Kala Academy, Goa
Designed by Charles Correa, the Kala Academy is a beautiful cultural institution located on the edge of the water where the Mandovi meets the sea. The Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir (DMKM) Auditorium at the Kala Academy seats 900 and is supported by ancillary facilities that include an amorphous verandah with surreal murals resembling the works of Giorgio de Chirico, a Black Box audio-visual space, a library and an amphitheatre. The Kala Academy: an important ‘Modern Heritage’ project will host FRAME 2019.
The capital city traces its history back to the Portuguese port and missionary town. With a rich cultural underlay, the city offers many unique culinary experiences, art and cultural venues and places to explore for architecture. It is the quintessential “City on The Water”.
A unique ecology, Goa is a riverine state with omnipresent waterscapes. From the rainforests of the Western Ghats to the shoreline broken by river-deltas, Goa is magical in the monsoon. August is the time for receding rain with bouts of showers and south-west seabreeze interrupted by brilliantly sunny spells. A carpet of green covers the paddy fields and the towns nurture an atmosphere for work and retreat.