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  7. Institute of Engineering and Technology – Ahmedabad University / vir.mueller architects

Institute of Engineering and Technology – Ahmedabad University / vir.mueller architects

  • 20:00 - 15 November, 2015
Institute of Engineering and Technology – Ahmedabad University / vir.mueller architects
Institute of Engineering and Technology – Ahmedabad University / vir.mueller architects, © Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome + 27

  • Project Team

    Saurabh Jain, Priyam Ballav Goswami, Avneet Kaur, Mansi Maheshwari, Prashant Singh Hada, Bhavika Aggarwal
  • Structural Engineer

    Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer

    Jhaveri Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Shaheer Associates
  • Contractor

    BPC Projects & Infrastructure
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© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

Text description provided by the architects. The architectural design for the Institute of Engineering and Technology at Ahmedabad University exemplifies the typology of an academic quadrangle - a central courtyard garden, flanked by student and faculty rooms. Timeless yet contemporary, this cloister anchors a community of students and scholars - many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

The structure compliments the sequence of space with an array of columns, creating flexible large-span spaces, suitable for an evolving academic program. The building circulation - in the form of cantilevered stairs and screened galleries - weaves alongside the courtyard, creating a dynamic relationship between landscape and architecture.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The galleries and corridors are designed to facilitate seamless movement, while offering repose with a line of sandstone benches oriented towards views of the garden. The architecture engages an intense climatic condition - summer temperatures soar to 45 degrees Celcius - with sensitivity, employing red sandstone screens to filter the sun while enhancing the play of light and shadow in the rooms.

© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

The landscape design evokes micro-climates within the building: a sunken garden “kund” is situated between the canteen and the auditorium, creating an informal gathering space for students; the roof of the auditorium is designed as a shaded terrace “maidaan” - a paved garden - offering views of the Ahmedabad University plaza. Red sandstone screens weave a kinetic sculpture within the central courtyard, filtering light by day and emitting a soft glow at dusk.

Section 1
Section 1

Ahmedabad nurtures a rare and remarkable legacy of excellence in education and in architecture. The Institute of Engineering and Technology at Ahmedabad University celebrates a renewal of this vision.

© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

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Cite: "Institute of Engineering and Technology – Ahmedabad University / vir.mueller architects" 15 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777091/institute-of-engineering-and-technology-ahmedabad-university-viueller-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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艾哈迈达巴德大学工程技术学院 / vir.mueller architects