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Diamond Jubilee School Mumbai
Project Facts + Design Team
DateDesign TeamHVAC Engineers
2006Nitin Killawala
Himanshu Upadhayay
Samuel George
Gale Roberts
Siddhi Consultants
ClientsStructural EngineersLandscape
Aga Khan Education ServicesPT GalaAmod Shevde
Mazgaon, Mumbai
Project Area
1,40,000 sqft.

The Aga Khan Education services currently operates over 200 schools, providing quality pre- school, primary, secondary, and higher secondary education services to students in countries of Central Asia.

The Diamond Jubilee high school, as part of this continued commitment, was commissioned as a winning competition entry on a narrow plot within the dense neighborhood of Mazgaon, Mumbai.

In order to address the constraints offered by this linear / narrow site, the building is imagined as two separate blocks wherein the front block, abutting the main road houses a multipurpose hall, a sports complex as well as offices for the trust. While the central courtyard besides serving as the primary outdoor space provides sufficient buffer for the main school planned at the rear end of the site.

Floor plates for both these buildings are designed to step back reducing the visual mass, resulting in a series of pocket terraces at the upper levels.

Further given the open space constraints, the physical form of the building has been internalized through careful use of ramps, voids as well as configurations of the corridors on every floor, offering a varied experience as one traverse through the building.