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The British School

An International education with an Indian Soul


The new British School in central New Delhi gives physical form to the concept of “an international education with an Indian soul”. In setting itself this rigorous cultural framework, architecture practice Morphogenesis has produced a program that couples international with contemporary Indian architecture. Over the last two decades, the global economy has pushed architecture to standardize the way projects are designed and built. Although recognizing this international yardstick, Morphogenesis’ approch to contemporary Indian architecture has nonetheless remained anchored to traditions that reflect its many different environments. With this vast heterogeneous project, Morphogenesis combines two elements that aptly sum up the Indian contribution to global architecture: pertinence to context, i.e. buildings that are profoundly rooted in, and suited to their...

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