Louis Kahn’s complex at IIM Ahmedabad again faces threats of demolition, reconstruction, and renovation

Louis Kahn, with Indian architects B.V. Doshi and Anant Raje, began work on the campus for the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in 1962. The project, realized in brick masonry, was nearly complete when Kahn died in 1974. It was intended to stand the test of time.

On November 3, IIMA revealed its plan to cease restoration of “the faculty blocks, classroom complex, and dorms other than D15” and begin a process to rebuild major components of the campus. In response, it has been met with public outcry from the global architecture community about the enduring value of Kahn’s architecture and the potential for its adaptive

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