University of Mumbai Complex

Art Deco Mumbai

Art Deco Mumbai
Mumbai, India

View of the the Library hall, University of Mumbai. It was designed by Ar. Sir George Gilbert Scott and funded by prominent Bombay businessman Premchand Roychand. Built by local builders and craftsmen, with design inputs from students of the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy School of Art (then the Bombay School of Art). This Victorian Gothic building at Oval Maidan represents a unique blend of European Gothic and local design, celebrated as Bombay Gothic.

This Victorian Gothic building is a part of 'The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai', a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was inscribed to the list on June 30, 2018.


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