Size: 10,000 sq ft
Client: Goenka and Associates Educational Trust
Status: Design development
A leading suburban Educational Trust approached us to develop an Educational Complex in Gokuldham in Goregaon, a western suburb of Mumbai. The first phase is a Counseling Center/ School for children with special needs.
The building occupies the front of the site, along a large playground. The design response is extremely sensitive to children with special needs, giving them a lot of open spaces and accessible circulation.
The basic diagram for the building has classrooms on a double loaded corridor, however, the corridor is enlarged and becomes a space for extra activities. The corridors are also enlivened by huge staircases going from floor to floor within this space.
The first three floors, where all the school classrooms are located, are accessed via an external ramp.The façade is developed so that each classroom has either a niche or an exterior cupboard for storage. The façade is modular, but looks variegated due to the seemingly random arrangement of these elements