- Neo Dravidian architecture
- Ornamental stone carvings
- Resembles Vidhana Soudha
- Modern facilities
- Land Area: 8 acres
Vikasa Soudhais located just next to Vidhana Soudha on its Southern side. Initiated by the then Chief Minister S M Krishna, Vikasa Soudha was built by Karnataka State Government and inaugurated in 2005.
The main reason to build this Soudha is to bring all the important government offices under a single umbrella and to cater space demand at Vidhana Soudha. It is intended to be an annexe, housing some of the ministries and legislative offices.
Since the architecture is the same Neo Dravidian style as of Vidhana Soudha, it is popularly called Sister of Vidhana Soudha. The granite stones were from quarries in Hesaraghatta, Mallasandra, Avalahalli and Koira. Vikasa Soudha was built over a land area of about 8 acres. The building comprises 8 floors, housing 15 conference halls and 360 rooms. The main hall of the Vikasa Soudha has a colourful map of the State of Karnataka.
It is the first government building to have hydro-pneumatic system for water supply and 100 KW solar power grid system. The building is equipped with sophisticated security system, fire fighting system and spacious elevators. Rain water harvesting has been implemented. There is a printing press and 3 cafeterias. The 3 basement floors have parking facility for about 600 cars.
Location : Cubbon Park
Next to Vidhana Soudha