Edited By: Oindrila Mukherjee
Final Up to date: February 13, 2023, 09:15 IST
The design of the newly constructed secretariat of Telangana. (Picture: News18)
Weighing in on the controversy triggered by Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s risk to demolish the Telangana Secretariat, architects say domes have been launched by the Romans who wished an imposing component to behave as a roof for his or her voluminous buildings
Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar stoked a brand new controversy when he mentioned he’ll demolish the newly constructed Secretariat if the get together involves energy within the state. He mentioned the domes of the constructing reminded him of the Taj Mahal and the buildings mirrored the tradition of the Nizams.
The BJP chief claimed that the domes have been constructed to appease AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, and promised that if the saffron get together was voted to energy, it is going to rebuild the Secretariat to “mirror Telangana’s tradition”.
However are domes, a part of buildings just like the Supreme Court docket and Rashtrapati Bhavan, completely Islamic buildings regardless that some historic temples have them.
Throwing gentle on the problem, architect Pingali Naga Praveen mentioned: “It’s the Romans who launched domes in structure. They wished an imposing component to behave as a roof for his or her voluminous buildings. Islamic structure borrowed these components for visible aesthetics. The profiles of those domes are completely different.”
Explaining the design significance of domes, he added: “Domes are normally seen as energy symbols as they improve the dimensions of the visuals to bigger grandeur ranges. It’s also used as a capping component for a constructing to be seen with the sky because the backdrop. The Deccan area is filled with such domes. So a Secretariat constructing getting them is nothing unique.”
Commenting on Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s remarks, conservation architect GSV Suryanarayana Murthy mentioned: “There could be criticism on structure at any time and by anybody… However no want to speak about destruction of any artwork work in India, regardless of politically completely different views on structure and buildings. Domes are, the truth is, a part of Indian structure.”
In addition to this controversy, the design of the Secretariat has been criticised by some architects. Oscar and Ponni Architects, the architects of the constructing, have mentioned the architectural fashion of the Secretariat is predominantly classical Deccan Kakatiya. They’ve talked about the Neelakanteswara Temple, the Hanuman Temple at Salangpur and the Wanaparthy Palace as design inspirations.
“The brand new design is dangerous to the core when it comes to scale and aesthetics. The architects termed it as Deccan Kakatiya. Solely they will clarify what precisely it means,” mentioned Praveen.
One other architect took to Twitter with one other view. He shared a aspect profile of the constructing and wrote: “New Secretariat from the aspect. Appears the Patron and the Architects have been so obsessive about the entrance & again elevations, they forgot the way it will look from the aspect! No classical constructing has two dominant domes of equal dimension – most likely they aimed for a quixotic world first right here! (sic)”
Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy has known as upon individuals to interrupt open the gates of Pragathi Bhavan the place the poor can’t enter. Responding to those feedback by political rivals, KT Rama Rao, the MAUD minister and son of chief minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao, had mentioned: “One man mentioned he’ll demolish Pragathi Bhavan and one other is saying he’ll demolish the secretariat. We discuss laying foundations, whereas they discuss digging graves. I ask all my associates to consider the implications if the state falls into the palms of those anarchic forces.”
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