of States, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
for the Trade Fair Authority of India at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
in 1982, this hall was used as the venue for boxing and table tennis
events of the 9th Asian Games. The complex was planned, designed and
constructed within a period of 18 months. It constitutes a central
hall having a clear span of 44m and a height of 22m supported on 8
hollow circular shaft like columns of 3.4m diameter placed at the
vertices of an unequal but symmetrical octagon.
From the sides of the octagon emanates the square exhibition halls
of approximately 22m x 25m. The complex has a covered area of 9,450
sqm. The structure is cast-in-situ RCC and founded on 408 driven cast-in-situ
concrete piles of 50cm diameter. Approximately 4,380 cubic of structural
concrete of various grades and 750mt of reinforcing steel have been
used in the construction.