Nagpur: The cultural hub, South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), will soon have a magnificent building as the Ministry of Culture approved construction of “Tagore Cultural Complex” in the city. The present headquarters of SCZCC, which showcases cultural preservation and conservation of seven states, is in dilapidated condition. The 80-year old building lacked several facilities. During monsoon, the underground portion of the building is flooded with rain waters.
But now, the SCZCC will boast of a grand, all-facility building to be constructed soon. The first stage of Rs 15 crore out of Rs 45 crore project was approved by the Ministry of Culture. The proposed complex will be a multi-storied one. The complex will have all-facility office, multiplex theatre, audio visual library, conference hall, handicraft showroom, art library, art gallery, art museum, traditional food stall, cafeteria, documentation section, residential, guest house, and dormitory, public facilities, open theatre, garden, lawns, ‘mela’ area, and many more features. The bhumipujan of the proposed new building of SCZCC will be performed soon.
The design and DPR of the new building has been prepared by city’s renowned and experienced architecture institute “Collective Urbanism.” The proposed building project is based on “Zero Mile” concept and will be eco-friendly, energy efficient, solar powered and earthquake resistant.