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Brutalism, Post-independence Architecture In India

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1986 – 1988


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August 24th, 2020

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National Insurance Academy, Pune (1992).

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The National Insurance Academy was designed by Indian architect Achyut Kanvinde from 1986-1988 in the Indian city Pune. Kanvinde's work has helped shape the image of modern heritage in India.

Kanvinde, a master graduate of Harvard and a student of Walter Gropius was heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement which reflect in his buildings.

The National Insurance Academy was established in 1980 jointly by the Ministry of Finance - Government of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, General Insurance Corporation of India, The New India Assurance Company, National Insurance Company, United India Insurance Company and The Oriental Insurance Company on 16th December, 1980 in Mumbai to be the institute of excellence in learning and research in Insurance, Pension and allied areas.The Academy was shifted to Pune on 4th June, 1990 with the state-of-the-art facilities for learning and research.

The campus consists of an academic Block, a library, reception & dining block, hostels and staff Housing was completed in 1988 and started operating in 1990.

The building, with changes and renovations is still existing and operational and is one of the many examples of the Indian modernism to which Kanvinde had a large contribution.


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