A new architechtural marvel is built on the shores of historic hussain sagar lake – The Telangana’s new Secreteriat building. The chief minister KCR’s dream project.

According to the new secretariat building, which cost 616 crores, tourists to Hyderabad will now be able to experience a brand-new architectural marvel beside the iconic Charminar and Golconda.

Together with the famed Charminar and the Golconda fort, the expansive new building on the banks of Hussian Sagar serves as both a place of government and a distinctive architectural landmark. The new secretariat was created by Chennai-based architects Ponni Concessao and Oscar Concessao, and it looks to be in the Indo-Sarssenic style, which combines domes with Indo-Islamic architectural elements.

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The dome, a crucial component of Islamic architecture, is said to have arrived in India during Turkish conquests in the 12th century AD, according to Indian architectural history. The Humayun’s Tomb, built by Akhar in Delhi in the 16th century, marked the introduction of the double dome. The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shajahan in the first part of the 17th century, uses many domes in contrast. Mughal architecture is primarily an Indo-Islamic style since it combines Hindu and Islamic architectural traditions. The new secretariat’s numerous domes and arches, which represent the syncretic and liberal Deccani style, blend in beautifully with this design.

The designing was not easy. The designers had to sit with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao one to one in a design workshop. “ We had to plan and design the several spatial components and the facades of the Secretariat and we had to discuss the updated drawings,’ says Architect Ponni Concessao in a presentation on the new building.

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The overall master plan has been zoned for the Secretariat building, ancillary buildings for visitors, police personnel, fire department, crèche, utility building, temple, mosque and church. Ample space has been planned for landscaping, hardscape with stone pavements, and softscapes consisting of lawns, native trees, fountains, parking for VVIP’s, staff and others.  A replica of Asoka’s Four – Lion capital has also been installed on the main dome adding an authoritative look to the structure. 

The new secretariat named for B. R. Ambekdar is aesthetically pleasing, but there is also room for political controversies. According to the state BJP, the ‘Islamic’ aspects were included to appease the MIM party, a political associate of the TRS (now BRS), the ruling party. The design, however, has the potential to be a copy of the Deccan region’s multicultural culture.

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Due to the MLC election code, the secretariat’s inauguration, which was originally scheduled for February 17, has been postponed. The State Government has not yet announced the new date, which will take place after the Ugadi festival. #hydnews #livehyd #hydkhabar #newsforhyderabad

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