Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 5,100 Sq.M
Project Completed: Aug-2009
The academy is a management training institute that provides professional education in rural development. The design began with a study of the Chettinad style to understand its planning, scale, detailing and materiality, which was then reinterpreted to suit the spatial and functional needs of the school. The site layout picks up on the way villages are distributed across a region, with clusters from which interconnecting roads springs out. The individual cluster grow as radiating squares and interlocking courtyards, halls sided with verandahs that opens onto landscaped courtyard maintaining transparency of every space.