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serenity botanical facility ahmedabad
The design brief

 

Reception, initiation and multimedia information pavilion for children, in the heart of a large botanical garden.

 

A private initiative of an environmentally conscious client.

Data sheet

 

Client: Cambata Foundation

 

Surface area: 900 m2

Start of construction: 2009

Delivery: 2011

 

Associated Architect: Kamal Mangaldas

the water chanel from the main building of Serenity to the pondfirst design studies - covered buildings - open to skyentry path SerenitySerenity working drawingcovered hallway between the different spaces of SerenitySerenity study drawing - planting principleSerenity interior patio - fountain distributing water to three directionsmain entry space of Serenityinterior patio of Serenityexplanation of a planting organisational principles in Serenity

 

The project

 

A continuous network of posts and beams characterizes the reception areas on a four by five meter grid.

 

The different parts of the building are organized around a central patio with a small fountain which feeds water channels in three directions

 

The structural grid is either covered or open to the sky, creating diverse interior or exterior functional and botanical habitats.