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HUDCO Design Award | Runners-up | Green Building | 2018


IIID | West Zone | Winner | Institution & Public Building | 2018


IGBC | Registered | New Building

The ‘Oasis’ has been literally created by dense organic cultivation of over 6000 trees and plants in the barren ravines of the river Narmada at Chanod. When asked to design an institute in the hilly site, the first response was to minimise the footprint to minimise the disturbance to the ecosystem. This green building in unplastered brick construction is a simple rectangular block inserted in the valley between two hillocks, such that you enter the building from the terrace. The atrium having an interesting matrix of staircase and landing has become a place for some wonderful interactions. The very interesting aspect about this 5 storey structure is that the entrance is from the roof, and then one decends to the place where one wants to be.

Project Specifics

Client: O.A.S.I.S.

Site Location:  Juna Mandva Road, Taluka- Dabhoi, Chanod, Dist.Vadodara.

Plot Size:  42,713 sq yards / 35,713 sq m

Construction Area:  20,000 sq ft / 1,860 sq m

Year of Completion: 2010

Services:  Master Planning, Architecture and Interior Design

Team: Snehal Shah, Saloni Shah, Jignesh Purohit

For us, Snehal and Saloni are not just genius architects and thoughtful designers, but they are also among the few awe- inspiring human-beings and wonderful philanthropists whom we have come across. They helped our cause of character-building in a truly selfless spirit and brought immense value to an institute that stands for excellence. What we’ve come to admire in the last decade of our association with them is their tremendous eagerness for self-improvement. Add to this their willingness to be teachers and facilitators to share their knowledge and wisdom with others, and one starts getting some glimpse of their versatility. We’re so very proud of being associated with them and we’re sure they will scale huge frontiers in the times to come. We take this opportunity to express our sincere feelings: Bedankt voor uw aandacht! Alvast bedankt voor uw medewerking! 


- Mr. Sanjiv Shah Founder Trustee O.A.S.I.S.

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