Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
The Apollo Campus in Jubilee Hills, needed a common meeting ground for cultural and educational interactions in the form of an Amphitheatre. The site allocated was a fairly flat ground; infested with tall trees of over two floors high. The entire project is hidden from the main street by high green mounds acting as visual and noise buffers. Phase 1 constitutes the three sector seating and the main stage which was designed around the existing landscape proving to be beneficial since majority of the seating remains shaded for most part of the day. Concrete retaining walls and stone from a near-by site were the prime components of the structure. To break the monotony of the layout, extended platforms are made with stone which double up as meeting spaces for smaller groups. The circular stage is flanked by two semicircular feature walls which frame event space and offer a backdrop. Services, toilets, green rooms, office spaces and a caf with outdoor seating are covered in the Phase 2 of the project.