Client: Ashok Piramal Group
Site: Vasant Lawns. Thane
Area: Site 1.85 Acres ; Play Ground 1.67 Acres
Year: 2011

Piramal world schools are developed and established as a multitude of schools in urban and semi urban areas. The school offers an international, curriculum of IGCSE until class ten and IB diploma for class eleven and twelve.

The school is made of nine components, the classroom clusters which further group themselves into junior school, middle school and senior school, center for science, center for arts, center for humanities and social studies, the library, a multipurpose hall, a dining and catering facility, administration area and outdoor games.

Each of these components are developed as self contained units: complete in themselves, with all required functional areas, stores, toilets, staircases, etc. Each have their own arrival lobby. All the individual spaces/rooms within this then lead off from this lobby via passageways and stairs. Each component is unique: as an expression of its individual functional requirement, scale and volumes.

At the same time, each is similar in the articulation of their architectural language, of their materials, details and elements. Each of these components in turn, plug into the combined structure of the school appropriately adjacent to each other in terms of their function. Thereby, the senior school is located at the higher levels of the building plugging into the science center and adjacent to the Library. Similarly, the junior school allows for easy access to its own little tot lot play area and its location addresses the fact that they have the shortest day at school. The facility thus emerges clustered around a series of multi level common spaces, atriums/terraces/etc with a non repetitive floor plate, expressing the concept of additive growth and of sharing.