The Centre for Indian Music Experience—a first-of-its-kind experiential museum of music in India—”is slated to open in 2013 in Bangalore. The Centre for Indian Music Experience is a non-profit initiative of the Brigade Millennium Welfare Trust and is supported by Brigade Group.
WELCOME to the beginning of a fascinating journey—a journey that will culminate in the birth of the Centre for Indian Music Experience. In 2013, get ready to experience a transformation in the way you experience music. The Centre for Indian Music Experience will bring music closer to YOU!
You may be wondering what the Centre for Indian Music Experience will be. While a traditional ‘collection based’ museum encapsulates the idea that the soul of a museum is its collection and therein lies its identity, an experiential museum represents the idea that the visitor is central, and the museum’s function is that of a catalyst in an intensely personal and transformational experience.
Centre for Indian Music Experience—India’s first experiential music museum—will be dedicated to showcasing India’s rich music culture. The Centre for Indian Music Experience will feature multimedia galleries, performance and learning spaces, and interactive exhibits. This unique museum intends to encourage a rediscovery of various genres of Indian music, from the traditional to the contemporary.
Located within the Brigade Millennium enclave, this space will be a blend of inspiring architecture and aesthetic design, enhancing the overall experience.
Architecture design competition
An architecture design competition was the first step in the exciting journey.
The jury makes its selection
The resulting submissions were judged by an eminent jury comprising Sharukh Mistry, Director, Mistry Architects; Prem Chandavarkar, Director, CnT Architects; Michael Foley, Managing Director, Foley Designs; M. R. Jaishankar, CMD, Brigade Group; and Vyjayanthi Kashi, Kuchapudi danseuse and Artistic Director, Shambhavi School of Dance.
After intense deliberation, Architecture Paradigm was declared the winner. The jury commented on the winning submission: “The sinuous curved façade creates a striking and memorable form, which at the same time facilitates an easy movement path through the exhibits. One can traverse all the galleries in a continuous path, without the need to backtrack.”
The entries from Hundredhands Design and Arun Nalapat Architects won the jury’s commendations.
The results were announced at a ceremony held at the MLR Convention Centre on 26 April.
I. M. Vittal Murthy, IAS, Secretary to Govt of Karnataka, Dept of Youth Services, was the Chief Guest. P. V. Maiya, President of the Brigade Millennium Welfare Trust and Director, Brigade Group, addressed the gathering. The awards ceremony was preceded by a music concert by the Pandit Prakash Sontakke Ensemble.
Manasi Prasad, Head—Music Project, Brigade Group, speaking
at the architecture awards function.
Femina Rehman and Sandeep J. of Architecture Paradigm collect the award for their winning design, from the Chief Guest I. M. Vittal Murthy.
The miniature model of the award winning design by Architecture Paradigm.
From left to right: Sharukh Mistry, P. V. Maiya, M. R. Jaishankar
and I. M. Vittal Murthy.
The Architecture Paradigm team, winners of the design competition.
(from L to R): Manoj Ladhad, Sandeep J. and Vimal Jain
The music concert by Pandit Prakash Sontakke Ensemble.