Sir Edwin Lutyens – Who designed New Delhi

Edwin Lutyens








Sir Edwin Lutyens led a group of architects in laying out the central administrative area of the city, New Delhi, with the charge of retaining one-third of the area as green space. At the heart of the city was the impressive Rashtrapati Bhawan, which formerly was Viceroy’s House, located on the top of Raisina Hill. The Rajpath connects India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhawan, while Janpath, which crosses it at a right angle, connects South End Road (renamed as Rajesh Pilot Marg) with Connaught Place. Currently, Pranab Mukherjee is the President of India, and stays in the official house of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Edwin Lutyens, the architect of Delhi, designed 4 bungalows in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate, (Viceroy House Estate); now, these bungalows lie on the Mother Teresa Crescent (then Willingdon Crescent).

Lutyens, apart from designing the Viceroy’s House, designed large government building and was involved with town planning.

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