Jetavan, Maharashtra / Sameep Padora

Jetavan, Maharashtra, India

Third Place in 2A Asia Architecture Award (2ACAA 2016)

Sameep Padora

Asia Architecture Award 2016

Third place- public

Firm: Sameep Padora and Associates

Firm Location: India

Team Members: Aparna Dhareshwar, Karan Bhat, Kriti Veerappan, Aniket Umaria


The project for a Buddhist Learning and Skill Development center in Sakarwadi, provided an opportunity for us to investi- gate the criticality of the notion of the re- gional whilst engaging with the local com- munity.

Collaborating with the team of experts from Kutch we evolved construc- tion techniques that attempt to leverage a local materiality of stabilized stone quarry dust and fly ash and salvaged mangalore tiles with pedagogy of knowledge that is globally informed.

The project is planned around existing trees almost creating pavilions within the dense forestation while the buildings sectionally respond to views of the dense foliage around them. The entire project is designed to be built by local workers and members of the local community trained by mastercraftsman from Kutch.

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