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Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan (1929)*

Artist/Designer: Sir Edwin Lutyens

Project Location: Delhi, India

Figure 1: Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan. Source: India Today Archive. 2013, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 7, 2014 )
Figure 2: Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan. Source: Hindustan Times. August 14, 2009, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 7, 2014 )
Figure 3: Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan. Source: FirstPost India. January 2013, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 7, 2014 )

No Style/Period Assigned.

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Steel, Brick


Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
20th Century

Additional Information:
Further Reading: The Dome of Rashtrapati Bhavan : The official home of the President of India. Source: Available from: (accessed April 7, 2014).

Publications/Texts in Print-

Gopalakrishnan, Sudha, Yashaswini Chandra, and Dinesh Khanna. 2 Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan. New Delhi: Publications Division, M/O Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 2016.

Mitter, Partha, Naman P. Ahuja, and Joginder Singh. The Arts and Interiors of Rashtrapati Bhavan: Lutyens and Beyond. New Delhi : Publications Division, Government of India, 2016.

Sen Gupta, Subhadra. 2016. Rashtrapati Bhavan: from Raj to Swaraj. New Delhi : Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 2016.

Additional Information

Building Address

Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004, India

Significant Dates

4000 acres of land acquired for project between 1911-1916.
Lobbying for fixing of road in front of place by both architects in 1914.
Renamed President's House on 26 January 1950.

Supporting Designers/Staff
Associate Architect: Herbert Baker (9 June 1862 – 4 February 1946)

India, Baroque Revival, Vernacular Architecture, British Architect, Indian Royal Palaces, Indian Architecture.

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