Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS)
Lonavla, near Mumbai, India
The Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, situated half way between Mumbai and Pune on a national highway, is a green campus for pre-sea and post-sea maritime studies. The project was conceived by the owners of Executive Ship Management in Singapore as an important element of their mission to ensure the efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable management of their fleet of over sixty ships. The company follows strict procedures and exacting operating standards, which involve continuous training.
The fifty-five acre campus site lies between the Indryani River and the Mumbai to Pune highway. The clients sent the architects to sea for two weeks, as a pre-design sensitization exercise, and the conceptual designs were sketched at sea.