Guwahati College of Architecture

Guwahati, India

Year: 2011


The campus masterplan was developed from a conceptual diagram that observes and records the users’ movement in order to create a “village” that promotes constructive interaction. During this process we have taken into account the typical architecture and spontaneous rural planning around Guwahati. As shown in the two fi nal images there are 3 levels of circulation bound by 2 main tyes of nodes. In the diagram representing the traditional village we can observe how the thickest black line, which symbolizes the main road, is used to reach the area. From this a network of roads (shown in red) envelops the inner parts. This second level of connective tissue leads to a principal node (in blue) and to secondary nodes, the houses’ courtyards (in green), through small pathways (orange) hidden by the woods. Similarly, in our campus, the ring road leads both people and vehicles to the inner parts of the campus, while the pathways connect the different areas while cutting through different points of interest and gathering.