The Bangalore Workshop on Architecture Kicks off This April


Based on the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass of Sydney, which is a major international mentorship opportunity in the field of architecture, India is bringing back its own Masterclass through The Bangalore Workshop. The Vimal Jain Foundation and the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, are offering this platform for students, architects and faculty from the field of architecture. The Masterclass mainly focuses on how processes of observation and documentation are necessary precursors to speculation.

The Masterclass will be mentored by dexterous tutors Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury from the Murcutt Masterclass, both of whom are tutors and practicing architects as well as Gold Medal recipients from the Australian Institute of Architects. The seven-day workshop is taking place between April 1 to April 8, 2018, and will also include as mentors veteran Sri Lankan architect Madhura Prematilleke and British space designer Niall McLaughlin.

The workshop is a golden opportunity for participants to visit and study the time-honoured institution of IIM-B, which is usually inaccessible for outsiders and offers little opportunity for dialogue with its surroundings. The workshop aims at creating a metaphorical and programmatic bridge between the serene quality of the institute and the cluttered urban environ of the roads around it. Participants will be called upon to share programmatic ideas to integrate the two. It is an exercise that will help participants learn about the significance of history and precedents, the choice of site, and strategies for discovery and invention.

Those wishing to participate in The Bangalore Workshop can apply by sending their application form, portfolio, and statement of purpose to by February 17, 2018. The selected 30 participants will be notified of their confirmation by February 24, 2018.

Approximate Fees:

For architects/faculty: Rs. 40,000

For students: Rs. 20,000

Find out more about the workshop here.


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