Location: Bhiwadi, Haryana, India.
Design team: Neha Kulkarni, Nirmal Kulkarni, Shubhangi Goswami, Prabhash Dhama, Surbhi Rastogi, Saugoto Bose
Gross floor Area: 4500 sq.m.
Floor: 3 floors
Structure: Reinforced Concrete with cavity brick wall
Exterior Finishing: Texture Painted
Status: Foundation Complete as of Oct 2015
Client: Modern Public School, Bhiwadi, Haryana.
Structural Engineers: Girish Wadhwa, GTWCSE
Public Health Engineers: Deepak Khosla
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Located in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan having area of 7762 sq m. The site gives strong accessibility from the two main roads flanking the longer sides of the plot.The context was majorly empty and thus provided huge scope of experimental intervention, not bound by any complex implications from the surrounding built.
The building was planned understanding the distinct behavioral patterns of the different age groups in this school. This study of difference in the activity styles of these children, the spaces were planned according to their compatible scale. The idea was to make color prominent but not overbearing, and to introduce a child to the color box and make it a part of his/her day.The concept of this multivalent approach was to get a coalesced space where play and learn blends into one dynamic paradigm.
SCHOOL IS A PLACE OF PLAY, LEARNING WILL HAPPEN BY THE WAY. The idea thread evolved on the Reggio Emilia approach. It propagated the thought of child’s knowledge of a hundred languages innately which could be directed through an innovative control over the directional growth. Key themes that run through the entire project are COLOR BOX and the GAME OF TETRIS .
South facing facade having sunshade(chajja) over windows to protect from heat gain.West facade having no window openings to restrict heat gain.The corridors acting as a viewing area for the open ground in front of it.
Fenestration played a major role in exploration of the guiding concept of school. The elements like the play/game wall in the courtyard adjusted to a scale of common collective space, were made a part of the design scheme with a physical dimension of forming an active transient space.The staircase has been designed as a space for promoting interaction between the students. To break the exhaustion of climbing stairs, the child is engaged in rotating balusters of vibrant color. Tetris Wall, the windows and vents were overlaid on the gaming theory of Tetris. These windows were designed and organized on the principle grid of movement of play blocks and their possible interlocking if let to move down upon gravity. Staircase, the staircase has been designed as a space for promoting interaction between students. The space allows the students the visual access of the garden area, the play zone and the corridor located on the first floor and the ground floor.
Materials like Clay Tiles, local Kota Stone are used. Building Details : Cavity Walls are used.