Ar. Venkat Ashok
Ar. Shruti Barve, Ar. Karan Danda, Ar. Anuradha Shah, Ar. Venkat Asho, Ar. Pradeep Pavithran
Institutions are the kinds of structures the deeply matter in the social realm, since they structure social interactions, and their efficient design can usefully constrain and enable human behaviour.
The main highlight of the design is that it is predominantly user - centric. The site is adjacent to a communal Waadi, where people with various skill sets and experience stay. The approach of the design was to create common lower floors, with metal and cloth workshops to welcome the people of the Waadi to enhance and showcase the skill, whilst using the equipment of the institute, but also sharing their skills with the students, who also benefit. The institution thus proposed is a school for fashion designing, cloth fabrication, product design and art, which require similar equipment.
Additionally, the use of legible spaces to enable users to navigate clearly, the design of double - heighted, open classrooms to facilitate the process of learning and applying in connected studios and classrooms, and the application of light and colours, taking into consideration the time of the day, to create spaces which are sensitive to functions in rooms are some of the principal highlights of the design.