Site Development and Interior Design of IB School for Mr Vardan Kabra, Fountainhead Education Trust, Surat
IIID MK Award 2008: Winner at the Zone-3 Level (West Zone) in the Category Institution.
IIID MK Award 2008: Commendation at National Level in the Category Institution.
Area: 60,000 sq ft (5575 sq m)
Year: 2008 (completed)
• The interiors of this first IB school at Surat is designed using minimum resources and a minimum material palette comprising of polished plywood and painted mild steel. The design rhythm extends to the design of the various types of lights to correspond with the various types of purposes and spaces.
At Fountainhead School, I am happy with the outcomes with most of the design elements of various spaces. The old library and especially the new library have come really well. The special areas (dance/music/auditoriums) as well as the new admin area too has come out very well — specifically, the design is high on utility, simple and yet aesthetically pleasing. With respect to the design process, I have found that Snehal is in general open to ideas and is willing to take our feedback on the plans into consideration. Further, he allows for iterations and rethinks as well and as many of them as we thought necessary.
Mr. Vardan Kabra
Head of School, Fountainhead School, Surat