Oct 23, 2023

Vasantham Community Hall at Theni

In the year 2003, my office was approached by the village community elders of Allinagaram ( Theni town) to design a community Hall within a limited budget. I recently found a couple of photos I had clicked during the construction site visit of this community building along with the concept drawings and rendered views. So curiosity made me search the location in Google street view where I could click the current pictures of the building.

I had designed the main hall in the first floor and the dining hall at the ground level. The ramp dropoff took you to the first level. I had requested the structural consultant Er.Ganesh Kanna to avoid the typical deep beams in the dining hall and work with flat beams and mushroom columns which were quite futuristic in those days for a building in a rural area. 

Google street view

Porch under construction 2003

Dining hall with mushroom columns



  1. in each era people born with futuristic vision Ashok and you seems one of them
    an impressive design !

    1. Those are big words Baili. Thanks

  2. Beautifully designed, I like it.

  3. Very impressive! Valerie

  4. The pillars and columns do make a feature

  5. Certainly looks a lovely looking building and it's nice and big too.

  6. That's wonderful, Ashok!

  7. It's truly fascinating to stumble upon memories from past projects and witness how they have evolved over time.

    Thanks for sharing.

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