Rooted in principles of astronomy, the design of the Planetarium is inspired by the Black Hole, a mysterious yet all-powerful phenomenon which was recently documented.
Studio Emergence, a Mumbai-based Parametric Architecture firm, is extremely honored to present its work for the prestigious Visakhapatnam Planetarium that has been spearheaded by the Andhra Pradesh government and supported by the World Bank. Located at the iconic Kailasgiri Hill-Top Park that overlooks this emergent city, the Planetarium has been designed to encourage educational thought among the city’s residents. Studio Emergence was brought on board to create a space that inspires awe and facilitates a space ripe for learning and engagement. Rooted in principles of astronomy, the design of the Planetarium is inspired by the Black Hole, a mysterious yet all-powerful phenomenon which was recently documented. The Black Hole idea was then brought to reality by a process of abstraction and optimization wherein its form was reinterpreted through the lens of architecture.
“Studio Emergence team brought our vision to life with the futuristic shape and ideas. The moment we saw their interpretation for the planetarium, we were convinced. This project will add to the beauty of Visakhapatnam.” said, Sri. P. Koteswara Rao, I.A.S., Metropolitan Commissioner, VMRDA.
“It has been an absolute honour to work on the Visakhapatnam Planetarium, a modern monument that is symbolic of the change that the city is going through. We are extremely thankful to have had a chance to create a new aesthetic, one that’s supported by a visionary government. Moving forwards, we would love to work on similar projects that herald the rise of a new India.” said, Khushbu Davda & Seeja Sudhakaran, Co-Founders, Studio Emergence.