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IIID | Western Region | Public Spaces | 2009


IIID | National | Commendation | Institution | 2009


Won as an open competition project in 2008, this was organised by Surat Municipal Corporation. Post the floods of 2006, the Surat City Museum was to be moved to its new home at the newly constructed Science Centre, a flashy building in form finished concrete in a very posh location of Surat. The design was a collaborative efforts by an enthusiastic team of Interior Designers, Mechanical Engineer and Graphic Designer. The high point of this design is the immensely flexible display and lighting system that allows lot of freedom to the curator to shift or change things with lot of ease to keep the Museum vibrant. Once cannot miss a large egg-shaped audio-video room located near the entry of the museum.

Project Specifics

Client: Surat Municipal Corporation

Site Location:  SVP Science Centre, Citylight Main Road, Surat.

Carpet Area:  17,750 sq ft / 1,650 sq m

Year of Completion:  2008

Services:  Interior and Display Design

Team: Snehal Shah, Husain Cinemawala, Ketna Morker

Our association with ESSTEAM during various projects has been an excellent experience. Snehal possesses an excellent ability to get in details of every aspect and provide suggestions which are out of the box, and this is commendable. His ability to convey his ideas to his team and get the desired results is also appreciable. His ideas have made the City Museum very lively and interesting. The way in which all the valuable objects at City Museum are presented make them even more valuable. I sincerely wish that Snehal continues to provide services in a professional manner but at the same time not be completely professional in maintaining relationships, and try to give personal touch to each project. I would not like to hear from anyone that Snehal pahela aavo na hato!


- Mr. C. Y. Bhatt Deputy Commissioner, SMC, Surat.

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