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Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA)

Pune, Maharashtra, India

The Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA) is a place of exploration, reflection and analysis of the great laboratory that is India. It was built by the architect for his own trust activities whose focal concerns are the study of development processes and the role of planned interventions in societal changes and transformations. Professor Benninger was the founding director of this institute in 1976 and remains the president of its Governing Body. The project explores new patterns based on the play and juxtaposition of parallel walls. While the pattern appears simplistic it uses a number of devices to address functional and design problems.

Phase I: 1986 - 1989
Phase II: 1997 - 2000