Collaborative Architecture invited to 'Designing Peace' by Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum has invited Collaborative Architecture for their Humanitarian Design Series - Designing Peace, to be held in the second half of 2021. The architecture will be exhibited at the historic Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, which had earlier curated some of the most defining exhibitions of architecture and design.
The curatorial team selected the Indian National War Museum, New Delhi - finalist in the 2 stage international competition for its flipping of the brief by focusing on ‘Peace’ as the centrality of the design. The entry was rightly named as ‘Indian National Peace Museum’.
The competition for the Indian National War Museum was conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office and attracted nearly all important national & international architectural studios. Collaborative Architecture was one of the 7 firms selected for the final 2 stages. Unfortunately the competition has since been shelved.
Collaborative Architecture is headed by Mujib Ahmed and Lalita Tharani, and has offices in Kozhikode and in Mumbai. Known for their highly innovative architecture, in the past, they have qualified and entered into the final rounds of some of the most important architectural competitions globally.
The exhibition will travel to two more places, after premiering at the New York Gallery.