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Case study of sri ram centre and triveni kala kendra
SHRIRAM CENTRE AND
introduction Shri Ram Centre was founded in 1975 by
Mrs. Panna Bharat Ram. Since 1976, the
Centre has been operating from the Indian
National Theatre Trust premises in the
heart of Delhi’s theatre district in the Mandi
House area. It's the most active place in
Delhi for theatre since seventies.
The Shri Ram Centre was designed for a
private trust that promotes dance, drama
and theatre by Architect Shivnath Prasad.
Address : Shri Ram Centre for Performing
Arts ( SRCPA ), 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg,
Mandi House, New Delhi-110001
Nearest Delhi Metro Rail Station
: Walking Distance from Mandi House
About the building
It can be regarded as an example of work resulting from the
second phase of Le Corbusier’s influence.
This building expresses, through architectural form.
The variety of functions the building is to house. For instance,
the theatre is in a cylindrical form and the rehearsal spaces are in
the form of a rectangular mass.
The building is unique in its architecture: its base is shaped like a
cylinder on top of which sits a horizontal rectangle.
The ground floor and first floor are within the cylindrical half of
the building. Its auditorium on the first floor - The Shankar Lal
Murli Dhar Auditorium - is designed for theatre music
In its endeavor to nurture the essence of theatre in the hearts of
the common man, Sri Ram Center, offers its premises to those
who need to showcase their talent in the performing arts.
It also has theatre related resources such as light and
sound equipments as well as supportive infrastructure such as
green rooms, foyer and a cafeteria.
The auditorium, which boasts of a proscenium stage, has a
seating capacity of about 556 people at two levels. The main hall
seats around 403 and the balcony seats around 153 people.
Total no of seats in our Auditorium are 375 out of which 75 our in
the balcony and 300 in the Stall.
There are two cylindrical blocks
(canteen and some offices) placed on
the left side rising up to a lower ht than
The celebrated concrete box is oddly
appropriate for the site, a triangular
slice of land abutting the Mandi House
Chowk. As if presenting a oversized
concrete-wrapped gift box to the circle,
and the thousands of cars, auto-
rickshaws, bicycles and pedestrians
which navigate its busy stream every
Green rooms are in a separate block
placed to the backside of the main
building connected to stage via
THE TRIVENI KALA SANGAM WAS FOUNDED IN 1952 AS AN
ACADEMY OF DANCE, MUSIC AND PAINTING WITH AN AIM
OF REINTRODUCING TRADITIONAL FORMS OF EXPRESSION
INTO INDIAN LIFE.
JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN
THE CENTRE IS SITUATED ON A SMALL PLOT OF ABOUT
ONE ACRE AT TANSEN MARG NEAR MANDI HOUSE ROUND
THE OTHER INSTITUTES THAT SURROUND IT ARE THE
SANGEET BHARATI, SRI RAM CENTER, RABINDRA BHAWAN,
SAPRU HOUSE AND THE SRI RAM BHARATIYA KALA
TRIVENI KALA SANGAM
SAFDAR HASHMI MARG
The site is located in highly dense colony where the movement of traffic is
The complex form of the itself divided into levels in terms of height and also
doesn’t match another fabric of building structure
Parking space provided for the auditorium are not according to the norms
Parking conditions are not suitable for the person having physical disability.
Parking space provided for the auditorium is 13m x 25m.(with one way aisle of
Standard data type Parking ratios
Auditorium 1 per 4 seats, provided
auditorium space is
College auditorium 1 per 4 seats
All other public and
counted for churches,
1 per 4 occupants
Points for parking Pedestrian access. Pedestrian access shall be
provided from the street to the entrance of
the structure by way of designated pathway
Surfacing- Parking lots shall be asphalt, semi
permeable soil pavers, or concrete, graded
and drained to dispose of surface water into
Barriers. Parking lots shall be provided with
wheel guards or curbs so located that no
part of a parked vehicle will extend into or
over the sidewalks, property lines, or street
Parking lots spaces shall be striped to
indicate the location of the individual
spaces, directional arrows shall be provided
at the entrance of aisles and entry drives,
and accessible spaces shall be marked
meeting current Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) requirements. Such striping and
marking shall be in accordance with the
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Standard parking Minimum number of accessible spaces. The
following table shall be used to determine the
minimum number of accessible parking spaces to
be provided for persons with disabilities:
in lot or garage
Minimum number of
501--1000 2% of total space
In this case the auditorium provides the
•Ramp to carry the wheel chair to the
main building. (width 2000mm)
•Lifts for the people with disability to the
•The accessible space to the building is not
appropriate according to the norms
provided.(approx 94 parking space
•Motorcycle and scooter spaces. Up to
10% of the required automobile parking
spaces may be substituted with
motorcycle/scooter parking at a rate of
one motorcycle/scooter space for one
Services (fire safety)(shriram
centre) in the level of fire detection
services shriram centre
installed the smoke detectors
on the false ceiling of back
The accessories of the fire
detection is installed main
lobby, auditorium, green
room, service areas etc.
The building is also installed
fire escape doors to avoid the
discrepancy in the fire
Emergency fire alarm also