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Institutional Building/ Extension


Santhome, Chennai.


The school campus consists of a matriculation school, C.B.S.E. school and auditorium buildings. The matriculation school block is 120 years old and thus classifies to be a heritage building. The Proposal submitted was a 10,500 sq.ft extension to the newly built C.B.S.E. building.

The proposal was towards the eastern end of the C.B.S.E. building.

The building accommodates a multi-purpose hall and chapel centre.

The extension is planned to be a rectangular annexure with the eastern end being long and western end being short.

The eastern end houses windows to get the breeze from the sea, the building has its shorter side on the west where a series of trees shade the western surface.

The lesser used areas on the west reduce the impact of heat reaching the classrooms and halls, that are occupied for long hours.

The breeze from the sea serves the interiors passing through the east side. This gently reduces the impact of heat inside the habitable space.

Solid fills are pre-planned and debris was acquired from local. Walls are built with A.C.C blocks. Floorings are finished with marbles.

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