Footwear Design & Development Institute
The concept is derived from the tradition of ‘alchemy’ which derives from the significance of Ankleshwar as the ‘chemical town’. Alchemy involves a quest for knowledge and wisdom. The site planning structurally follows the ‘squared circle’, a 17th century ‘alchemical symbol’. Since alchemy represents the spiritual progress of humanity, its idea is significant in the academic environment of constant learning, experimentation and wisdom that the design aims to achieve.
The focus of the alchemical symbol is its centre and that is us. Just as symbolically we must strive to capture the balance between all the energies in or lives, the built form tries to maintain a balance of academics, recreation and hostel life through the interconnectedness of various elements both physically and visually. A common façade language unifies all the site components to simplistically give an overall unique character.
Striking bold elements define the building elevation in both, an aesthetic and functional essence. Strong elements like the feature walls frame the site edges and the entrance enhancing the facade character. All the components open out to a central landscaped courtyard while maintaining a sense of definite building function. The design aims to achieve an IGBC Silver Green Building Rating. The entire campus exhibits the qualities of unity, openness, and variety in an attempt to enrich learning.
|Location : Ankleshwar, Gujarat|
|Client : FDDI |
MIN. OF COMMERCE,
GOVT. OF INDIA.
|Site Area : 10 ACRES / 40480 SQM|
|BUILT UP AREA : 20000 SQM|
|PROJECT COST : INR 85 CRORES / |
USD 13 M
|Completion : 2016|
|Scope : ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS|