Project Owner: TSL collaboration with Organisation for Verdant Ambience and Land (OVAL) Trust
Project Location: Cross Maidan Garden, Mumbai
Architect: M/s NUDEs (Mr. Nuru Karim)
Structural Designer: Mr Sushil Singh, Mumbai
Material Used: Tata Structura Yst 310
Sections used: CHS 200 x 8mm thk
Qty of Tata Structura used: 28 MT (Approx)
Overall Dimensions of layout: 9m x 9m x 11m
Inauguration date: 02/10/2011
Project execution: Mr. Afrat Ali, Mr Chandrashekhar Yedve
‘Charkha’, the winning entry in “Notions of India” design competition, the project draws its inspiration from the ‘spinning wheel’ symbol promoted by Mahatma Gandhi to illustrate contemporary India’s spectrum of social and cultural dimensions.
Composed of a series of triangular frames, the sculptural piece is a spatially dynamic structure that seemingly shifts its form depending on the viewer’s vantage point.
Each of the triangular units are individually unique, representing the notion of ‘unity in diversity’ as well as the nation’s richness of multi cultures.