Client: Glimmer Welfare Trust
Scope of Work: Architectural Consultancy
Learning is a process that involves more than just books and a teacher in a classroom. It needs to be centered around the student and it is imperative that the building itself lends an environment that is suitable for learning.
One of the primary design directions has been to make the building climate friendly and sustainable. The school has been designed keeping in mind the sun's path through the year and the prevalent wind direction.
All the Classrooms open towards the North, with no Heat Gain from West & South. The G+4 School Building itself shades most of the open areas of the school from the harsh West Sun.
It is important for the students using the school to appreciate the use of natural air and light in their environment. The abundantly available natural light illuminates the school as it is a purely 'day' building.
While bringing in light, it is also important to keep out the glare and heat. Hence the building has been designed with shading & screening strategies like the louvers on the southern façade, which also act as a security & aesthetic element forming interesting shadows inside. The screen also helps in the streamlined flow of the Winds through the building reducing humidity.