An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja, Managing Principal of C.P. Kukreja Architects
YashoBhoomi, the India International Convention & Expo Centre stands as a testament to India’s architectural innovation, sustainability, and global prominence. In an exclusive interview with Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja, the Managing Principal of C.P. Kukreja Architects, we delve into the visionary project’s details, design, sustainability, and its significant impact on India’s global position.
Q1a: Could you briefly describe the India International Convention & Expo Centre (YashoBhoomi) project and its significance?
YashoBhoomi aspires to significantly contribute to India’s economic growth, serving as a multi-faceted facility beyond conventions and exhibitions. This monumental project is expected to attract a large number of international and domestic visitors, stimulating economic growth in sectors like hospitality, transportation, and more.
Q1b: What were the key motivations and goals behind the development of this monumental project?
The project aims to promote education, innovation, and cultural exchange, positioning India as a global leader in these aspects. It is designed to host a wide range of events, fostering knowledge exchange, economic growth, and global diplomatic relations.
Design and Architecture:
Q2a: How does the architecture and design of IICC reflect innovation and sustainability on an international scale?
The IICC’s modular design, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and sustainable elements showcase innovation and sustainability. Sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and green spaces highlight its commitment to environmental responsibility.
Q2b: In what ways does the design incorporate traditional Indian architectural elements while embracing a contemporary approach?
The design seamlessly marries traditional Indian architectural elements with modernist principles, paying homage to India’s cultural heritage while embracing contemporary functionality and aesthetics.
Features and Facilities:
Q3a: What are the standout features that set IICC apart as a convention and exhibition centre?
IICC distinguishes itself with its modular design, extensive capabilities, and sustainable features, making it a premier venue for events of all sizes. Future expansion includes an Arena and a hotel district, further enhancing its offerings.
Q3b: Could you elaborate on the state-of-the-art technologies and facilities integrated into the project?
IICC integrates advanced audio-visual systems, cutting-edge lighting and climate control, smart building solutions, and high-speed connectivity to create a technologically advanced and future-ready venue.
Sustainability and Green Initiatives:
Q4a: How does the project adhere to green building principles and promote sustainability?
The project follows green building principles and Indian Green Building Council platinum rating standards, emphasizing sustainable materials, energy efficiency, and responsible water management.
Q4b: What are the sustainable practices and technologies employed to achieve high sustainability standards?
Sustainability is achieved through the use of sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, renewable energy sources, natural lighting and ventilation, and water conservation measures, among others.
Urban Integration and Accessibility:
Q5a: How does the strategic location enhance urban integration and public connectivity?
The IICC’s strategic location promotes advancements in various sectors and enhances India’s role in global politics and diplomacy. It serves as a catalyst for industrial growth and a global MICE destination.
Q5b: Could you share insights on how the project acts as a catalyst for industrial growth and a global MICE destination?
The influx of international and domestic attendees for MICE events at IICC boosts tourism, enhances business networking, and contributes to economic growth, knowledge exchange, and best practices sharing across industries.
Future Plans and Impact:
Q6a: Are there future expansion plans or phases for the India International Convention Centre?
Ambitious expansion plans include the construction of an Arena and a dedicated hotel district in Phase 2 and Phase 3, enhancing the venue’s capabilities and offerings.
Q6b: What impact do you foresee this project having on India’s position in the global architectural landscape?
The IICC will elevate India’s reputation in the global architectural community, inspiring similar projects worldwide. The inclusion of the Arena and the hotel district will make it an even more desirable destination for international events and gatherings.
The India International Convention & Expo Centre (YashoBhoomi) is set to make history, showcasing India’s architectural prowess, innovation, and commitment to sustainability on a global stage. This monumental project promises to become a beacon of modernity and a hub for knowledge exchange, cultural promotion, and global diplomacy. It’s a symbol of India’s ability to embrace its heritage while progressing into the future, leaving an indelible mark on the world.