Cocoon for KrishiVigyan Kendra (2014)

Client: KrishiVigyan Kendra

Location: Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

In collaboration with: CARE College of Architecture, Trichy; Aarhus University, Denmark; BCHO Architects

Built-up area: 37 m2 / 400 ft2

Multi-use space that accommodates 40 people and also acts as an exhibition area for KrishiVigyan Kendra, Trichy.Done as a workshop with students of C.A.R.E. College, Trichy and Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.

Cocoon is a space for teaching and exhibiting projects to visitors of KrishiVigyan Kendra, Trichy. It is a unique project that qualifies as socially relevant because of the method in which it has been realized. Bamboo was required to be used for an unconventional form as it proved to be the most economically viable. In order to make the project a success a team had to be made consisting of the various stakeholders and consultants as this was a unique project that could not be done by conventional method. We were called upon as building design and construction consultants for the concept generated by students. The project was successful by engaging the students and local artisans in a workshop format with skilled artisans. A wide spectrum of participants was connected and that made this project socially relevant.

Photographs courtesy: C.A.R.E. College.

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