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GD Goenka School by Design Forum International

by Sophie Cullen on Mar 30, 2016 in Architecture , Interiors
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Design Forum International completes GD Goenka school in Gurgaon

The GD Goenka philosophy is to reinvent the school experience by developing world-class infrastructure and coupling this with a motivated faculty. At the group’s latest addition in Gurgaon, India, Design Forum International has created a design that aims to provide flexible spaces by making the building itself plays a part of the learning experience.

The exterior composition of the school is monastic in its character and reads as a three-level composition with a heavy stone base made out of Dholpur stone. The composition symbolically represents the enabling canopy of a banyan tree, a safe haven for learning and enlightenment.

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With limited ground coverage, a simple C-shaped plan is devised that fulfills the coverage norms and allows for the development of a modular string of well-ventilated, glare-free class rooms. An intimate relationship between the interior and exterior is created by establishing a visual link through this central atrium space. A singly-loaded typology is adopted that opens up the physical volume as well as the mind.

The class rooms have been planned along the periphery of the C, creating a central cavity. The interior colour palette comprises primary colours that are juxtaposed with biscuit-coloured brick walls. A yellow accent band runs horizontally through the corridor and further enlivens the space.

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