Famous for its Nawabi culture and traditional values, the city of Lucknow is gradually wearing a look of modern city with its swank commercial properties, sprawling shopping malls, and modern residential real estate. Not just the city's prime commercial and residential locations, the suburban locations of Lucknow, especially Indira Nagar and Gomti Nagar are undergoing intense construction activities.
The Uocoming Achitecture
One of the unique features of the building is its central dome, that reaches 52 m above ground level and bears a startling resemblance to Rashtrapati Bhavan’s dome. ‘‘With its arches and mehrabs, along with glazing for allowing sunlight, the convention centre dome is one of its kind.’’ The other features include: Two auditoria having the capacity to seat 400 and 200 delegates Eight VIP suites and eight green rooms Two banquet halls An amphitheatre that can seat 600 In-built energy-conservation mechanism An art gallery situated right under the dome Underground parking.
Spread over an area of 27 acres, Ambedkar Park in located at Lucknow. The park has been built in honor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. The park is beautifully landscaped, with lush green lawns.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium
The foundation stone of this beautiful building of Saturn shape was laid on 28th Feb., 1988 by the chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Hon. Late Veer Bahadur Singh. Indira Gandhi Planetarium was inaugurated on 8th May, 2003 by the Hon. Chief Minister of UP Ms. Mayawati. From 9th May 2003 Planetarium has been opened for public. Structure:- Indira Gandhi Planetarium building is in unique Saturn shape with its five rings. The 21 meter diameter spherical building of the planetarium rest on platform, which is especially designed to give an idea of crater formation on celestial bodies. The platform is surrounded by waterpool with fountains. The ground floor of the planetarium building has a space gallery with some models and charts of Indian satellites. Main auditorium of 15 meter diameter is on the first floor. The Capacity:- 168 seats.
It is build in mark of changing face of society near Clarks awadh Hotel and Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
The New Architecture
|Ambedkar park||Samajik Parivartan Sthal
All Pictures taken by Katyayani
Established under the aegis of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, a non-profit education trust, over 10 years ago, Amity today is the leading group of educational institutions in India, wherein 35,000 students are pursuing over 130 programmes, spread over 18 campuses.
Over the years some of the brightest students from Uttar Pradesh have come to study at Amity's state of-the-art campuses in Delhi and Noida. Now, Amity brings the same global standard education right to your doorstep by establishing the hi-tech Lucknow campus, operational from August 2004.
The budding professionals in the Lucknow campus will be assisted by the same team that is dedicated to ensure the 100% placements of students at other Amity campuses. Also, modern residential facilities will be made available to give the students a 'home away from home' experience.
Starting August 2004, a combination of the most hi-tech campus, a dedicated faculty comprising thought leaders and practicing professionals, the rigorous curriculum and innovative teaching methodology, will surely help students of Uttar Pradesh prepare for life.
The Universities With Unique Architecture
|Courtesy-Lucknow University||Courtesy-Amity University|
The idea of starting a University at Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur, K.C.I.E. of Mahmudabad, who contributed an article to the columns of "The Pioneer'' urging the foundation of a University at Lucknow. A little later Sir Harcourt Butler, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E, was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces, and his well-known interest in all matters under his jurisdiction, specially in matters educational, gave fresh life and vigour to the proposal. The first step to bring the University into being was taken when a General Committee of educationists and persons interested in university education appointed for the purpose, met in conference at Government House, Lucknow, on November, 10, 1919. At this meeting Sir Harcourt Butler, who was in the chair, outlined the proposed scheme for the new university.
Multitude Of Lucknow
Lucknow is a centrally placed district of Uttar Pradesh spread over an area of 2528 sq. kms.The district has a population of about 2.8 million (1991 census). There are 865 females per 1000 males. About 33.3% of the population lives in the rural areas, while 62.7% of the population lives in the urban areas. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes contribute about 21.9% and 0.04% respectively. The decennial growth rate of population between 1981-1991 was 35.69%. The density of population is 1081 per Sq. Km.
Census Pop. %±
1991 1,669,204 65.7%
2001 2,245,509 34.5%
Est. 3,226,000 43.7%
Source: Census of India