Academy's Recess - Unwind

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Competition Name
Student Name
Jeel Patel
Ojaswi Chauthaiwale
DAC - Academy's Recess - Rethinking Amphitheatre Area
VIII

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Competition Brief:
Academy's Recess proposes the generation of architectural ideas for outdoor activities for the institution's amphitheatre area while retaining the original functionality of the space. Interaction and Activity in a natural environment is the key focus of the competition.
Narrative:
CONCEPT
Amidst the everyday hustle of the academy, the one thing that is constant is the need for a break. The design of the amphitheatre revolves around the idea of creating niches of refreshment for the students.
In the current scenario, the amphitheatre is under-utilized as it is not a part of the regular movement path. The design concept aims to provide a distraction from everyday stress by making the amphitheatre a point of social attraction.
DESIGN
The design creates spaces that cater to individuals as well as larger groups. The space as a whole is free for creative interactions and supports various activities. The waste containers and pipes provide a unique twist to the music corner. The exercise corner promotes a healthy way of relaxation. The free flowing curvilinear frame segregates these spaces but at the same time ties these corners together to provide porosity. The central arena encourages social interaction and public gathering activities.
This combined with the cultural events and activities would make the amphitheatre an integral part of an academite's life.
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