The school sits in a neighbourhood with constant construction activity and a godown is in its immediate vicinity.

East Elevation
East Elevation © Biome Environmental Solutions

Creating a learning space for a young age group on such a site required that the school be an enclosed and protective space. The site factor played a key role in the design, along with the Reggio-Emilia education approach itself, on which the school is based.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan: 1. Entrance, 2. Reception, 3. Piazza, 4. Childhood Stimulation Centre, 5. Play Area, 6. Toilets, 7. Pantry, 8. Studio, 9. Executive Office, 10. Classroom, 11. Cafe, 12. Outdoor Seating, 13. Outdoor Play Area, 14. Fish Pond, 15. Play Area, 16. Tree Deck, 17. Car Park, 18. Plot Entrance © Biome Environmental Solutions
Section B-B'
Section B-B' © Biome Environmental Solutions
© Vivek Muthuramalingam/Biome Environmental Solutions

Exploratory learning is encouraged through a permeable design of the interiors - walls of varying heights enclosing curvilinear classrooms and common spaces under a skylight-dotted roof. The roof is supported on eight columns, each in the form of a branching tree. This tree form, while being a structural element, allows the roof to be perceived from a height that children can relate to. It is also a reinterpretation of learning under a tree, a common sight in rural parts of the country.