, the open spaces, the well laid out green lawns lined by brick paths, and the multitude of arches supporting the structures, all contribute to this experience. The closeness of the students' dormitories to the academic complex-the two blocks connected by a series of arched corridors and landscaped courts-helps students take the academic dialogue into non-academic spaces.
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