Sachdeva, an alumnus of IIT-Roorkee, traveled to Pune in 1980 to collaborate with architect Christopher Benninger.
Dilli Haat architect Pradeep Sachdeva passed away on May 31, leaving behind a timeless legacy of his creation, the iconic Dilli Haat. For Delhiites and for those visiting the national capital, Dilli Haat has always been a must-visit place. It is one place that has left every Indian city in awe and a desire to have their own version of the iconic ‘Dilli Haat.’ The 63-year-old fell victim to a heart attack. He also earned plaudits for his work on The Garden of Five Senses and research on the streetscape during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Sachdeva ‘s work has been a blueprint for many of the country’s public projects. He believed that the streets should be lively spaces for all, and it was because of this theory of architecture that Chandni Chowk was roped in to pedestrianise. In an interview with The Indian Express last year, Sachdeva had suggested that the Chandni Chowk redevelopment should take place on a similar concept to that of Shimla’s Mall Road, Gangtok’s MG Road and the area surrounding the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Sachdeva, an alumnus of IIT-Roorkee, traveled to Pune in 1980 to collaborate with architect Christopher Benninger. His early inspirations in the works of autodidactic architects Laurie Baker and Geoffrey Bawa will guide him in exploring several different design fields.
He had expressed in the past the problems that left Delhi behind in urban planning and also suggested his plans and views for the redevelopment of the capital of the country. He had suggested that Delhi lost some opportunity to take the city’s living conditions to the next stage.
Architect of Delhi's iconic Dilli Haat & Garden of Five Senses Pradeep Sachdeva is no more. The spaces he created have become architectural landmarks for our city brought alive by his imaginative design. RIP pic.twitter.com/iUN3Ii6a7Q
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) May 31, 2020
Ar. Pradeep Sachdeva, the Architect who created landmark projects like the Dilli Haat and Garden of Five Senses, passed away today morning. He leaves behind a memorable body of work. His work will inspire many generations to come. pic.twitter.com/RGoxl0XmCV
— Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter (@iianc) May 31, 2020
We deeply mourn the sad demise of Architect Pradeep Sachdeva, who has left a legacy behind that will continue to inspire many generations to come. Rest in peace, Sir! pic.twitter.com/9WgYhToBpn
— ArchitectureLive! (@archlivein) May 31, 2020