Creche for Dayalbagh University, Agra, India (2018)

Client: DEI (Deemed University), Agra

Location: DEI (Deemed University) Campus, Agra

Contractor: CGBMT

Date of completion: 2018

Total Area: 607 m2 / 6540 ft2

The building consists of four pentagonal classrooms that are interconnected, along with an external covered hallway. The main structural element is bamboo. Each room is covered by a concentric spiralling bamboo frame, which extends beyond their perimeter, creating a veranda all around. This playful way of construction and the materials used in the project create a stimulating and healthy environment for the children to develop their sensibilities. Natural thatch was used for the roof with a mud coating for protection, and the walls are made of a combination of bamboo and mud.

Local artisans, students and faculties of the institute, and helpers from Satsang were the execution team, guided by the principal architect.

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