Delhi Public School - Pre-Primary, Ahmedabad

This plot is at the rear of the Higher Secondary School building with a peculiar access through an open space at the side of the main campus. It is narrow and long, suggesting a plan with a central space and rooms on either side.

Thus, a central internal street, with classrooms on either side, is at the heart of our design concept. At the upper levels, elevated walkways on both sides with overbridges, overlook the central street. The scheme promotes oneness and encourages participation. The flooring and roof of the central street are in a mosaic of coloured inlays. A central square along the street provides relief and introduces the staircases on both sides.

While both the ground and first floors have classrooms, four large multipurpose halls have been built on the second floor. These have high vaulted roofs and are thus ideal for play activities, which is not possible at the ground level due to the restricted plot size.

The architectural features of this building reflect the characteristics of the Higher Secondary School complexfeatured earlier. Standardized, prefabricated, modular fins characterize the windows and other openings in the building.

Client: Calorex Foundation.
Area: 4150sq. mt.
Cost: Rs.245 lac.
Contractor: Advanced Constructions.
Structural consultant: Sijcon Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Landscape and pavings: Prabhakar Bhagwat. 
Period of construction: 2000-01.
Supporting architect: Abhishek Ray.