With the opening of India International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC), India is set to join the league of select nations that have built iconic conventional and exhibition facilities for promoting culture and business. Located at the western edge of Delhi NCR, the project will be built at a cost of about Rs 26,000 crore.
The project’s knowledge partner Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) has appointed our firm CP Kukreja Architects as its engineering and architectural consultant, and the award for the engineering and construction work of the first phase, worth Rs 2,791 crore, has gone to L&T. The project is currently at the structural stage of foundation establishment. The phase-I of the project will tentatively be completed by August 2020. “Our design aims to bring in the latest technological knowhow for building such dynamic facilities, and challenge the conventional methods of designing such structures that one is used to. The fact that weightage is being given to sustainability – through the building envelope, general installations, control systems, etc – would help establish the project’s standing as an iconic figure for future generations to come.”