An edifice that celebrates India’s relevance and contribution in the field of archaeology, the Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of ASI—under the Ministry of Culture was inaugurated on Saturday, March 09, 2019. The project, in collaboration with the NBCC, marks the advent of cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art infrastructure for public buildings.
Aligned with the cardinal axes, the complex rests on a square grid and capitalizes on new and cost-effective construction technology through its use of prefabricated steel units, economical shuttering techniques, as well as flat-slab and post-tensioning systems.
Exuding a quiet, dignified, yet imposing symmetry of form and planning, the architecture pays homage to India’s glorious past, through use of exposed brickwork in lime mortar, corridors flanked by monumental arches, and triple height, voluminous display halls.
Incorporating energy efficient building measures, including PV panels, double-glazed units and green roofs, the new buildings target a 4-star GRIHA rating.