Site Area: 25 Acres
Built Up Area: 80,000 sq.m.
Vallabh Bhawan is the State Secretariat of Madhya Pradesh, located atop the Arera Hill in Bhopal. Situated at such a strategic location, which can be seen from various points within the city, Vallabh Bhawan was envisaged as the “crowning jewel” of Arera Hill, offering magnificent views to and from the city.
Furthering the strong axial relationship of Vallabh Bhawan with the Vidhyanchal Bhawan and Satpura Bhawan on either side, a central promenade extends to the other prominent buildings such as the New Vidhan Sabha and Birla Mandir to create an axis previously unexplored and link them into an integrated master plan. The planning of Vallabh Bhawan itself is on the basis of a purely rational interrelationship between the various functions of the building segregated into three distinct program elements- visitor access zones, staff access zones and VIP access zones. Traditional architectural elements like chhatris, jaalis and colonnades have been given a contemporary flavour by using restraint and allowing the basic forms to speak.
Some of the facilities provided here include meeting halls, conference halls, minister’s rooms, a library, dispensary, etc.