17/10/2019 - 19/01/2020

Balkrishna Doshi

Architecture for the people


Indian architect, urban planner, and teacher Balkrishna V. Doshi (born 1927 in Pune, India) ranks among the most influential pioneers of modern Indian architecture. In 2018 he won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Aranya Low Cost Housing for Indore Development Authority, Indore, 1989 © Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad

Planning your visit

Open today till 6:00 pm

Opening Hours

Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Monday closed


Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40
80333 München

Admission prices (Inclusive opening hours )

Sunday admission 1€

Thursday – Saturday 10€
reduced 7€
Day pass (Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst, Sammlung Schack) 12€

Duration of the visit

ca. 60 minutes


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Further visitor information

More information about your visit
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Balkrishna Doshi, 1977-92
© Courtesy of Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad, photo: Vinay Panjwani

Since the 1950s he has created more than 100 buildings for public and cultural institutions as well as housing estates and residences. Doshi achieved international acclaim for his visionary urban planning and housing projects and is known for his dedication in the field of education. His understanding of architecture is strongly influenced by his learnings from Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, with whom he had previously collaborated. Based on their modern design vocabularies, he developed his own style to meet local needs and Indian traditions.

Balkrishna Doshi

In the spring 2019 the Vitra Design Museum will present the first European retrospective of Doshi’s work. A wealth of original material including models, plans, paintings, photos, films, and full-scale replicas will highlight his accomplishments in architecture, urban planning, design, and art.

The exhibition is a project by the Vitra Design Museum and the Wüstenrot Foundation in cooperation with the Vastushilpa Foundation.

Example of alterations of the architectural structure by inhabitants: »Housing for Life Insurance Corporation« (LIC), Ahmedabad, 1973
© Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad


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