Cambridge, MA | Beijing, CN
ZNA / Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates was responsible for site planning/landscape architecture in concert with the teams lead architect Verner Johnson museum architects & planners, Mumbai architectural firm Shashi Prabhu Associates, Boston-based exhibit designers Christopher Chadbourne Associates, and Bollywood film expert Pravin Nadkar have been selected as the winner of an international competition for a new World Class Bollywood Museum at Film City.
The winning proposal includes a campus of buildings that are light, airy, colorful, grand, dramatic, refreshing, and full of motion — a destination where visitors can spend an entire day exploring and learning about Bollywood filmmaking. This concept integrates several major elements: the Bollywood Museum, the Bollywood Theatre, Museum Gardens with an Amphitheater and a Conference Center.
The 110,000 SF Bollywood Museum includes 45,000 SF of state- of-the-art interactive exhibits, a special effects theatre, a 300-seat auditorium, a temporary exhibit gallery, a film library, a gift shop, and dining options.
On this spectacular and strategically placed site at the very door to Film City and Bollywood itself, the approach to the Museum reveals terraced pools of water leading toward a set of curved filmstrips that seem to float over a light-filled, poetic complex. It is a site and building built as a metaphor for the structure of Bollywood films themselves.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Film City, Mumbai, India