Built From The Prize Money Received By The State Government From The Consecutive “Krishi Karman Awards” Over The Years.
Odisha’s recently constructed Krushi Bhawan becomes India’s first government building and Odisha’s first-ever building to feature in, a prestigious international journal on an architecture known as Dezeen.
It is a tribute to the farmers of the state, glorious Sambalpuri saree and its timeless designs. It has been built from the prize money received by the state government from the consecutive “Krishi Karman Awards” over the years.
The brickwork characteristic that wraps the upper floor creates a pattern designed to showcase Odisha’s Ikat, a traditional dyeing technique from Odisha.
The light fixtures and metal screens in the corridors exhibit the best of the tribal craft of Dhokra. Locally-sourced laterite and khondrite stones have been used in the building. It has beautifully hand-carved khondalite lattices and bas-relief carvings in the Odia Pattachitra style in laterite stone, depicting agricultural motifs.
Studio Lotus has designed the Krushi Bhawan through sophisticated brickwork deception. It’s the approximate cost around Rs. 70 crores. It houses administrative offices for the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment and around the courtyards filled with ponds and trees.
Odisha, which has always grabbed eyeballs for its architectural finesse, has added another feather to its cap after Krushi Bhawan got featured in Dezeen. Al, so it is India’s first government building to get this recognition.
This is not the first time that this architectural marvel in the Odisha’s capital has received international recognition. In 2019, Krushi Bhawan was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award.