Save the Children India

"A school for children with special needs that is at the forefront of technology and education"

The Save the Children building at BKC is an innovative six-storeyed educational institute dedicated to hearing impaired and mentally challenged children. The building, built on the site of a drive-in theatre, consists of classrooms, an administration department, a multipurpose hall, a kitchen and a library.

A covered, stilted-area along the periphery of the building forms a wonderful play space equipped with slides and a basketball hoop.

The corridors and lobbies are decorated with china mosaic artwork & murals inspired by childrens’ paintings. A different theme of artwork on every floor is meant to ignite the imagination. The library space, too, is meant to set little minds alight and is designed with in-built stepped seating for informal discussions.

Classrooms are sensitively designed for 10 – 12 students with seating arranged in a single row horseshoe design to facilitate one on one interaction between teachers and students. The benches in the classrooms have an innovative in-built provision for headphones and hearing aids for students with special needs.

As architects this is one of our most heartfelt projects and the spirit of the building embodies the joy of giving.

Save the Children India is a non-profit organization that works with underprivileged children and women to ensure them a basic quality of life through its many education and health programs.

Project Facts
  • Area: 30,000 Sqft
  • Location: BKC, Mumbai
  • Status: Completed - 2006
  • Client: Save the children India
  • Cost: Rs. 5 crore
  • Number Of students: 200