The Charles Correa Foundation is organizing its second annual Z-Axis Conference entitled ‘Buildings As Ideas’, which will focus on buildings and the nature of the questions they raise. The first conference, ‘Great City . . . Terrible Place’ held in March 2015, described the city.

This conference is a tribute to the memory of Charles Correa and is the third in a series of events the Foundation has held named ‘Buildings As Ideas’ – the first was in January, being one of four evening Celebrating Charles Correa; the second an Exhibition on Correa’s un-built work which opened in March, and this third event, the conference, will explore further what Correa believed – that buildings are ideas that manifest and take form.

The conference will begin with the first Charles Correa Memorial Lecture delivered on September 1, by Jean Pierre Crousse.


Registrations for Z Axis are now open at1.  The different categories of registration are:

  • Student Registrations: Students pursuing their bachelors or masters in architecture, planning, landscape design, or any related design field are welcome to register for the conference. The registration fee for students is ₹2500.

  • Professional Registrations: Professionals from the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, design, and related domains of work can register for the conference with a basic fee of ₹4500.Additionally, a networking dinner with cocktails is planned for all interested professionals. The pass for the same can be added to your registration by paying ₹2000 in addition to the delegate registration. The networking dinner is optional to all professional participants.

  • Student Pass:₹2500     

  • Professional Pass: ₹4500

  • Professional Pass with Networking Dinner: ₹6500  


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