Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
The idea of this project was to design a building that would have a therapeutic value, contributing to the healing process of the drug addict. A balance was struck between the sense of freedom and disciplinary control. The design unifying transparency becomes expressive of this freedom and increases the physical and visual interaction, thereby reducing the isolated alienated feeling. Even the main entrance is transparent. The transparency, the cutouts, the terraced balconies and the seating, encourage the patients to open up. The small-enclosed landscaped amphitheatre breathes light and joy in the building; it binds the various functions together, creating a much-needed "sense of belonging".