Navrachna University

Architecture (with Canon Design, USA)

195,000 SFT

Completed (2013)

Built for the one of the most reputed oraganisations, Navrachna Educational Society, this university is built for higher education in the suburban area of Vadodara. The concept revolves around the raised hollow plinth with perforations and central courtyard that offers playful gathering spaces to promote communal learning. It encourages ‘education outside the classroom’ through design elements like raised and sunken courtyards. Features like recessed windows, louvers designed to bring in substantial natural light, and simple grid structure of 8.5 m x 8.5 m to allow maximum flexibility in planning internal spaces, delivering a contemporary campus for learning. These features also make the structure climatically responsive and the massing allows free flow of air in the entire campus.