Project Title - Divine Heart School (Extension)
Project Category - Architecture School
Client's Name - Divine Heart School
Project Location - Ashok Nagar, Allahabad
Project Status - Ongoing
Divine Heart School located on soft soil of Ashok Nagar, Allahabad covers a ground area of 5500 Sqfts. The site consists of a functioning school at the ground floor level. The client approached us for the extension of the school and to add two more floors without disturbing the existing school functioning at the ground floor. The existing school building is load bearing old structure made during early 1990's. We have generated our concept to introduce the RCC structure around the building without disturbing the existing walls. A portal frame structure was introduced in order to give a clear span of 55feet.
The front elevation which is facing towards South - West (low sun) was introduced with a secondary skin to cut down the temperature and to add a dynamic facade. Exposed brick work was revived and a jaali made out of the bricks which reflects the iconic school buildings of Allahabad. The facade and the materiality reflects the culture and English influence on Allahabad which is prominently visible in Mayo Hall, SHIATS and St Joseph's School.
The project is designed by AAA Design Studio, one of the best Architects in Allahabad.