IMK Architects Symbiosis International University Campus: Building Morphology Including Passive Design/Daylight/Winds/Water.

Date: 30 December 2021.

Located on the outskirts of Pune, the Symbiosis International University campus creates an idyllic and vibrant learning environment. Built by one of the best architects in India, IMK Architects - the campus is a home to 1000 students, houses educational and administration functions for four faculties –– the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, the Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management and the Symbiosis Institute of Photography –– in addition to an auditorium and convention center, a library, and housing, dining, and recreational facilities for students and staff.

Building Morphology Including Passive Design/Daylight/Winds/Water

With an aim to nurture physiological and psychological well-being, built clusters, as well as individual buildings, are designed outside-in on the principles of biophilia, an approach that seeks to connect occupants more closely to nature. The buildings have been strategically placed to capture panoramic views of the valley from the interior spaces with the academic and residential zones oriented toward the best valley views. Building depths are reduced, and rooms are organized along single-loaded corridors (passages that face the outdoors) to ensure ingress adequate glare-free daylight and cross ventilation.

The morphologies of the buildings and the transition of spaces are planned according to climatic considerations. The academic buildings are oriented along the North-South axis and all learning spaces face North with large windows that allow ample glare-free light into study areas while a continuous corridor shades the southern façade. The inner envelope of the buildings is composed of circulation elements such as open corridors, shaded verandas and steel staircases forming ‘semi-outdoor areas, functioning as spill-out zones and break-out spaces for students. Buildings are designed to be open and transparent, to showcase the thriving functions inside which in turn influence the activities surrounding them on the outside.

The hostels have a welcoming entrance with screens of brickwork that provide adequate ventilation and add to privacy from the main road through their landscaped trellis’. A majority of the hostel rooms face the East and West for sunlight bring in positive energy. Single-loaded corridors keep the interiors of the hostel building porous, well-lit and safe.

The Symbiosis College Hospital and Analysis Centre (SUHRC) in Lavale, Pune, was awarded ‘Supreme Winner’ on the prestigious 2021 Floor Design Awards, London, just lately. One of many UK’s premier awards, it focusses on inside and exterior floor design in buildings to indicate revolutionary use of supplies. For Mumbai-based IMK Architects, it was a deserving one, given the intensive R&D they did on Compressed Stabilised Earth Bricks (CSEB).

IMK Architects is one of top Architects in Mumbai. The firm has expertise in creating biophilia buildings. Whether you are looking for a residential architect, hospital architect, educational architect, or a hotel architect, look no further than IMK Architects.