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OVERVIEW

University Campus Development Concept

In 2010, we entered a design competition for the masterplanning of a campus development and design of buildings for a Higher Education Institute in northern India. The brief required approximately 107,700sq m of proposed buildings for a 501 acre plot. Our design provides everything needed for complete, self-contained university campus.

We began by considering the approach to the site as the arrival space and first impressions are extremely important. It seemed to us that the site needed to be clearly defined at the perimeter, creating a new parkland within which the Institute would be placed. The perimeter planting would be indigenous, integrating the campus with its setting. The main buildings are rectilinear and economic to build; variety, interest and hierarchy are introduced by the ‘special’ buildings. These are the lecture theatres, the social spaces, the clock and bell tower, the pavilions, the gatehouse, elements of sculpture: all features that add interest without adding to the cost of the general teaching, learning, social, recreational and residential buildings.   

Sustainability was central to our overall approach. Buildings were designed to provide good daylighting and ventilation with cool, shaded external areas, protecting from the fierce heat. Passive measures incorporated include deep overhangs and solar shading to suit orientation.   

Landscaping was designed in response to the dry, hot climate, using deciduous trees to provide shade in the summer, but to also accommodate periods of heavy rainfall through water channels and permeable paving.

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DETAILS

CLIENT:

Confidential

LOCATION:

Northern India

STUDIO:

Delhi

TYPE:

New Build
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Unbuilt
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VALUE:

Confidential

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STATUS:

Planning

AWARDS:

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