Project Brief

The Kumbh camps are designed and set up for each of the Kumbh Melas, to accommodate the mass influx of pilgrims for the event. Undertaken for a Spiritual Organization, temporary premises were set up for the Allahabad Kumbh in 2013.

The Allahabad Kumbh Mela presents the most challenging site conditions – firstly, it’s a winter Kumbh, and all of the work has to be executed in freezing temperatures; secondly, the camp site is allotted merely 20 to 30 days before the Mela is inaugurated, given the changing course of the river.

The design for the 2013 Kumbh followed a Kutchhi concept, using typical Kutchhi artwork of cow dung & mud plaster, accented by mirror work & hand-painted with traditional motifs. About 75 artists were specifically brought in from Kutch for the project.

Year

2013

Location

Allahabad

Typology

Urban

Program

Temporary Housing

Status

Built

Area

1,00,000 Sq.Ft

Client

Prabhu Premi Sangh

Design Team

Malini Doshi, Manish Doshi

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