PK Bhagat to design illumination of Capitol Complex -min
PK Bhagat will be doing the project of designing lighting of buildings of the Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex. PK Bhagat is the ex-Principal of the College of Architecture (CCA) and retired from the college last year. Bhagat is also a member of the US-based International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE). Recently Bhagat has been appointed as India-Head by the IALD to conduct lighting awareness workshops for students of Architecture for a period of two years till October 2019.
The Capitol Complex comprises three buildings — Legislative Assembly, Secretariat and High Court. The complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on July 17 last year. Chandigarh UT Administration is in the midst of finalizing the conservation project for the Capitol Complex.
Bhagat will also start work on lighting design at Phase-3 of Rock Garden. Phase-3 of Rock Garden has been held back for several years for lack of funds.
Bhagat has also submitted the lighting concept from India Gate to Vijay Chowk at New Delhi before the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which is a 2-km-long stretch of landscaped garden and water-channels. In the past, Bhagat has also done the lighting projects of Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Tourist Information Centre at the Capitol Complex and Doll Museum at Rock Garden.