KRANTIJYOTI SAVITRIBAI PHULE MEMORIAL AT PUNE

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  • Krantijyoti Savitribai & Jyotirao Phule Memorial
    A centre for social upliftment and womens emancipation at Pune is taking shape. The nineteenth century social reformers' house and place of work are a pilgrimage place for social workers in Maharashtra & India.
  • Bronze busts of Jyotirao & Savitribai at their former residence.
  • The B wing which has a shop for selling items prepared by home based craft enterprises by women, a gymnasium, a creche and a canteen. The first floor has a self employment centre, a computer training workshop and a library.
  • The C wing which houses the exhibition hall on the ground floor and conference room on the first floor
  • The A building will house an exhibition on the life and times of Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule. The exhibition is yet to be put up for display.
  • The floor designs using jaisalmer sandstone and baroda green marble and white marble from Rajasthan set in a kotah stone floor marks the A wing flooring
  • The 550 capacity auditorium is now ready for finishing
  • Floor patterns in Jaisalmer, green marble and white marble set in an overall background of Kotah stone flooring - all natural stones largely from Rajasthan.
  • The patterned brickwork and stylized railings create a sense of craft that was characteristic of the era in which the Phules worked.
  • Ferrocement pergolas over the entrance to the auditorium.
  • Acrylic pyramids have been designed as light boxes that will light up during intervals to create a similar effect as the painted brick patterns in the interiors.
  • A conscious decision was taken not to try and consume the available FSI and create a low rise need based building that would imagine a situation in which Savitribai would have liked to operate if she were alive.
  • The finished auditorium with acrylic pyramids in primary colours lit up to give a unique efffect.
  • The library on the first floor with the simple furniture is a well lit and ventilated space in this quiet quarter of the city.
  • The rear side of the gallery lit up for the inauguration on Aug 2 2014
  • The stage lights are tested and all set for the forthcoming performances.
  • The intertwining spiral cut in Basalt Stone symbolizes the process of education anf the intermingled lives of Savitribai and Jyotirao.
  • The patterns on brickwork and the lights in the auditorium are inspired by patterns on sarees that are popular with ladies.
  • The wax model of the sculpture as a reminder of the pioneering work done by Savitribai to educate girls to bring about social reform.
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