#TTT – Visvesvaraya Tower

Last Sunday, I decided to take a short trip to this well-known government building in Bangalore (that’s where I am currently living). I will quickly jump to what made me take this trip by skipping how much effort did I have to put in getting up that early.

I have been living in Bangalore since a year now and I kept passing through this modernist building standing tall on a cross road. I kept thinking I have to visit this building and explore it. While describing it to a friend of mine, I realized the architectural language resembles to that of one of the finest of architects in India, Charles Correa. And it was a classic Correa, Clean, true to its nature and a magnificent modern building which you cannot ignore.

Visvesvaraya tower is a government building with mainly offices relating to banking and elections. This design is often excluded whenever Correa’s works are mentioned. It has similar design concept like most of his designs – cubical composition often thought of a wholesome cube and spaces created by removal. Use of concrete, wood and metal materials in their honest forms. Minimalist and almost brutalist in its language.

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A Sunday early morning trip to this architectural marvel with a sip of Indian filter coffee. Sunday done right!



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