As school forms the basis of our first learning experience, so is this project conceived from its inception to provide an environment conducive to learning and development for the students of class nursery to 12th. The challenge was to produce an institution of international standards in a restricted site area of 2.08 acres, following a sustainable design approach to reduce energy usage and increase occupant comfort.
The odd shaped site is exploited fully by proposing a two-pronged plan whose central axis with double height atrium, open air amphitheater and play field provide openness to an otherwise restricted site layout. A circular administrative wing would connect the two arms. Passive design techniques infused in the design proposal would create a comfortable micro-climate to influence the daily life of the students. The classrooms oriented along the North-South axis allow for maximized and effective daylight to seep in and eliminate need of artificial lighting. The east facing enclosures are lined with recessed windows and louvers acting as heat shading devices in the harsh summer sun. The design allows for 100 percent on site storm water recharge to be used for purposes like landscaping, grey water etc. Latticed Jaali at various levels conjures interest on the facade rendering Indian geometry. An open air amphitheater punctures the play field and acts as a community interactive area.
Activities like academics and recreational are clearly segregated at different floors to avoid disturbance caused due to noise and movement. The design outputs as a pragmatic approach which aggregates learning activities, social gathering and user interaction.Location: Noida, India
Architect: Nivedita & Uday Pande Consultants | Arvind Devikar, Atul Hiradkar Project name: Global Indian International School
Client: ATNT Infrastructure Services private limited
Professional credits: Principal Architects – Nivedita Pande, Uday Pande