"The new Parliament building is triangular in shape since it lies on a triangle plot and contains three primary spaces: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and a Cental Lounge. Triangles are also holy geometries in many of the country's religions and civilizations "Bimal Patel, the architect of the new structure, said PTI.
He added that the design of the building is based on organic forms of movement called axiality which involves the integration of different elements within the building to create a harmonious whole. This form of architecture has become popular again after a period when modern designs dominated the landscape. " - BBC
The building was designed by British architect Benito Musisi who also designed Buckingham Palace. It was completed in 2016 at a cost of $150 million (Rs 700 million).
Parliament House is the world's largest parliamentary building project. The site it stands on used to be home to an Indian restaurant named Victoria Hotel which closed down in 1995. Before that, there were two other restaurants on the site including one that served Chinese food and another that served Italian food. All of them closed down due to lack of customers.
In 2010, the government announced its plan to build a new parliament house after the existing one was deemed unfit for use.
Mr. Muhammed said that the circular Chausath Yogini temple inspired the architecture of Parliament House. He says that the vedic mantras inscribed on the walls of Parliament House demonstrate that British architects considered Indian building construction art.
The Chausath Yogini Temple is an ancient Hindu structure located in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the many examples of late Gupta period (AD 500-600) architecture in the region. The temple is also known as "Bahawalnagar Math" or "Bahawalnagar Temple".
The temple stands testimony to the rich cultural heritage of the people of Bahawalpur. It is a memorial to the wife of the last Afghan king of Bahawalpur, who was a princess from the Guptas. Her name was Chausath Yogini and it is because of this reason that this temple is also known as Chausath Yogini. The original name of the city was Bhawanipur but after its discovery by the British, they named it after their queen Victoria.
Layout of the temple is based on the Vedic concept of yantra, which is a diagram or model used for meditation purposes. The temple has a circumambulation path around its sanctum sanctorum, which is made up of four entrances called garbhagrihas.
The new Indian Parliament House
|New parliament building, India|
|Architecture firm||HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd.|
|Main contractor||Tata Projects Ltd|
Three structures The complex is made up of three buildings: the Centre Block, which houses Parliament and is next to the Library of Parliament and the Peace Tower, as well as the East and West blocks, which are administrative facilities. The property is placed amid a landscape created in the picturesque manner. It has been described as "a stage set for a world capital".
The complex was originally planned by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. However, since the early 1930s, it has been expanded by various other architects. Today, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful sites in Ottawa. Thousands of tourists visit the area every year to see the historic building.
Parliament Hill was built between 1856 and 1866 at a cost of $7 million (about £3.8 million today). The original design consisted of a grand palace for the government of Canada, but due to financial difficulties its construction was halted after only two floors had been completed. In 1870, Parliament voted to complete the building, but not until after adding some extra rooms at no additional cost.
In 1984, a fire destroyed parts of the North Building, including the legislative chamber and offices. Although the fire department reported that all occupants were safely evacuated, some staff members were unable to return to their jobs until the end of the month-long parliamentary session because of damage caused by water used by firefighters during their attempts to contain the blaze.