school for Mentally retarded childern
Built Up Area: 16,150 sq ft.
Project Location: Adajan, Surat
Year: 2009 (Competition Project)
Design Team: Ar. Ashish Patel with Aangan Architects
A competition project - The school for mentally challenged children was designed keeping their requirements as the main criteria. The main characteristics of the design are the classrooms that are planned, encircling the courtyard and the exhibition spaces are organised at the back. The skylight in the classrooms play a major role. The children there are treated with special kind of water and colour therapy, thus the walls are painted with the primary colours and a water channel runs through the centre of the building keeping the need at the core and the building aesthetically sound.