DPS KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL

KHOSLA ASSOCIATES


DPS KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL

KHOSLA ASSOCIATESarchmarathonKHOSLA ASSOCIATES
No.646, 1st 'D' Main Road,
Domlur Layout, Bangalore 560071
www.khoslaassociates.com
Category:
Education
Project selected:
DPS KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL
Location:
Bangalore, India
Year:
2013

The primary challenge was to design and complete construction of the first 35,000 sft. Kindergarten block within a 6-month time span at an efficient cost of Rs.1200/sft (USD $20/sft). The efficiencies of designing and constructing a building so rapidly had to be balanced with what we believed in; creating a warm, playful and welcoming environment for these young children that would be filled with natural light and ventilation. We set out to achieve our goal by creating an efficient modular system that we could use as building blocks. We looked at the basic module of a 700 sft classroom (35ft x 20 ft.) that could be repeated horizontally, or stacked one atop the other.
It is our hope as architects that we are able to take this simple yet effective typology further to other franchises in the region.