JSW Vocational Training Center

"The New Vocational Training Centre combines jaaliwork composed of local material and green stepped internal courts to allow a free mix of light, wind and people"

The New Vocational Training Centre was set up for the families of the labourers working in the JSW plant at Ratnagiri. The centre is an effort to inspire and enable residents to develop a new skill set and generate opportunities in the region.

A simple plan with a green, refreshing courtyard forms the center of the design. The open to sky court welcomes you at the entrance with classrooms and offices adjoining it on three sides. Each classroom is further attached to a verandah on the outside - a spill out activity zone. Brick Jaalis are designed to screen off semi private areas whilst adding a play of shadow, detail and interest.

A ground floor structure, the architecture of the building embodies local flavor and technique. The structure is composed of locally available exposed laterite stone and traditional tiled roofs.

Project Facts
  • Area: 7700 Sqft
  • Location: Jaigarh, Ratnagiri
  • Status: Completed - 2014
  • Client: JSW Foundation
  • Cost: Rs. 2 Crore