The campus layout responds to the microclimate and topography of the steep site in the part forested hills of Kamand in the western Himalayan region.
Phase I includes shared state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops in learning houses situated on various levels and connected via pedestrian bridges. A market square forms the heart of the campus and creates a place to encourage social interaction and celebration.
The faculty staff housing element forms a retreat on the higher levels at the campus ‘peninsula’. It is laid out in a village setting offering fantastic views. Proposed building typologies echo the traditional style of Himalayan a vernacular and strive toward a new architecture for the region.
The Institute's new campus will set a benchmark for developing innovative, contextual and environmentally sensitive building in the Himalayan region.
Wayne HeadDesign director
prepare a masterplan and detailed design proposals for a new 230 ha learning eco campus
a human scale sustainable campus on a site with great natural serenity and beauty
masterplanning, building design, landscape architecture