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Kolhapur, a major city in the state of Maharashtra is steeped in popular history.The Project is located in Rajarampuri area which is a layout, plotted in early sixties; way before Kolhapur Municipal Corporation was formed. The layout is made of similar sized plots (12mx24m) with a main road going North-South along the length and streets intersecting at right angles. The streets are called gallis and are numbered from 1 to 14. It also shows a prominent presence of youth, as compared to other areas in the city, with many cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlors on the main road itself. The apparent nature is due to its proximity to Shivaji University and other educational institutions, bringing a lot of students to the area. It is like the heart of the new city so the growth is very haphazard as everyone wishes to stay or do business from this area.
The Palette is located at the 7th lane and was visualized to sit harmoniously with the context and yet stand out freshly in the haphazard, overcrowded and dull growth of Rajarampuri. It was a challenge to break the stereotype and a bold experiment with seven colors of rainbow along with the graffities in a small plot size. The various colors were panelized in plans, sections and elevations during the planning stage to create a proper balance on the, not so big, building mass. The project name was envisaged at the very beginning, indicating not just a mix of colors but also to indicate the teamwork of the developer, architect and the artist to break throw the monotony of the street. The Graffities like birds, trees, human figures indicating life in motion and kites indicating objects in motion were chosen. The Palette of Art, Colors, Space, Volume gives pleasant and dynamic view from spaces within & creates curiosity, when viewed from different angles, from outside. Installing artwork on seven storey building was a tough task as the artists had never worked at such heights on exterior facade. The Clients were skeptical as to what would be the final product as the total concept with graffitis was not possible to be explained in 3D at earlier stage. Overall, it was an attempt to give something different to the busy neighborhood of Rajarampuri and a modest effort to promote the local artists of the city. It has become a landmark which definitely brings smile on the face of passers-bys along with the users. A genuine effort to fuse ART and ARCHITECTURE.
The Palette Opposite State Bank of India
7th Lane, Rajarampuri, Kolhapur.416008