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Indian Institute of Chemical Biology

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology – Auditorium

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
Status: Completed in 2012


The project objective was to completely modernize an existing lecture hall with a 350-seating capacity into a multipurpose auditorium. The refurbishment included state of the art acoustic systems and audio visual systems, stage craft and lighting design; along with civil works, interior design, stage electrification, fire control systems and allied facilities. The project included the design of an adjacent lobby as an interaction and exhibition space. The main challenge was to transform the single-use lecture hall into a versatile auditorium keeping in mind a design that would cater to a variety of events including lectures and cultural programs, using cutting edge technology and international standards.