Indian Institute of Management

Bangalore, India

Year: 1992


Interconnected courtyards with lofty corridors, interspersed with shrines and temples provide pauses for personal and social activities. This is how South Indian temples have become second homes to all, along with being social and cultural centres. Similarly, the educational campuses should be without boundaries and doors, to fulfill this need as if in a sacred place.

In the IIM B masterplan, Doshi reinterprets several open and covered pergolas, corridors and courtyards interconnecting various facilities such as classrooms, seminar rooms, library, dormitories etc. The diverse landscapes in the courtyards and pergolas, with their changing color and light add a sense of time. Similarly, the external stone walls are covered with the creepers.