Location: Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India
This school was built when the resident weavers at the Maheshwar Fort felt the need for a middle school in the vicinity of the housing and the community centre.
Built on the land adjacent to the 'akhaada' and the old Diwan's residence, the Ahilya School lies in a rhythm with the traditional urban fabric of Maheshwar, establishing a continuum with the town.
Programmatically, apart from the typical design brief for a school, there was an eating space accompanied by a kitchen to serve meals to the children, and a creche for day care as well.
The building is characterized by a composition of brick corbels and steel trusses and brackets supporting stone roofs and chajjas .