Ar. Mahesh Nilakh
Ar. Mahesh Nilakh, Ar. Swapna Hankare, Ar. Shekoba Sanap, Ar. Mahesh Khanolkar, Ar. Rupa Sheth, Ar. Rajan Kulkarni
Beyond the Horizon is a Design of a Maritime Academy located in Sewri, Mumbai. The site is adjacent to the eastern coast of Mumbai, in between the docks of Mazgaon. The micro context where the site sits has peculiar buildings, typically of the Mumbai port trust.
The design looks at how a maritime campus should also be accommodating healing–serving functions as well as mental needs. The idea was to give the institute its character and privacy in a dominating industrial context that trains cadets to be thoroughly qualified in their skill sets for the harsh seas.
The spaces needed a physical quality that would shape a cadet's personality, physical strength, sense of readiness, theoretical and practical knowledge by emphasizing their connection to the sea, a never-ending source of wonder, inspiration, and hope.
Maritime Institute/ Veterinary Institute 4