Ahmedabad Institute of Management, in India, is in danger of being demolished
« Architecture always dies before architects ». Le Corbusier, aware of the need to preserve his architectural work, created the Foundation that bears his name during his lifetime to conserve and transmit all his work and archives.
Alerted by architectural historian William J.R. Curtis to the planned demolition of some of the buildings of the Ahmedabad Institute of Management built by Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad, we join with all our institutional partners, academics and friends working to protect contemporary architecture, in hoping that an alternative solution will be found.
The Institute of Management was designed to house, share and transmit knowledge to India’s youth. Together with Le Corbusier’s works in Ahmedabad, it bears witness to India’s anchorage in modernity. It is a remarkable heritage whose universal value must be preserved and passed on to the younger generations who were its raison d’être.