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New Academic Block, CEPT University

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

The Foundation Centre was built with the support of the Ben Lilavati Lalbhai Trust and a generous grant from the Rajesh Brahmabhatt Family who graciously funded the Lecture Hall. There are six studios and six classrooms accommodating three hundred students. Echoing the School of Architecture next door, there are ground-level open studios and discussion areas flowing under the building, linking the iconic grass hillock to the inner courtyard formed by the studios and the lecture hall.

The architectural vocabulary of the new block is dictated by the context of modern architectural heritage in which the structure has been built. Thus, instead of diverging from the material palette, the project uses standard materials in innovative ways. The building borrows materiality, scope, and expression from the site and builds upon the environs to create a masterpiece that would not only blend with the fabric but complement the aesthetic and legacy of the campus.

2020 - 2023