Correa was ahead of his time. His Hindustan-Lever pavilion, for the 1961 international trade fair in Delhi, was a multifaceted structure resembling a piece of crumpled paper that seems to foreshadow the work of Frank Gehry. It wasn’t a line he pursued further, however, and after making due recognition that Gehry is not just about funny shapes, he explains: “We understand space in four directions, and the rectangle is something very basic to us”. The space is enclosed by a random folded reinforced cement concrete sprayved under pressure in situ. The plate form provides both spatial and visual interest. Here the toplight “cannon” openings are used to set up air convection currents.
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