M.G.A.H.V FACULTY HOUSING
National Open Competition – Joint 1st Prize
Location : Wardha, Maharashtra
Client : Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (funded by University Grants commission)
Project Status : Phase 1 and 2 completed 2008
Plot Area : 212 acres
Built-up Area : Student Housing :120000 sqft; Staff Housing: 75000 sqft;
Health centre : 5000sqft
Executing Agency : Central Public Works Department
Structural Consultants : ParagNerlekar
MEP consultants : Sheth Techno. Consultants
Quantity Surveyors : Dongre Associate
Faculty Housing – Non-Teaching Staff Houses 30 Nos.
The non-teaching staff house has been envisioned to extend to the outside. Each unit has either thestilt at the ground level or the terrace at the above level thereby extending the house periphery. ‘T’ shaped organization has been used, to form an interlocking space with a courtyard. These courtyards are further connected with stilt space of one ‘T’ unit and the terrace at the level above of the adjacent interlocking T unit. Multiple small units are grouped together to create a connected landscape of varying scales of interactive open spaces.
Faculty Housing – Lecturers and Asst. Registrar House 21 Nos.
The Lecturers house operates as a parallel wall house with the shared wall of the units being the service strip of both the houses. The central section of the house forms a void that interconnects the house vertically and horizontally at different levels of the house. The void also allows for the hot air to rise and exit from the top clerestory.
Multiple units have been grouped together to create a connected landscape of varying scales of interactive open spaces.
Faculty Housing – Professors and Registrars Houses 11 Nos
The Professors house is planned around the concept of nine squares where the central square attempts to both vertically and horizontally interconnect the living spaces of the house at different levels. A sloping roof with clerestory lights up the central space of the house. The house uses split levels to negotiate the gradual slope of this section of the site. The study situated at the mid landing level overlooks the central void.
Faculty Housing – Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor House
The Vice-chancellor’s house is strategically located on the university site to capture the most spectacular view of the site and its surrounding. The house negotiates the steep slopes of the site by splitting the private spaces (bedrooms) from the living spaces. Three levels of living/ bedroom spaces are formed and the study area is situated at the mid landing level. The living space is extended into a terrace which is semi covered by a parasol roof to frame the views of the surrounding and reduce solar radiation on the terrace making it a comfortable evening space