The brief required us to design a primary school on a tight site in an urban residential neighbourhood. The program comprising of classrooms, library, multipurpose space, activity rooms and various play areas demanded the building to be comprised of five floors including the basement.
We decided to articulate the program in a playful manner from a child’s perspective. The school was conceived a conglomeration of myriad child fantasies .These included letters coalescing to form the elevation, to little nooks and corners to children to hide in, to little peep holes in every door and multiple other experiences.
Each program requirement was seen as an opportunity to create a distinct world for the child. This colourful assemblage of different worlds and experiences is then connected with a staircase and a special void that cuts through the building in section. The sculpture void also enables visual and special interaction between the different levels.
70000 sq ft
Narendra Pirgal, Smaran Mallesh, Vikram Rajashekar ,Sangeeta Patrick ,Chaitra Koshy, Gowtham Archarya, Harish Kumar