Sanjay Puri Architects - The Courtyard School: fluid spaces to facilitate social interaction, natural light and natural ventilation
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The Courtyard School: fluid spaces to facilitate social interaction, natural light and natural ventilation

Sanjay Puri Architects

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Sanjay Puri Architects

The Courtyards School is designed in response to an irregular shaped site , the climate of its location & the site surroundings creating a series of fluid spaces to facilitate social interaction, natural light & natural ventilation. The design imbibes traditional Indian architecture planning principles by the extensive use of courtyards for passive cooling . The children would have a large number of sheltered play spaces within the school allowing them to interact in a variety of ways.

Temperatures in this location are in excess of 30 degrees for eight months of the year . The design thus facilitates natural sunlight & ventilation to each part of the school whilst mitigating the heat gain , creating cool indoor spaces. The internal volumes open up towards a playground with both levels of the school directly linked to the play spaces. The courtyards school is designed in response to an irregular shaped site , the climate of its location & the site surroundings creating a series of fluid spaces to facilitate social interaction, natural light & natural ventilation. The design imbibes traditional Indian architecture planning principles by the extensive use of courtyards for passive cooling.

Curvilinear volumes punctuated by open landscaped courtyards create this two level school at a road junction opening up towards a large playground , in Kodla, India. The facilities include classrooms from primary to secondary , administration spaces , laboratories ,an auditorium , a library and a cafeteria . The school is designed within a small housing community created for people working in a nearby cement producing facility . A large open courtyard becomes a focal space within the school with a serpentine pedestrian ramp connecting the two floors. Between each pair of classrooms, landscaped courtyards create sheltered spaces facilitating indirect sunlight to each room. This is in response to the hot summer climate prevalent in the location . Temperatures in this location are in excess of 30 degrees for eight months of the year . The design thus facilitates natural sunlight & ventilation to each part of the school whilst mitigating the heat gain , creating cool indoor spaces. The internal volumes open up towards a playground with both levels of the school directly linked to the play spaces. The Courtyards school is designed in response to an irregular shaped site , the climate of its location & the site surroundings creating a series of fluid spaces to facilitate social interaction, natural light & natural ventilation. The design imbibes traditional Indian architecture planning principles by the extensive use of courtyards for passive cooling.

The Clients, users and teachers have appreciated the design & the building is currently being constructed.

Credits

 kodla, karnataka
 India
 SHREE CEMENT LTD
 EDUCTIONAL INSTITUTE
 12/2025
 1258 mq
 Confidential
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
 Mr.Sanjay Puri, Ms.Pooja Sampat, Ms.Ashwini Mogaveera
 SHREE CEMENT LTD
 Vijaytech consultants, Seed
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS

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Winner of the World’s Best Residential Architecture in the CDA Awards Paris 2023, the world’s best housing project in The World Architecture Festival Lisbon 2022, the world’s best residential firm at the Architizer A + Awards , New York 2022. Sanjay Puri Architects have won over 360 awards including 246 International Architecture Awards.
With a firm strength of 90, Sanjay Puri Architects are working on projects of all typologies in 36 Indian cities & 4 countries including Australia, Oman & The Congo ,Africa.
Sanjay Puri Architects tops the Architizer , New York’s list of best Indian architecture firms & is included in the Archdaily top 100 firms worldwide, Architizer New York’s top 130 firms as well as the WA, UK top 100 firms in the world.

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