As a 21st Century campus for an institution of international repute, the TCS institute for imparting education bears the responsibility for each individual, participant, future aspirant as one who shall carry the image of the institution setting high standards. The design creates an image for a newcomer as well as sense of belonging. This association is to be extended through careful expression throughout the development. Especially being located in a city like Gandhinagar, a planned capital town, the infrastructure shall advocate the philosophy of this organization. The site planning principles include a strong axis through the dense vegetation providing a foreground and a visual connection for the campus. The complex is composed of administration, training, hostel, cafeteria, and recreation blocks in close proximity to one another to facilitate walking throughout the campus. A sustainable water body lies at the centre of the hostel block, and provides a backdrop to the amphitheatre for community events.

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Published by Brinda Somaya

SNK was founded in Mumbai as Somaya & Kalappa Consultants in 1978. Spanning over four decades, this multi-award winning practice is currently led by founder and principal architect Brinda Somaya and her lawyer turned architect daughter, Nandini Sampat. SNK continues to build upon its inclusive mode of practice enabling it to take on diverse projects at all scales. These include public buildings, institutional campuses, hospitals, hotels, housing, retail, corporate offices, museums and galleries, resorts, information technology parks and private homes. SNK has grown into a collaborative practice that has developed strong and respectful working relationships with leading international practices, most notably Jim Polshek, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox and OMA. SNK comprises of over 50 architects, designers, engineers and quantity estimators, with an additional twenty staff to support the firm. Starting with four people in a garden shed over forty years ago, many have continued their journey with the practice and remained key contributors towards the evolution, survival and success of SNK.

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