Client: Nalanda Knowledge Foundation
Location: Vadodara, Gujarat
Status: Completed 2004
Area: 39947 sqft (Total: 174830 sqft)
Services: Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design
Our site plan and detailed plans have been developed taking the previous points mentioned in our Introduction into account.
The client’s brief required that the primary school of approximately 40000 sq. ft. essentially consisted of classes from pre-primary to fifth standard with 3 divisions each. The classrooms accommodated 28 students. Ancillary structures like the audiovisual rooms, art rooms, music room etc., were also provided. All this would comprise Phase-I of the project along with the administration area. Work on Phase-II, III & IV, which comprise of the secondary school & the residential and sports facilities, would start when the primary school is functioning.
The primary school has been designed with 4 classrooms opening up to the internal courtyard wherein the students can partake activities like growing vegetables etc., This forms a sort of private open space for these classrooms.
Each of these units of 4 classrooms are connected by corridors to form an large enclosed open space which can accommodate the whole primary school for assembly. The school construction started in August 2003 and was completed in June 2004.