Nursing Students Hostel in the Student Housing Zone●In progress ● Built up Area 11,930 Sqm
The future plans of Christian Medical College, Vellore, a client of ours for more than two decades, includes developing a large integrated Healthcare Services and Education Campus in Chittoor, in the adjacent state of AP. As part of this strategy, we were invited to participate in an invited competition to propose a sub-master plan and architectural scheme for the Academic and Student Housing Zones. We were awarded the commission for the first phase of development in this zone on the strength of our design response, which at the master plan level focused on enabling flexibilities for each phase to be developed to required functionality, size, scope and configuration and dispositions of building blocks and alignments of internal circulation ( pedestrian) that would tie all the disparate parts into a seamless , coherent campus environment .
Hostel : The planning strategy corresponds to that of the institute block wherein discrete blocks can be built in phase-wise construction programme to accommodate the increasing student population as and when the Institute itself grows. The design attempts to configure these blocks in such a way that a ‘sense of place” and positive intestinal spaces are generated and optimum orientation is retained at each stage of development.