| 011 2468 2002|| Joseph Allen Stein|
| Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, New Delhi, Delhi 110003|
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The India Habitat Centre is a multipurpose building in New Delhi, India. Mixing work, commercial and social spaces, the Indian Habitat Centre is India’s most comprehensive convention centre.
India Habitat Centre Wikipedia
The India Habitat Centre was started in 1993. The public agency for Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) wanted an office building for its workers and made the unprecedented decision to invite chosen non-profit organisations that shared their concern with habitat to share that work space.
In 2009, the India Habitat Centre co-hosted the first Habitat Summit (http://www.habitatsummit.org) with Mirabilis Advisory and Urban Habitats Forum, a professional civil society initiative whose primary purpose is to serve as a multi-disciplinary public awareness and educational platform, and to facilitate positive change in India’s cities by engaging all stakeholders of society in shaping India’s built environment. Held in September, the Summit served as a communication vehicle to position key policy issues and to highlight opportunities for positive change by showcasing community-oriented urban renewal projects.
IHC started organising and hosting the Delhi Photo Festival held every two years since 2011. The partnership between India Habitat Centre (IHC) and Nazar Foundation (parent body of Delhi Photo Festival) was dissolved in early 2015 and Delhi Photo Festival 2015 was held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).
The chairman of HUDCO and the architect Joseph Allen Stein decided to radically change the traditional image of an office building as an architectural project and transformed it into an urban design project. The space was designed to permit the members of the Centre to share services both inside and outside the building with multiple courtyards, common meeting rooms, shared parking area, library, restaurants, museum, and hotels, some of which are open to the general public. Constructed on nine acres in an urban area, the building eschewed traditional building materials and techniques.
Sharing a common concern for habitat, the following organisations have come together to participate in institution-building, evolving a synergy within the India Habitat Centre complex.Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
All India Brick & Tile Manufacturers Federation
All India Housing Development Association
Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council
Central Building Research Institute
Centre for Development Studies & Activities (CDSA)
Centre for Science & Environment
Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned & Other Developing Countries
Confederation of Indian Industry
Consultancy Development Centre
Council for Advancement of People's Action & Rural Technology
Council of Architecture
Delhi Management Association
Delhi Policy Group
Delhi Urban Art Commission
Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd.
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.
Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.
Institute of Social Studies Trust
International Labour Organisation
MCD Slum & JJ Department
National Foundation for India
National Capital Region - Planning Board
National Housing Bank
National Institute of Design
National Institute of Urban Affairs
Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned & Other Developing Countries
Society for Development Studies
The Energy and Resources Institute
University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India
Vikram Sarabhai Foundation
Speco Engineering Pvt Ltd : space frame with sunscreen in the countryyard of treh prestigious complex to provide better environment july 1994