PHOTOS: The pleated pavilion that greets you in Sunder Nursery

In the rediscovered garden of Sunder Nursery, renewed and revitalised from history and brought into the present; architect Ankon Mitra seeks to create an Ensō diagram, where copper of the Earth and silver of the sky meet and embrace in a meditative bliss. Architecture of the past lies strewn everywhere in the garden, lending us to a beautiful pointed arch. In the pavilion, Mitra has multiplied the arch nine times to symbolise the nine realms. The Zen garden represents yin and yang, wind and water - two elements that connect the Earth and the sky.

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Installation image of The Song of the Earth and the Sky at Sunder Nursery, commissioned by The Gujral Foundation. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

Installation image of The Song of the Earth and the Sky at Sunder Nursery, commissioned by The Gujral Foundation. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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The Gujral Foundation in association with Outset India, commissioned a pleated pavilion titled The Song of the Earth and the Sky at Sunder Nursery, New Delhi. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

The Gujral Foundation in association with Outset India, commissioned a pleated pavilion titled The Song of the Earth and the Sky at Sunder Nursery, New Delhi. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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It has been designed by the architect and artist Ankon Mitra and Reha Sodhi is the curatorial advisor on the project. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

It has been designed by the architect and artist Ankon Mitra and Reha Sodhi is the curatorial advisor on the project. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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It is open to the public for viewing till April 26, 2020. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

It is open to the public for viewing till April 26, 2020. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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The Gujral Foundation completed its tenth year in 2018 which marked the beginning of the Foundation’s focus into the realm of architecture and design. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

The Gujral Foundation completed its tenth year in 2018 which marked the beginning of the Foundation’s focus into the realm of architecture and design. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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“This is an unprecedented opportunity, hopefully the beginning of an annual pavilion building project in New Delhi, comparable to the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion in London or the MoMA PS1 in New York,” said Ankon. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

“This is an unprecedented opportunity, hopefully the beginning of an annual pavilion building project in New Delhi, comparable to the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion in London or the MoMA PS1 in New York,” said Ankon. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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The Gujral Foundation was founded by Mohit and Feroze Gujral (son and daughter-in-law of the renowned Indian modern artist Satish Gujral). (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

The Gujral Foundation was founded by Mohit and Feroze Gujral (son and daughter-in-law of the renowned Indian modern artist Satish Gujral). (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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Ankon Mitra is an architect, landscape designer and pioneer of Origami in India. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

Ankon Mitra is an architect, landscape designer and pioneer of Origami in India. (Sarth Khare and The Gujral Foundation)

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