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Japan's Maki To Design Govt Buildings In AP Capital

World-renowned Japanese architectural firm Maki & Associates has been chosen to design the government buildings in the Andhra Pradeshs new capital city, Amaravati. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu made the announcement vijayawada Friday evening.

Maki was chosen by a jury of six renowned architects from the three shortlisted firms -- Maki & Associates, Richard Rogers (England) and DV Joshi Architects (India) -- which had submitted designs for a contest held by the state government.
The firm would design Secretariat, Legislature Complex, High Court, Raj Bhavan and other important buildings.

The chief minister yesterday held a high-level meeting to review the capital construction work and inspected the designs submitted by various firms. He visited Velagapudi village, 16-km from here, and inspected the construction works of Interim Government Complex (temporary Secretariat).

Naidu spoke to the representatives of L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji firms which are executing the project. Later, he reviewed the capital designs and related issues with ministers and higher officials.

Established in 1965, Maki and Associates has designed several famous buildings such as United Nations Consolidated Building (New York), Tower 4 of World Trade Centre Redevelopment (New York), Media Corp (Singapore), Bihar Museum (India) and Shenzhen Sea World Cultural Arts Centre (China).

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