The Krushi Bhavan is a recently finished government building in Bhubaneshwar, Orrisa designed by Studio Lotus. The building is special for many reasons. The fact that it is a “new” Government building and expresses itself sans the borrowed imagery from the ‘west’ is itself a significant achievement.
Studio Lotus has chosen to engage very deeply with craft, which is integral to the very nature of the architecture. The Krushi Bhavan has been built to serve the needs of the farmers of Orissa. Studio Lotus has used the opportunity to create a program of soft boundaries to ensure better interaction for them with the government and create a sense of inclusivity.
The building has many layers to it including a very effective system of passive cooling and sets a benchmark for contemporary expression of Indian architecture.