Expo explores why Ahmedabad is called “the Mecca of architecture”

Leading Ahmedabad Architects exhibited their works at CREDAI Ahmedabad House as part of World Architecture Day celebrations on Monday.

The first two-day exhibition of its kind, entitled “Ahmedabad Collective”, was organized by the Indian Institute of Architects. The city’s 20 architectural firms, including Vastu Shilpa by BV Doshi, HCP by Dr Bimal Patel, Abhikram by Parulben Zaveri, Matharoo Associates by Gurjit Matharoo, Associated Architects by Bhavik Nandi, Vatsal Joshi, Rizwan Kadri and Mayank Ghedia, and Sha Modo Design of Arr, showcased both their completed and ongoing projects in Ahmedabad and outside.

“This is the first attempt as a collective to be on a common platform and raise awareness among the general public as to why Ahmedabad is called the Mecca of architecture in India. Although they are a small community of professionals, architects shape the city, ”said IIA Ahmedabad chapter president Vatsal Joshi.

The exhibition also hosted a discussion session for architecture students and aspirants with some of the participating architects.
IIA, the National Body of Architects, is a century-old Mumbai-based organization with centers across India.