Make in India: Repositioning India on the Global Stage

The India Pavilion | Hannover, Germany

The Make in India Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2015 positioned India’s advancements across industrial sectors on the bedrock of its rich culture and idiom. History and memory were the two vital aspects of the design strategy. The Pavilion’s geometry was rooted in Navgriha and Vaastu principles, representing India’s tradition of peaceful progress. The Chakra was reinterpreted in a flower form with each petal housing an exhibition pod, with displays of data, infographics and installations. The design centred around contrast, the contrast between materials- the earthiness of wood and threadwork versus glass and steel, technology for the future against the craftsman’s skills, the design of the ground versus the dynamics of the sky. The Make in India pavilion was adjudged the best Pavilion in the 65-year history of the Messe.



Built Up Area

15000 sq.ft.


Completed in 2015


Dept. Of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Govt. of India


O. Vosshage

The Hindu
The Merit List
IIID Anchor Award
Trade, Government of India
Citation for Excellence in Architecture, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal