Naveen Congratulates Agriculture Dept, IDCO on Krushi Bhawan Winning Supreme Award at Surface Design Awards


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated State Agriculture Department and IDCO on Krushi Bhawan winning the Supreme Award and awards for public building exterior & interior at Surface Design Awards 2020.

Expressing happiness over the achievement, the CM tweeted,
“The structure’s vernacular narratives & unique design are a tribute to Odisha’s agricultural history & its farmers”.

One of the marvelous architectural edifices of modern day Odisha, the Krushi Bhawan situated in the heart of capital city Bhubaneswar was earlier highly commended at the World Architecture Festival held in Amsterdam last month.

The Krushi Bhawan, built at a cost of Rs 70 crore from the Krushi Karman Award money, was shortlisted for the WAF in the Building category. Built over an area of 1.3 lakh square feet, the multi-story building has been constructed taking inspiration from Ikat patterns of Odisha handlooms. The bricks used are made from different colours of clay that symbolize the diversity of soils in different regions of the state.

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