Site Area: 30 Acres
Pathways World School is situated on a rocky, hilly site in the Aravali hills. It was designed with special care to the fragile ecosystem of the area, and with careful consideration to the natural topography of the site. A lake has been created in a major natural depression, becoming the central focus of the campus. It collects all the water runoff and therefore serves as a water resource in case of fire, since the site is in a remote location. All the buildings are configured in a circular manner around this reservoir, and are strung together by a colonnade, which is the circulation spine. There is an interesting interplay between the built mass and open spaces. The environment friendly design approach includes deep overhangs along the façade, grey water recycling, solar panels, adequate natural lighting, low energy illumination and roof and wall insulation. The architectural expression is a blend of a contemporary and vernacular style.