KNOW THE PAST / CHALLENGE THE PRESENT / CREATE THE FUTURE DESIGN AND INNOVATİON ACADEMY, AHMADABAD-INDIA
Located in Ahmedabad near the Sabarmati river which divides the city into two. Main aim was to create a design academy of the future, with the concept of the mat-building which is a building that has access, layout, daylighting and ventilation solved for a plan unit that is repeated as needed, Organized on the basis of an accurately modulated grid which is 30m x 75m. The factor which determines the boundaries of the single module was the time constant, which 75 meters is a 1 minute in walking speed. In the project, main approach was to create continuous path which became the only circulation element in the site, to allow circulation under a roof. And within the boundaries of these circulation paths I aimed to create buildings islands which has similar function. With it the main purpose was to seek a system which gives the minimum organization necessary to an association of disciplines, the specific natures of different functions are accommodated within a general framework which expresses the design academy. Also in a grounds caper organization greater possibilities of community and exchange are represent compared to segregated building organization/ There are four buildings islands according to the program. One being accommodation island which is also takes reference from the surrounding street around the site. At the most bottom I’ve decided to accumulate the functions like cafeterias, cafes, stores, leisure rooms, exhibition spaces which creates a means of continuity from the builds of Tagore hall and Sanskar Kendra which created the culture island. In between I’ve divided the education program into two. One being the interactive education island which allows a collaborative learning with students and the visitors in workshops. Other one is the main education hub where the studios are located.
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