Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Location: Gurgaon
Site Area: 40 Acres

Ancient centers of learning in India such as Takshila, Nalanda and Vikramshila were a testament to the quality of higher learning here. Inspired by their age-old planning principles, the Management Development Institute has been planned along two axes. All the major academic blocks and hostel accommodation run along the Primary Axis, while all the ancillary functions such as the faculty residences and club facilities have been placed along a Secondary Axis. This planning style adopts a clear circulation pattern and demarcation of functions.

The architectural composition of the built complex has been planned as a system of courtyards. The double storeyed blocks in exposed clay brickwork appear as an extension of the ground from which it arises. Wide, arcaded corridors run all along the courtyards, while lattices, coffers and pergolas add a porosity into the otherwise bold and sturdy architecture of exposed bricks.The landscape chiefly aims to create a hierarchy in the degree of “public-ness” and “private-ness” through the use of large, expansive lawns, shrubs and dense foliage.

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