A thorough site analysis was conducted at the beginning of the design stage, topography of the site helped manage the daunting task of storm water management, rain water collection and reuse for irrigation.
The building being an academic cum office facility required a unified complex yet having segregation of administrative areas from the academic activities, for ease of coordination and communication between the faculty and research scholars, a central courtyard in form of an atrium is created in the middle of the building, all inhabited zone surround the courtyard, the passages around the courtyard are merged into atrium, the only separation being a glass guard rail. Entire indoor space is lit naturally through the atrium. Main public areas are located at ground floor, making courtyard/atrium to work as an assembly area before and after the large gatherings. The introvert arrangement of the building allowed a large space program to fit within a smaller footprint thereby limiting the heat exchange to outdoors, helping to meet the green building goals of the project.