2011 – Design Competition win for Indian Institute of Technology

Following an international competition, our New Delhi studio was appointed in May 2011, by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), to prepare a masterplan and detailed design proposals for its new campus on the outskirts of Mandi, in the forested hills of Kamand in the Himalayan region.

The campus includes shared state of the art laboratories and workshops in learning houses situated on various levels and connected via pedestrian bridges. A market square forms the heart of the campus and creates a place to encourage social interaction and celebration.  Building typologies echo the traditional style of Himalayan vernacular and strive toward a new architecture for the region.

Other projects delivered by our team include the masterplan for the holistic rejuvenation of Sector 17, within the context of the larger masterplan for Chandigarh by Le Corbusier, urban design guidelines for a child friendly neighbourhood and most recently, the design of five stations for Dhaka Metro in Bangladesh.


Story by Manisha Bartia