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IIID | Western Region | Institution | 2008


IIID | National | Commendation | Institution | 2008


IGBC | Platinum Rating | Green Schools | 2015

The first IB school of Surat was being constructed, and we were approached to carry out the interior design and the site development and landscape for the project. Budget was a big contraint, and hence designing using minimum resources was the only way forward. We evolved a minimal 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. Each of the 8 fingers has a unique colour scheme, and this gets really expressed well in the courtyards between the fingers, adding some colours to the otherwise grey outlook of the form finished concrete building.

Project Specifics

Client: Fountainhead Education Trust

Site Location:  Opp. Ambetha Water Tank, Kunkni Gam, Rander-Dandi Road, Olpad, Surat.

Plot Size:  -

Construction Area:  60,000 sq ft / 5,575 sq m

Year of Completion:  2008

Services:  Site Development and Interior Design

Team: Snehal Shah, Ketna Padhar, Mili Dalal, Jigar Dalal

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.

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