Location: Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) quintessentially represent india's greatest global brand and are often perceived as one of the most influential undergraduate schools in the world. When the IIT mumbai approached the architect to create a signature hostel facility to vitalise the ambiance of the entire campus, it was instantly realised that the context demanded a bold response and a compelling Architectural gesture to reflect the aura of the brand IIT. In the early stages, the architect recommended the institute to create a grand promenade along the powai lake, which eventually turned out to be the site for the hostel block. originally, the hostel design featured triangular shaped 14-storey structures with tube like bridges connecting the blocks. this conception was considered too radical by the institute.