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CP Kukreja Architects To Design World-Class Campus-Based On Buddhist Ideology

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CP Kukreja Architects To Design World-Class Campus-Based On Buddhist Ideology

IIM Bodhgaya is all set to get a new look by 2020. Established in 2015, it is the 16th Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in India. India’s leading Architectural Firm, CP Kukreja Architects has been selected to design the IIM Bodhgaya, set in Bihar, through a National Competition. The site is located in the historic and sanctorium city of Bodhgaya in Bihar and is spread across 73 Acres. The concept for the Campus takes inspiration from the Buddhist ideologies, evolving into a design which promotes a search for progression in the field of Management Studies.

CP Kukreja Architects To Design World-Class Campus-Based On Buddhist Ideology
CP Kukreja Architects To Design World-Class Campus-Based On Buddhist Ideology

The grandness in the architecture is translated through different design elements in the Campus. As one enters the Campus, they are greeted with the Buddhist Toranas, the abstract demeanours of which are imposing and yet rooted to the ground. Another striking feature of the design sits adorned between these Toranas is the SuperTree. Using the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, as an inspiration, it morphs into a striking steel edifice. The glorious scale of this Tree is visible from every point in the Campus and helps preserve the values of wisdom, dynamism and tranquillity within the site.

The Library Block reflects as an iconic element, the design for which is a literal translation of the inside space onto its façade. The form of the Block uses a vertical stack of books as the walls while an open books’ form becomes an inspiration for the skylights on the building. The Architects have ideated the Campus in a manner which consciously embraces the site’s context. The designs seek to enrich the overall educational experience, aspiring for holistic human development.

Speaking on executing this first of its kind project, Dikshu C. Kukreja, Managing Principal, CP Kukreja Architects said, “It is our endeavour to create a 21st Century World-Class Campus set in a City with deep-rooted historical significance. Our design is an amalgamation of these renowned ideologies with a Modernism which contributes towards a futuristic vision of establishing a holistic form of educational space.”

ABOUT CP KUKREJA ARCHITECTS

Started in 1969 with a vision to redefine architecture and planning in India, CPKA is one of the most revered architectural firms in the country. They have been contributing to the field for almost 50 years. The firm is ranked amongst the Top 100 architecture firms in the world and Top 5 in Asia. CPKA has achieved the unique distinction of being the first design firm in India to have acquired a US-based design practice, specializing in Sustainability. Their integrated practice undertakes consultancy in Master Planning, Architecture Urban Design, Structural and Civil Engineering, Electrical, Plumbing and Sanitary Engineering, Air-conditioning and FDV System, Fire Fighting System, Quantity Surveying and Estimating, and Project Management. CPKA’s unique multi-disciplinary approach is the reason for the creation of some of the most iconic buildings across the globe in addition to their commitment to design excellence through innovation and sustainability. It has been receiving global awards and recognition across major design platforms such as the BUILD Review’s 2018 Architecture Innovation Awards, wherein CPKA has been recognized as the ‘Most Innovative Indian Architectural Design Firm for the year 2018’, amongst other numerous awards.

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