Location : Goa
Architect : Charles Correa
Building Type : Institution
Site Area : 6.3acres
Site Gradient : Gentle Slope
•It is the venue of international film festival of India.
•The kala academy established in 1969 for promotion of art and culture in Goa.
•It is a vibrant representation of the culture and art of the people of Goa
•Variety of cultural programs held in its premises.
•There are four entries to the site.
•Boat jetty provided on the river side.
•The coverage is about 40% the pedestrian and
vehicular systems are well defined.
• The active area includes the cafeteria, the garden
and the amphitheatre.
•The site is divided into main building service
building, Muktangan, parking area, the exhibition
Style & character
•Charles correa has given prime importance to the process of moving through the spaces
•The built form has been kept low ranging from one to three floors.
•This is further enhanced by the use of parapet walls for upper floors,
•which emphasize horizontally.
•The 'pergola 'above the entrance, which acts as an extension to the foyer of the main
auditorium and amphitheatre.
•Use of wafer slabs and parapet walls are special feature of the building.
•Extensive use of specially designed seating.
•The interior walls are painted with pictures mostly depicting konkanise culture and
•The building acts as a tunnel between the city and the river.
The ground floor includes facilities like auditorium, Preview Theater,
amphitheatre, art gallery, and canteen etc.
The first and second floors include academic and administration
Areas of Kala Academy
1. Art Gallery
2. D.M Kalamandir
3. OAT (open amphitheatre)
4. Mini OAT
5. Black box
6. Rehearsal Room
7. Meeting Room
8. Guest Room
9. Preview Theater
12. Class Room
13. Green Room
Running wall space for display – 51m
Carpet area – 165 sq.m
3 mobile display panels to be used on
both sides – each having a space of 4*1.5m
Mini Open air auditorium
•It is an open stage without roof/ceiling.
•Programs, Conference, meeting and drama.
•Seating Capacity without chairs – 300.
•Seating capacity with chairs – 210.
•Reading Desk for 11 peoples only
•12 major shelves
•32 major shelves
•4 cassette shelves
Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir
Drama, khel tiatr, magic shows, professional drama, western music, concerts,
gathering, orchestra, beat show, dance concert, fashion show, lectures and
Seating capacity – 954 seats
Proscenium stage opening – 81cm to 96 cm
Proscenium height – 39cm
Orchestra pit – 60cm*18cm
No of green rooms - 3
The black box is used for experimental productions
Its designed for music, concerts, meetings, and amateur performances.
Can be used as a recording studio.
Seating capacity without chair – 250
Seating capacity with chair – 170
Carpet area – 184.80 sq.m
Stage – 10m*1.5m
Open air auditoriam
Spacious stage of the open air auditorium provides requisite facility for
performances of small and big troupes.
Seating capacity without chair – 2500
Seating capacity with chair – 1312
Proscenium stage opening – 50ft
Depth from curtain line : 35ft
No of green rooms : 2
Glass and exposed concrete were used.
Septate cabins made of plywood.
Cabins each of 3.5 sq.m.
Septate office room for higher authorities.
Main lounge area for visitors.
Class rooms for
and kathac and
Access to the
Second floor plan
Kala Mandir (Auditorium)
Open Air Theater Black Box River View
Public spaces have more spacious.
Septate service built with septate service entry.
Spaces gives good built open relationship.
The view of café was more attractive.
Created a great landscape respect to the river.
Prezi – www.prezi.com
Slide share – www.slideshare.com
Info - www.charlescorrea.net